billytsak Posted November 25, 2021 Share Posted November 25, 2021 Hello, I'm new to the forum, and not sure if this is the right place. I couldn't find a more appropriate Topic to post this under, as most of them were grayed out. I am building a new rig from scratch, the components are as follows: Case: Corsair 7000D Airflow AIO Cooler: Corsair H150i Elite Capellix White (1 Commander Core) Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900x GPU: Asus ROG Strix 3080 White RAM: G.Skill Trident Z Royal 32GB DDR4-3600MHz PSU: Seasonic Prime TX-1000 80+ Titanium Case Fans: 9 Corsair LL120 RGB (3 Lighting Node Pro) With that said, I am trying to figure out the proper way to wire the 9 case fans (LL120 RGB) and 3 AIO fans (ML120 RGB). I have poured through the Corsair forums, looked at many diagrams, and watched many videos. It is a bit overwhelming, but I have a general idea of what's going on. I was hoping to get some clarification and guidance on this endeavor. From what I understand, the Commander Core and 3 Lighting Node Pros included with my Corsair fans do not provide enough connections to power the fans and control their RGB through iCUE. Therefore, I am under the impression that I would need, in total, 1 Commander Core, 1 Commander Pro, and 1 RGB Fan LED Hub. This would allow me to power 6 fans through the Commander Core, 6 fans through the Commander Pro, as well as light 6 fans through the Commander Core, and 6 fans through the RGB Hub. However, it seems that mixing the 3 ML120 RGB fans and 3 LL120 RGB fans on the Commander Core will not allow for "bouncing" lighting effects - only static effects. I have read a couple of posts indicating that a firmware update to the Commander Core, earlier this year, fixed this mix-and-match issue - I cannot find an official confirmation that this indeed happened/works now. My 2 questions are: Is 1 Commander Core, 1 Commander Pro, and 1 RGB Fan LED Hub enough to properly power and light a total of 12 fans? Will the ML120 RGB fans and LL120 RGB fans cooperate if plugged into the same Commander Core, thus allowing the more complex lighting patterns? I apologize if this is a bit scattered. This is my first time using Corsair's lighting hardware, and it is somewhat confusing. At the end of the day, I just want my lighting to work as intended, and not burn out any hubs/channels by overloading them with PWM splitters (which was my original plan - 1 Commander Pro, 2 RGB Hubs, 12 fans). I appreciate any and all guidance, and thank you in advance. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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