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Schicco
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Hello Guys, 

just have a quick question if i have everything needed, within the packages, to light the RGB hardware up.

The RGB i have ordered for my System:

6 Fans = 2x LL120 Fans Tripple Pack

3 Fans = QL120 Fans Tripple Pack

iCUE H150i Elite Capellix

2x Lian Li Strimer plus RGB Cable Sleeve

 

I know in the Capellix and the triplle packs are some speziel corsair hubs and commander core, but is this enough to light up everything plus the lian li strimer cables?

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If you want the strimmer cables to be part of the CUE system, you'll need an adapter to make it connect to a Corsair controller.  The easiest would be to use an extra Lighting Node Pro controller from one of the LL triple packs.  However, there is a question as to whether you want LL fans at all.  

 

You have three different fan types in this build.  LL, QL, and the ML-Elite OEM from the AIO.  The ML-E are included, so that's decided even if you are replacing them.  However, it's a bit hard to justify the single sided LL ring fan if you also have double sided QL.  I can't think of reason to use them both and it would be uncommon to see a large price difference.  You may want to give some thought as to where those fans will be located and their orientation.  The complication is QL fans come with a Lighting Node Core that is not likely to be suitable for the strimmer adapter.

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The plan is, to replace the fans on the capellix with LL fans, because of the RGB ring on the LL. I have 3 QL fans because of the fact they have the Led ring on the backside as well. Since I need some fans that blow fresh air into the system I will need to place them back sided. That's why I took 3 QL fans for this job. 6 LL fans front sided with RGB ring visible and 3 QL fans backsided with RGB ring visible. 

 

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Yes, but why not 9 QL so you have the flexibility to change, the side lighting, and the extra lighting patterns?

 

If you do 6 LL and 3 QL you will need to keep them on separate lighting controller channels. Combing them will cause havoc with your patterns. However, you will need 2 channels/controllers for 9 fans regardless of type. 

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Because there was a huge price difference. 2 more triple packs of QL would have cost 110€ more. 😂 

So LL and QL won't work together with the lightning patterns I set up with CUE? 

The 2 controllers I need, are included in the LL triple packs or? 

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LL and QL won't work together on the same controller. as long as you don't mix fan types on the same controller you are fine.

 

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8 minutes ago, LeDoyen said:

LL and QL won't work together on the same controller. as long as you don't mix fan types on the same controller you are fine.

 

So the lighting patterns will work, the RGB will be synchronize together? 

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not out of the box, no matter the fan models 🙂

each controller is totally independent. you can't automatically synchronize between two controllers unless they introduce that feature someday in iCUE. each controller will loop the effects in his bank of 6 fans, and loop those 6 only.

there are ways to do it by making effects manually and timing them to loop nicely, but i have never had the patience to try it.

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24 minutes ago, LeDoyen said:

not out of the box, no matter the fan models 🙂

each controller is totally independent. you can't automatically synchronize between two controllers unless they introduce that feature someday in iCUE. each controller will loop the effects in his bank of 6 fans, and loop those 6 only.

there are ways to do it by making effects manually and timing them to loop nicely, but i have never had the patience to try it.

But if I would use 9 QL they would synchronize together on one controller? Dayum. Seems like I have to change the LL for 6 more QL then 

 

Can't you connect LL and QL on the commander core? Thought this is possible 

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12 minutes ago, Schicco said:

But if I would use 9 QL they would synchronize together on one controller? Dayum. Seems like I have to change the LL for 6 more QL then

No, as stated above, 6 is the limit if you want to synchronize effects without a lot of manual effort.

Any single controller only supports 6 separate RGB connections. 

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10 hours ago, Schicco said:

 

Because there was a huge price difference. 2 more triple packs of QL would have cost 110€ more

 

That’s an extreme difference. Typically they sell for the same price or within $5-10 on the triple pack. Not sure if that is a deal on the LL or a huge mark up on the QL. 
 

You can make both sets of fans do the same pattern at the same time (synchronization). However, you cannot make them do sequential effects across the two controllers (pattern on fans 1-9). Also, several of the presets are unique the QL and you will not be able to make the LL do the same thing. They do share some of the basic and LL specific ring patterns. 

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Okay thank you. 

The setup finally arrived and I started building today. 

I Completely messed up. I thought it's a bit easier to wire it up. 

I think I don't have enough to get every fan connected RGB and PWM. 

Like you see on the added picture I have 

 

1 commander core 

2 rgb hubs 

2 lighting node pro

1 lightning node core 

 

And I just realized, I cant supply  my 9 fans with power. I have enough spots for the RGB pins, but I guess  only 6 PWM pins for power the fans  on the commander core. 

 

Am I correct that I need something more for power  or am I just to retarded to install it correctly. 

 

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You can use PWM splitters on the Commander Pro for the fans. Or you can get a powered PWM fan  and control 6 fans (or more) from a single fan controller port.

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