Woodyz82 Posted December 21, 2021 Share Posted December 21, 2021 Hi All, Go easy on me! Hope this makes sense! Looking for some help with my first RGB build please, done plenty of build over the years but never a full RGB. I have ordered a 4000x RGB case which comes with x3 SP120 RGB Elite fans in the front which are PWM, I have ordered an extra one of these for the rear of the case also, the case comes with the lighting node core. Last of all I have the H100i RGB Platinum, which I believe comes with x2 ML120 Pro RGB fans, again PWN. Board wise I have the ASUS Stix Z270E Gaming. This board has x2 4 pin RGB headers for aura sync and x6 headers for fan / pump connections, which are - AIO Pump / CPU Fan / CPU Opt / CHA Fan 1 / CHA Fan 2 and H_Amp Fan. So after much reading through various forums I was going to go with running the H100i Pump off AIO Pump header and both its cooling fans off the CPU Fan and the CPU Opt header (these mirror each other) then connect the pump to a motherboard usb header for the RGB etc. Then run the remaining x4 case fans off CHA Fan 1 and CHA Fan 2 and then run a PWN splitter off the H Amp header. Then RGB for the case fans to the lighting node core and that to another motherboard usb header. Would all that work and sync ok in iCUE? But this is where it gets confusing for me! I have also looked at the option of getting a commander pro in an effort to tidy up wiring and using all my fan and a couple usb headers, I am aware I can't put the SP120 fans and the ML 120 fans on the same lighting node core unit as you can't mix fans, but could I put all fans and even the pump power and pump usb into the commander pro and then run the x4 case fans from the lighting node code to the commander pro led channel 1. Too many options and I now have brain block! Few options below I can't get my head round! Run the H100i as it states in its manual (fans and rgb connections to the pump) or the method I read and stated above using motherboard headers. If I get a commander pro what options do I have available? Will I need two lighting node cores for full rgb? Or can I run the H100i rgb by hooking up everything to the pump then then it's usb header into the commander pro? Better / safer options for running the pump and its fans - is it safer on the board or is the commander pro ok? Read an article stating use the board as iCUE could crash therefore not controlling the pump and fans cooling correctly. Would the motherboard rgb headers which are aura sync work? Believe iCUE can now sync / work rgb with aura sync. Mind blown - maybe I have too many options! Seen so many different diagrams! Help me out guys! Cheers Simon Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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