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Corsair 7000D

 

Front of Case – 4x 120mm Corsair QL fans - Intake

Side of case – 4x 120mm Corsair QL fans – Intake

Top of Case – 3x 120mm ML Pros on a Corsair H150 AIO  – Exhaust

Back of case – 1x 120mm QL fan – Exhaust

 

Controller Config

 

Commander Pro XT–  QL6 fans 6 RGB connectors

Commander Pro XT –  QL3 fans 3 RGB connectors

Commander Pro – 3x 120mm ML pros (AIO)

Lighting Node – RGB for 3 ML pros

 

Hi Corsair people. Wondering whether I have way too much push in this fan config for the 7000D case , I have always worked on a 1:1 ratio but this is a 2:1 ratio. Apologies for the bad drawing below but this should give a visual representation of what I am thinking of doing.. I am also thinking about omitting the side fans on the 7000D case, as I’m unsure how much better temps I would have with them installed and would certainly make the back of the case easier to work with, although I’m used to mids, so working in the 7000D should be a breeze. Any thoughts are welcome.

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Don't worry about the balance between push and pull. All it does here is you'll be in a positive pressure setup, which means less dust, since you only intake through the filters. You may find you have to clean the interior less often than with a balanced or negative pressure setup, which is good. and the GPU will like the extra air.

More flow between GPU and AIO also means you'll exhaust some heat to the back and not all through the AIO, which would be no bueno.

 

That said, you could cut on fan controllers for sure by using powered PWM hubs, it seems a bit overkill as it is 🙂

Depending on which AIO it is (if it has a Commander core), you may only need one controller taking care of fan motors.

Front intake, side intake, back exhaust, that's 3 channels you need on top of the AIO fans. The CoCore has 6 channels, so it's good to go.

For RGB, the CoCore from the AIO (if it's what you have) could take care of its own ML and the exhaust QL (i believe we can mix fan types on this controller? someone correct me if i'm wrong!)

Then if you get 3 packs of QLs with lighting node cores, you could have 2 RGB controllers doing 4 fans each.

Since you can't sync lighting between controllers, it would look nicer if you had the front fans in one LNC, and the side fans on another LNC. Sequential effects would chain nicely in the banks of 4 vertical fans

 

That could be :

Capellix AIO with CoCore controller (3 AIO fans on PWM/RGB ports 1-3, exhaust QL on PWM/RGB ports 4, powered PWM hub port 5 for side fans, powered PWM hub port 6 for front fans)

2 powered PWM hubs

3 triple packs of QL with LNCore (only 2 controllers needed for 4front/4side QLs

 

Have a look at Devbiker's guide to controllers (skip to the ones you're interested in), that could help you see what they are capable of, and what you really need to drive all those fans.

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for taking the time to reply to this, LeDoyen, much appreciated. Good to know this fan setup will have a positive affect on my case. In regards to sequential order stuff, looks like you are correct when you say that you can mix the fans on the controller, I was told by official corsair support that you cannot, however the only drawback is the timings on the QL fans and ML fans but literally it's like a second difference and in all honesty I will probably not use visor or any similar lighting setting. Below forum user has written more on this -

So my sequential order will go from the top front to bottom/ bottom side to top side/ top ML fans/ back exhaust fan. I even have a phanteks neon led that I have purchased a converter cable to work with the Copro led slot and it works like a charm. Shout out to Pirate_dog on ebay. If you're in US it cost about $9.99 but I had to get it shipped to UK, so cost a lot more in taxes and air mail.

 

I was going to use QL's on the AIO rad but I refuse to sacrifice functionality for looks, at least not in this situation. I am set now, I already have 6 QL's on my phanteks p400a (that look stunning), so I just need another QL 3 pack the AIO and the 7000D case. I am moving in a few months, so will most likely build it then, rather than lugging 20kg+ of weight around but good to know I can come back to this thread and sanity check what I'm doing, so thanks again!

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As mentioned above, you are going to want to cut out one of the Commanders. My automatic instinct is to drop one of the XTs. Any Lighting Node Core from a QL multipack can take its place for RGB control and you already have enough PWM headers for 12. You can simplify that even more by using a PWM hub/repeater instead of additional fan controllers. You don’t need individual fan control over these fans in their sub groups of 3-4. RGB and PWM functions are completely separate and these do not need to go to the same device. 
 

Having multiple Commanders can be a nuisance for daily management and you can’t tell XT #1 from XT #2 until you open up the device panel. More critically we are seeing a lot of usb throughput issues when multiple XT, Commander Core, and/or LCD top devices are combined. 2 seems to be the safe limit for that, so if you are using a Corsair Elite AIO we need to rework this to make sure you don’t run into device detection issues on Day 1. 

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Thanks - C-Attack. 2 XT controllers will be max I use tbh. Now I have found out that a ML can be on the same controller as a QL. I am fairly new to ICUE4 (Have been using ICUE legacy for years)  but have found it extremely intuitive and easy to use and I can set the correct fan to ML or QL and then have higher speeds or a steeper curve for the ML's. 

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Thanks - C-Attack. 2 XT controllers would have been the max I use tbh. Now I have found out that a ML can be on the same controller as a QL. I am fairly new to ICUE4 (Have been using ICUE legacy for years)  but have found it extremely intuitive and easy to use and I can set the correct fan to ML or QL and then have higher speeds or a steeper curve for the ML's. Also i'll play around with the LNC idea with fans running off the PWM hub repeater also. Cheers

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You might want to take a look at my 7000 FAQ (see my sig).

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I'm a little late to the party but wanted to add my 2 cents.  I am struggling with USB errors with just a Commander XT, a commander Core, H170 LED and NXT 850E PSU.  Not every device works at the same time because of limited USB resources.  The number of USB devices connecting in this config looks like you may run into similar problems.  Another thread mentions that Corsair is working on new firmware to fix this problem but right now, I have to give up a USB-3 header to get everything to run concurrently.

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