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5000D Airflow + Elite Capellix Cooler - How to add Case RGB ?


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So I'm putting together a new build which is going to include the 5000D Airflow and the Elite Capellix H115i.

I'm trying to figure out what I need to get to add RGB strips/lights to the case interior. There's so many different variants of controllers and strips that I'm not sure which I should be looking at. 

There's the CORSAIR RGB LED Lighting PRO Expansion Kit but it says it requires the Lighting Node PRO or Commander PRO but I'm wondering the Commander Core that comes with the Capellix cooler will work? Or is there a different RGB strip set I should be looking at

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Just to add, I do have the two devices below (one of which is the Lighting Nod Pro I think) and some ML RGB fans from an old build, assuming these are still compatible, might I be able to use them in conjunction with the CORSAIR RGB LED Lighting PRO Expansion Kit?

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The Commander Core cannot natively do RGB strips. It’s just 6 PWM and 6 RGB fan ports, plus the special connector for the AIO power/lighting/data. This different than the Commander XT that drops the AIO connector for a LED port that can do strips. 
 

That is a Lighting Node Pro in your picture, along with the 5v RGB lighting hub booster for fans that you will not need for strips. Those will connect directly to LED port 1 or 2. So you have everything you need, aside from the strips themselves. 

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3 hours ago, c-attack said:

The Commander Core cannot natively do RGB strips. It’s just 6 PWM and 6 RGB fan ports, plus the special connector for the AIO power/lighting/data. This different than the Commander XT that drops the AIO connector for a LED port that can do strips. 
 

That is a Lighting Node Pro in your picture, along with the 5v RGB lighting hub booster for fans that you will not need for strips. Those will connect directly to LED port 1 or 2. So you have everything you need, aside from the strips themselves. 

So I basically just have to run both the Commander Core and the Node Pro and keep the cooler and it's fans to the core and whatever lights to the Node Pro and that booster (for my older ML fans)?

At least my hoarding of random PC parts has come in handy for once haha

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You can use the RGB functionality for either device for fans and one is not necessarily better than the others.  The Commander Core will attempt to manage mixed fan types by setting a common LED count.  The LNPro can't do that.  If you are running mixed fans types, it's somewhat user preference as to which is better -- splitting them on two controllers or lumping them together on the Com Core.  I think for ML-RGB (4 LED) and ML-Elite/SP-Elite (8 LEDs), I would be OK with them on the Commander Core mixed.  They are both center hub and do similar effects.  It's not like combining QL and ML-RGB.  

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