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Hello. I am a beginner with building a pc, and i plan on building one in the next few months. I am buying the 360mm AIO cooler, and 7 more general purpose corsair ARGB fans. (SP120 RGB Elite).
Apparently, all of this comes with 2 rgb node cores, and a commander pro (in total). How will i connect all of these parts together in a way that i will be able to control each fans speed and lighting? because for the cappelix, some reviews said that the fans plug into the pump for their speed and lighting control, but i dont know for sure. Basicly my question is just where to plug all the parts in for each node core, fan, and commander pro. thank you!

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The Elite Capellix series AIOs comes with a Commander Core controller. One side has 6 PWM ports and the other has 6 direct RGB ports for fans.  6 is the maximum number of RGB fans on any controller and it seems like you will have 10. 
 

PWM speed control - Easiest solution is to pick up a cheap PWM hub. This is essentially a powered splitter and some Corsair cases come with one already. It uses 1 PWM port from the Commander Core and passes the signal to the rest of the fans on the hub. They all run the same speed but you don’t need individual control on a panel of 3x120. 
 

RGB - Besides the Commander Core you will use one of the Lighting Node Core devices that come in any of the multipacks. You must split the fans 6+4 or 5+5 between them and each becomes its own lighting group. Keep that in mind when connecting as it may be preferable to have them grouped in a way that makes sense to you. 
 

The other alternative is to get another combination controller - the Commander XT. This is just like the Commander Core with dual side PWM/RGB but minus the AIO power socket. It is more expensive than a PWM hub but would take the place of the PWM hub and Lighting Node Core. 

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36 minutes ago, c-attack said:

The Elite Capellix series AIOs comes with a Commander Core controller. One side has 6 PWM ports and the other has 6 direct RGB ports for fans.  6 is the maximum number of RGB fans on any controller and it seems like you will have 10. 
 

PWM speed control - Easiest solution is to pick up a cheap PWM hub. This is essentially a powered splitter and some Corsair cases come with one already. It uses 1 PWM port from the Commander Core and passes the signal to the rest of the fans on the hub. They all run the same speed but you don’t need individual control on a panel of 3x120. 
 

RGB - Besides the Commander Core you will use one of the Lighting Node Core devices that come in any of the multipacks. You must split the fans 6+4 or 5+5 between them and each becomes its own lighting group. Keep that in mind when connecting as it may be preferable to have them grouped in a way that makes sense to you. 
 

The other alternative is to get another combination controller - the Commander XT. This is just like the Commander Core with dual side PWM/RGB but minus the AIO power socket. It is more expensive than a PWM hub but would take the place of the PWM hub and Lighting Node Core. 

So then, the corsair capelix AIO fans dont have a controller in the pump? ok. So, can you tell me where everything will plug in? cuz idk where each controllers plugs will go.

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11 hours ago, Skittle4528 said:

So then, the corsair capelix AIO fans dont have a controller in the pump?

Correct.  The Elite series moved to Capellix LEDs and a very fancy pump face and that made putting the fan/pump controller inside the block impossible.  So instead you get a full PWM/RGB external controller that works with or without the AIO.  

 

The Commander Core is very straightforward and clear where things go.  Have a look at the thread below for pictures and a ton of other information.

 

 

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