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  1. Last updated September 13 2021 Clickable Direct Links to each section of this Faq (click browser back button to return here, or just keep on scrolling) Commander Pro/Lighting Node Pro/Lighting Node Core/RGB Fan LED Hubs/PSU's/AIO Coolers RGB Fans/RGB Strips/LS100 specs/info iCUE Enabled Cases Basic Questions Answered Diagrams and Videos ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Other Faqs/Guides My 1000D Build Guide iCue FAQ DevBikers General Cooler FAQ Inheritance's iCUE Tutorial Community iCUE Tutorials/Guides iCUE Early Access - Video Tutorials ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ We request you refrain from posting questions or requests for help in this thread. It is for reference only, Please start a new thread with any questions or requests for help. Thank You Links for correct Section's of the Forum for Question's you might want to ask iCUE 'Click Me Corsair Cooling & Coolers 'Click Me' Corsair Link 'Click Me' Corsair Power Supplies 'Click Me' Corsair Cases 'Click Me' Corsair Memory (RAM) 'Click Me' Corsair Solid State Drives 'Click Me' Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) 'Click Me' Again, Please don't ask for help or advice in this Thread as it will make it unmanageable for both my self and the Corsair Administration Team, Start Your own thread in the correct section from above. To add. I Do not mind taking Pm's for questions or help and will always answer you.. but in the art of helping others we need your questions to be public really so that future members in need of help can find similar questions to their own while searching for answers.. hope this makes sense guys & gals.. and GOOD LUCK!! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Thought I would Knock this thread up for people to find when searching for Setup help of Corsair iCue & LINK Hardware, RGB Fans, Commander Pro's, Lighting Node Pro's, Corsair LED strips ETC. I will keep adding to it in an attempt to cover most iCue & Link Wiring/Hardware Setup type Questions. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ iCue & Link Control Products Button Controllers Only compatible with HD or SP RGB fans Must use HD version on HD fans only and SP version on SP fans only Plugs into the Corsair RGB Fan LED hub Cannot be used along side Corsair iCue/LINK Corsair RGB Fan LED Hub Sata Powered (none Removable) Connects via an LED channel of either the Commander Pro or Lighting Node Pro and would allow RGB control via Corsair iCue/LINK (SP & HD fans also have a button controller option, Note:- no Corsair iCue/LINK Control when using Button Controllers) Compatible with All Corsair RGB Fans up to a total of 6 Via 6 x 4 pin Headers Only 1 type of fan per hub. All SP or All HD etc etc Ports must be used in order When bought on it's own you don't get the RGB 3 Pin (twin cable) data connection cable with it for connection to CoPro or NoPro Corsair Lighting Node Core Sata Powered (none removable) Connects to a USB header (none Removable) Supports 6 of Corsairs RGB Fans 6 x 4 pin Headers Allows RGB Control via Corsair iCue/LINK Auto Detected in iCUE Lighting Node Pro (NoPro) Sata Powered (none Removable) Connects to a USB header (Removable) Support 2 LED channels. via 2 x 3 pin headers, Each channel supports a single RGB Fan Hub or up to 4 strips in LINK and 6 Strips Limit in iCue Allows RGB Control via Corsair iCue/LINK Auto Detected in iCUE If you have 6 QL fans on the Lighting Node Pro then you can not use the other RGB Channel. it becomes unavailable in iCUE Commander Pro (CoPro) 1, Sata Powered (none Removable) with 4.5a Limit for the entire unit... this includes its MCU as well as a 1a limit per fan header. (note.Not Officially supported but there is no reason why you can not use Fan header Splitter cables but its been noted triple fan splitters cause issues) imho no more that 8 fans in total. 2, Connects via USB Header (none Removable) 3, Has 2 USB headers 4, 2 LED channels. Each channel supports a single RGB Fan Hub or up to 4 strips in LINK and 6 Strips Limit in iCue via 2 x 3 pin headers, 5, 4 Temp Probe Channels and 4 Supplied Probes 6, Comes with 2 RGB data connection cables for RGB Fan LED Hubs. 7, Allows RGB/Fan RPM Control & System Monitoring via Corsair iCue/LINK 8, The LED on the Commander Pro will Flash green upon boot and any time it communicates with the Host PC.. it will go Red when in Boot loader Mode or has a communications Error. it is not illuminated normally Commander Core (included with the iCUE Elite Capellix AIO Coolers) Sata Powered (none removable) Connects to a USB header (none Removable) Supports 6 of Corsairs RGB Fans 6 x 4 pin Headers Controls the Speed of up to 6 Fans both PWM and Voltage controlled 6 x 4 pin Headers Allows RGB Control via Corsair iCue/LINK Auto Detected in iCUE Allows controls of iCUE Elite Capellis AIO Coolers Has 1 Thermal probe 2pin header and a 2nd sensed from the Elite cooler in iCUE Corsair I Series Power Supply's Connects Via a Mini usb Connection or Supplied 4 pin connector lets You monitor and log fan speed, voltages, power consumption and Temperatures. Lets you control fan speed. Lets You configure +12V rail operation. Auto Detected in iCUE Corsair I Series Hydro Coolers Pro Series Coolers Have a Single Zone RGB Pump head only, No RGB Fans are Supplied Platinum Series Coolers Have a Multi Zone RGB Pump head and ML RGB Fans are Supplied Connects Via a Micro Usb for the Pro/Platinum Series and Mini usb for older versions lets You monitor and log fan/Pump speed and Liquid Temperatures. Lets you control fan & Pump speed. Lets You configure the Pump Heads RGB Lighting (and The fans RGB on Platinum coolers) Auto Detected in iCUE (Note.. some coolers are not compatible with iCue currently. more info to follow Compatibility List) Elite AIO Coolers more info here H series Elite Cooler Faq Corsair RGB RAM All of Corsairs RGB Ram is Compatible with iCUE Requires No Cables to connect Auto Detected in iCUE ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ RGB Fan & LED Strip Specifications Note. None of the below Fans/Fan Kits are supplied with a Voltage/Pwm Fan controller of any type. For this sort of control (in Corsair iCue/LINK) you would need a Commander Pro And all Corsair's RGB fans need to be Connected to a Corsair RGB Fan LED Hub and the RGB Fan LED Hub goes to either the Button controller (HD RGB and SP RGB fans only) or Corsair's Commander Pro or Lighting Node Pro Triple (120mm) & Double (140mm) packs of Fans come with, SP/HD fans 1x RGB Fan LED Hub & 1x Button controller... LL/ML fans 1x RGB Fan LED Hub & 1 Lighting Node Pro All Corsair RGB fans have these 2 x 4pin connections and Strips and Dominator Airflow Platinum RGB Fan have just 1x 3pin RGB connection) Note (Strip's RGB plug is 3 pin and Fan's RGB plug is 4 PIN. Strips work with Strips... Fans work with Fans... simples) SP RGB Fans: 4 LEDs around the centre hub. all 4 LED's display the same colour at the same time, These are 3-pin, DC-controlled fans and cannot be controlled from the Corsair Liquid Cooler fan connectors. The RGB effect is visible on both intake and exhaust. Only available as 120mm. Rated current for the fan: 0.30A. Can NOT be mixed with Corsairs other RGB Fans including SP Pro RGB Fans on the same Lighting Node Core or RGB Fan LED Hub . SP Pro RGB Fans: 8 Individually addressed LEDs around the centre of the hub, These are 3-pin, DC-controlled fans and cannot be controlled from the Corsair Liquid Cooler fan connectors. The RGB effect is visible on both intake and exhaust. Available as 120mm or 140mm. Rated current for the fan: 0.30A. Can NOT be mixed with Corsairs SP RGB Fans on the same Lighting Node Core or RGB Fan LED Hub . SP Pro Elite Fans: 8 Individually addressed LEDs around the centre of the hub, These are 4-pin PWM fans and can be controlled from any 4-pin PWM header or 3-pin DC header (PWM is preferred and provides better control). They have a clear fan body and are visible from both intake and exhaust. Available in 140mm and 120mm versions. Rated current for the fan: 0.30A. . HD RGB Fans: 12 Individually addressed LEDs around the outside of the fan. These are 4-pin PWM fans and can be controlled from any 4-pin PWM header or 3-pin DC header (PWM is preferred and provides better control). They have a clear fan body and are visible from both intake and exhaust. Available in 140mm and 120mm versions. Rated current for the fan: 0.30A. . LL RGB Fans: 16 Individually addressed LEDs, 12 around the outside and 4 around the hub. These are 4-pin PWM fans and can be controlled from any 4-pin PWM header or 3-pin DC header (PWM is preferred and provides better control). The RGB effect is only visible from the intake side of the fan. Available in 140mm and 120mm versions. Rated current for the fan: 0.30A. . QL RGB Fans: 34 Individually addressed LEDs, 12 around the outside and 4 around the hub on the front and 12 around the outside and 6 around the hub on the inside of the fan. These are 4-pin PWM fans and can be controlled from any 4-pin PWM header or 3-pin DC header (PWM is preferred and provides better control). The RGB effect is visible from the intake and exhaust sides of the fan. Available in 140mm and 120mm versions. Rated current for the fan: 0.30A. Note. If Using 6 QL Fans on the Lighting Node Pro. you can not have anything on the Lighting Node Pro's other Rgb Channel. Can be Used with RGB Fan LED Hubs Like any other Corsair RGB iCUE enabled Fan . ML RGB Fans: 4 Individually addressed LEDs around the hub of the fan. Optimized for the best combination of performance and silence, using the same technology as the Corsair ML Pro fans but with reduced speed. They are identical to the fans that ship with the new series of PRO coolers. These are 4-pin PWM fans and require a 4-pin PWM connection for control; the magnetic levitation requires the full 12V to operate properly. The RGB effect is visible on both intake and exhaust. Available in 140mm and 120mm versions. Rated current for the fan: 0.225A. . Pro RGB Strip: 10 Individually addressed LEDs, Length: 410mm, IP65-rated transparent silicone coated, 4 magnets per strip and full-strip tape, 5v. 4 strip Limit in LINK and 6 Strip Limit in iCue NOTE* (not to be confused with the older and now EOL CORSAIR Link RGB LED Lighting Kit which only contains 2 Strips.. this kit will NOT work with the Commander Pro or Lighting Node Pro..) . Dominator Airflow Platinum RGB Fan: 6 Individually addressed LEDs per Fan. Dual 50mm RGB Fans. Designed for Cooling Corsair Dominator Platinum memory modules (but will fit over most other Ram types. Clips to the Clips that hold the Ram in place. RPM: 3700, PWM controllable. Voltage: 5-12V (DC) comes with a supplied Lighting Node Pro and is selected in LINK as an 'Airflow Platinum' or in iCUE as an LED strip. it would then appear as a single RGB Strip.. Effects similar to a HD series fan. . can be chained onto the end of up to 4 strips (maybe 5!) . LS100 Smart Lighting Kit Includes 2x long strips (450mm) with 27 individually addressable LEDs each, 2x short strips (250mm) with 15 individually addressable LEDs each, an external lighting controller, USB cable, and external power cable. Comes with and External PSU and all cabling and clips needed. require 1 x USB Connection.included accessories ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ iCUE Enabled Cases 1. Obsidian 1000D Supplied Devices, 1000D edition Commander Pro. This differs from the normal Commander Pro as it also has a Chassis Lighting option to control the 22 RGB LED's in the Sails Logo and Front IO. this is is connected to LED channel one the 1000D Commander Pro. in the Following order, Sails Logo/Front IO and then there is a Pass through Female RGB socket hanging towards the front of the Case which is Lighting Channel 1 in iCUE. more info here My 1000D build Log 2. Obsidian 500D SE Supplied Devices, 1 x Commander Pro, 3 x LL 120mm RGB Fans, 1 RGB Fan LED Hub More info here Obsidian 500d SE Faq 3. 570x Mirror Black Supplied Devices, 3 x SP 120mm RGB Fans, 1 x RGB Fan LED Hub, RGB PSU Shroud and Sails Logo's and the Sp Button controller More info here 570x Mirror Black Faq 4. 280X Supplied Devices , 1 x Lighting Node Pro, RGB Fan LED Hub, 2 x LL 120mm RGB Fans 5. Spec Omega RGB Supplied Devices, 1 x Spec Omega edition Lighting Node Pro. This differs from a Normal Lighting Node pro as it's LED channel 1 is set to power the front chassis lighting's 30 LED's, it appears in iCUE as the Spec Omega rather than a normal Lighting Node Pro. 2 x HD 120 RGB Fans, 1 x RGB Fan LED Hub ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Some Basic Questions Answered. None of the below items are compatible with the older Commander Mini and Lighting Node Products.. Do NOT attempt to mix the two product ranges. The Commander Mini and Lighting Node are now discontinued, You may get help for these items by asking in the Corsair Link Section 'Click Me' . 4 strip Limit in LINK and 6 Strip Limit in iCue . Commander Pro's can be Daisy chained. . Can have as many Commander Pro's and/or Lighting Node Pro's as you like. . You can NOT mix fan types on the Corsair RGB Fan LED Hub. . Corsair RGB fans have 2 Cables.. one for power/rpm control and one for RGB control . Fans must be plugged into the Corsair RGB Fan LED Hub in order, You must not miss ports out.. 3 fans? ports 1 to 3!. . Do Not Hot Swap Fans and Strips into the Commander Pro or Lighting Node Pro while Your system is powered up. . Fans & Strips must be added Into iCue/LINK in the Correct devices 'Lighting Setup' Tab. . Pro Strips will NOT work in the Corsair RGB Fan LED Hub and will result in a damaged Pro Strip should you attempt this. . RGB fans will NOT work plugged directly in to the Lighting Node Pro or Commander Pro, you MUST use the Corsair RGB Fan LED Hub which then Plugs into a Commander Pro or Lighting Node Pro . ML and LL multipack kits come with both the RGB Fan LED Hub & a Lighting Node Pro . . SP and HD Multipack Kits come the RGB Fan LED Hub & a Button controller. . SP/HD/ML RGB Fan's and Pro LED strips have Hardware playback, Meaning they will will continue to display Custom Profiles when iCue/LINK isn't Running. . LL RGB Fan's Have no Hardware Playback meaning they will not display Custom Profiles when iCue/LINK isn't running . Button Controllers, SP button Controller only operates the SP RGB Fans & the HD button Controller only operates the HD RGB Fans and are in NO way compatible with LL or ML RGB Fan's . If you have one bad fan (LED's) it could possibly effect the following fans on the RGB Fan LED Hub, Bad fan in port 1? fans on the following ports may not light up correctly. . Not Officially supported but there is no reason why you can not use Fan header Splitter cables on the Commander Pro (note there is a 1A limitation per fan header and a 4.5A limitation for the entire unit (including it's MCU and any Corsair RGB Strips you have attached) and I recommend no more than 2 Fans on any one Channel (note, seen plenty of issues when trying to use triple PWM splitters or more). . iCue/LINK Is also a Hardware Monitoring Program. It's not recommended you run other monitoring programs along side it. To do so risks Software Conflicts. . When encountering problems like coolers not being detected by iCue/LINK, it's worth heading to Device Manager/Universal Serial Bus Controllers and look for the Corsair USBXp driver, Even if it is present and enabled, disable/re-enable and see if that helps. General Cooler FAQ: By DevBiker . Lighting Node Pro not appearing or failing to Update in Corsair iCue/LINK? Try This Video for how to Reflash it's Firmware.. This can also apply to the Commander Pro. same procedure but different Firmware, Both Commander Pro and Node Pro Firmware can be found here . Need More USB Headers?. You could use the ones on the back of your case by routing a standard Mini Usb Cable out to it.. Or You could Try this Click Me . Corsair 570x Mirror Black RGB logo's are Connected as a Single SP RGB fan. they are Plugged into Port 4 of the supplied Corsair RGB Fan LED Hub along with the Supplied SP RGB Fans. You would need to Add a Lighting Node Pro or a Commander Pro for iCue/LINK control. Should you replace the stock SP RGB fans with other Corsair RGB fans you would need them on a Second RGB Fan LED Hub and you would need to Move the Logo's to port 1 of the RGB Fan LED hub it's connected to. More to Follow. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Diagrams Note. Fan Type does not matter in these Diagrams. the Wiring is the same across all 4 fan types (see Button Controllers in 'Some Basic Questions Answered' at the top of this thread for other connectivity details on these items and compatibility) Lighting Node Core Setup Lighting Node Pro Setup. This allows RGB control of 4 Pro Strips in Corsair iCue/LINK ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Corsair Lighting Node Pro & Pro Expansion Kit Setup This allows RGB control of 8 Pro Strips in Corsair LINK/iCue ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Corsair RGB Fan & Lighting Node Pro Setup. This allows RGB control of 6 RGB Fan's in Corsair iCue/LINK ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Corsair RGB Fan & Commander Pro Setup. This allows RGB & RPM control of 6 RGB Fan's in Corsair iCue/LINK ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Corsair RGB Fan & Commander Pro & Pro Expansion Kit Setup. This allows RGB & RPM control of 6 RGB Fan's and RGB control of 4 Pro Strips in Corsair iCue/LINK ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Advanced Node Core Setups using Corsair Platinum/Pro series AIO's to control all Fan Speeds.. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Commander Core Diagrams. this one would be your typical way of setting it up (more to be added once its in my hands) One for more than 6 fans ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Corsair 570x Mirror Black Setup. Standard With Commander Pro Giving iCUE Control of 6 SP RGB Fans and the Case Logo's this one shows use of a Custom Cable to allow the use of a Single RGB Fan LED Hub. it must be noted that the Custom cable can only be used with fans/logo's of the same type! the Logo's in the 570x Mirror black are technically an SP RGB Fan. this is how they are connected and also detected in iCUE/LINK and indeed by the SP button Controller..YOU MUST NOT MIX SP Fan RGB fan connections with any of Corsairs other RGB Fans/Strips. and of course this is in no way Supported by Corsair in anyway.. this is a custom modification!. at your own risk guys! and another taking things a step further by adding the Custom SP RGB Fan splitter Cable and also a Commander Pro and Pro Lighting Expansion Pack ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Advanced Corsair RGB Setups This show's the use of Multiple Lighting Node Pro's and RGB Fan LED Hub's. The plan with this one is to have two of the Lighting Node Pro's outside the case Powering 12 x Pro Led strips spread across the back of all Monitors and 12 x Pro Led strips under the desks and behind the TV on the Wall. updated diagram below shows use of DevBikers RGB Fan LED Hub Splitter Cable. more info here http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=174759 I have also run a Usb cable from my Wifes Lighting Node Pro in her PC to my Rear IO so I control her Node Pro in My iCue, meaning her RGB is synced with mine Note. When using PWM splitters please do your Math to make sure any power you are drawing from a device (Pump/CoPro etc) is with in the devices specs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Worth the watch.. certainly for new 570x owners 😉 My Discord Channel Corsair Case Owners Club https://discord.gg/b6x8HpM ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If anyone else has anything to add and can see something that needs editing, just PM me and I will add it in for You and of course add Your name to the Contributors Credits 🙂 If You found this Thread/Faq Helpful then please head back to the top and Rate it please.. Helps show others it's of use 🙂 Contributors So Far:- DevBiker - Fan Specs
  2. Hi all I'm desperate for help to fix these fans I recently upgraded my build with a H150i Elite Capellix 360mm (icue), i have the rad fans connected to the commander CORE as well as my previous 3x LL120 RGB fans. Problem i'm having is using iCUE 3 or 4 i cannot control my fan speeds, the fans show up in lighting control as differant fans, i have tried using a set %, custom curve (with & without sensor set to gpu) as well as fixed rpm. The only control i can get is fixed rpm if i set it to 5000, the selected fan will ramp up to max but will then slowly wind down despite the fan profile telling it to stay @ max. I have tried clearing the cooling config file and restarting - No Affect, tried removing any programs that could control fan rpms - No Affect, tried a force firmware update - No Affect, updated all the iCUE to latest versions. I have check the Commander CORE Connections ( all secure & re-seated), also checked the MB connections ( all secure).
  3. Hi All, I have a h150i elite cappelix, which I want the fans to be managed by the commander pro. Obviously I still need the commander core to wire up the pump. So see my design below. I have a 5000X case. What I did is: - removed the PWM fan controller included in the case --> wired it up to the commander PRO - Used the commander PRO as the FAN controller for the H150i fans - Connected all casefans and H150I fans to the RGB hub included with the case - Connected the Pump to the commander core So my concrete question is: Will the H150 elite cappelix setup work with this setup? Or do I have to connect the fans and RGB to the commander core in order to get it working?
  4. Hi All, I'm hoping somebody may be able to shed some light on an issue I'm having. I have a H115i Elite Capellix CPU cooler, this has 2 LL120 fans mounted on the radiator. The cooler and fans are plugged into a Commander Core controller. For some reason I have no control over the RGB lighting effects in iCue. The software see's the cooler as it's displayed in the top bar of the software along with my keyboard. I also have 3 front mounted fans on my case and a rear exhaust fan, all LL120's plugged into the same Commander Core. I have no control over any of the lighting effects in iCue, all the speeds etc seem to be displaying fine. I wanted to add an extra couple of fans on the bottom of the case. So I purchased a couple of extra fans, a Commander Pro, the extra fans came with an RGB hub. I now have the 3 front fans, the exhaust fan and the 2 bottom fans plugged into the Commander Pro and the extra RGB hub and these are all working fine, they are listed and the RGB lighting is controllable via iCue, however the 2 radiator fans and the CPU cooler are the same, just stuck in the default rainbow effect and I have no control. If I plug the radiator fans into the separate3 RGB hub, they work fine. Am I right to suspect the RGB portion of the Commander Core is faulty? The computer is only a couple of months old. Oh and finally, port 6 of the separate RGB hub doesn't seem to be working either, there's no RGB lighting coming out of that at all I'm so confused, can anybody help?
  5. Hello Everyone, I am new to the forum. I am also new to PC building in general and have learned quickly I have chosen the worst time in history to build a PC due to everything going up in price and parts being hard to find. I have been doing a lot of research and have looked at a lot of the setups posted on this forum however I haven’t found quite what I’m thinking about doing. The components I plan on running are as follows: CASE: Corsair 5000D Airflow (Black) MOTHERBOARD: ASUS AMD AM4 ROG Strix X-570E CPU: Ryzen 5600x GPU: ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3070 (Black) MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 3600 HARD DRIVE: Corsair Force MP600 M.2 2280 1TB (2X) POWER SUPPLY: Corsair RM850x Full Modular (80 GOLD PLUS) CPU COOLER: Corsair iCUE H150i Elite Capellix CPU Cooler (Black) CASE FANS: Corsair iCUE QL120 RGB Fans (Black) (10 Fans) (3 Packs of 3 + 1) I plan on setting up 3X – QL120 fans in front and 3X – QL120 on the side as INTAKE. I plan to remove and hopefully re-sell the 3X – ML120 fans that come included with Corsair H150i CPU cooler. I will then install 3X – QL120 fans on the H150i CPU cooler and attach it to the top of the case as EXHAUST. I will than install the final 1X – QL120 fan to the rear of the case as EXHAUST. This will give me 6X – intake and 4X – exhaust. My question is about wiring all this up. My plan is to remove the included Carbide 6-port PWM repeater. I then want to use the Commander Core included with the H150i CPU Cooler. This will run the 4X – exhaust fans and the pump. I then want to purchase a second Commander Core and run all 6X – intake fans. I think this will be the cleanest set up. 1. But will it work? 2. Can I run two Commander Core’s together without any other lighting cores or Commander Pros? 3. Can you even buy Commander Core’s separately? I see they are on Corsair’s website, but I’ve never seen them in stock. Is there a timeline on when these will be available? 4. Is there any other business that sell the Commander Core’s separately? I would have made one of those awesome diagrams I see all over, but I didn’t know how. Thank you for any and all input on topic.
  6. So I have a Corsair H100i Elite Capellix. It worked fine for a while, aside from the motherboard complaining about a CPU Fan Error even though the Tach cable was properly connected to the CPU_FAN header. I just ignored this issue though, as otherwise the unit was fully functional. Worked upon startup, fully controllable in iCue. There were a few times where the RGB block wouldn't be recognized for a little bit after I disconnected it while in use, but that would fix itself. At least for a while. At some point, I disconnected it once again while in use accidentally while trying to swap the face plate. It once again wasn't detected after being disconnected and reconnected while in use, but I figured it would resolve itself like the times before. But it didn't. But everything else was fully functional, I just couldn't control the RGB block anymore. And then the next day, the Commander Core also wasn't recognized. Fans weren't spinning. The pump wasn't running. At that point, I had to effectively jump-start the unit by disconnecting and reconnecting SATA power. As a result of this, everything connected to the Commander Core would run at full speed, no matter what the temps were. I tried all the normal steps, fully uninstalling all Corsair software, uninstalling Aura Sync, reinstalling iCue, but to no avail. The unit wasn't detected. It wouldn't start up with my system- I had to jump-start it. I looked for another solution, which led me to the "Bluetooth and other devices" panel of Windows. The unit is supposed to show up there, but it didn't. I powered off the system once again, and reseated *every* connection multiple times. This also didn't help at all. I still can't control anything, and the RGB is still either forced to my hardware profile (RGB OFF) or just doesn't work. I don't know which. I then decide to look at Device Manager. I see the Corsair USBxp driver, and decide to uninstall it. Maybe it was corrupted somehow. I uninstall everything Corsair once again, and reinstall iCue. Still nothing. Not detected anywhere. Unit still doesn't start up with my system. Not even with a fresh OS or in the BIOS. Just doesn't work without jump starting it. I suspect it's an issue with the Commander Core, and as I can't afford to RMA as I don't have a replacement cooler on hand and need my PC daily, I plan to just buy a replacement Commander Core. However, they haven't been in stock so I haven't been able to do so. However, if anyone has any other suggestions, PLEASE. For now I've opted to have the fans connected to my motherboard and that sort of works, but it's not ideal. I shouldn't have to do this. EDIT: Also tried: Different PSU header, Different SATA power plug, the other USB 2.0 header, different fan headers for the pump tach cable.
  7. Hello Everyone, I came here to look for a solution for my weird issue :( So I do have a build which is exactly like the photo I already attached but what I encounter is that my ICUE software doesn't detect my Commander core unfortunately therefor I can't control my AIO Fans rgb nor Fans speed also I can't even control my Pump rgb :( I did setup all my build as the photo. Corsair H150i elite capellix with 3 radiator ML120 Fans + 6xQL120 fans. 1xCommander pro 2xlightning node core (comes with the QL120 Fans) My Motherboard is Z390 asus rog strix gaming E. Case Lian Li 011 dynamic. It's really sad for me since it is my first build in my life :(. Any helpful comment would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
  8. Hello everyone, I recently bought a H150i Elite Capplix 280mm AiO which came with the commander core. I plugged in all my SP120 elite RGB fans, and the ML fans that came with the AiO into the Commander Core. My computer went to sleep last night and when I woke up this morning the AiO fans were only spinning at 800rpm. Before I went to bed last night the extreme profile had them spinning at 1000+ rpm. I uninstalled iCue and reinstalled it, but my fans seem like they are stuck on the balanced profile even though they are set to extreme. Does anyone know how I can fix this. I want all of my fans on the extreme profile but it seems to be broken even after a fresh install of iCue. I guess I should note that I have an MSI B550 Gaming Plus board, and reading Corsairs notes on USB connectivity issues w/ the symptom of static speeds, I might be affected.
  9. Hello everyone, I just recently built an AMD rig with an MSI B550 board, 4000x, H150i elite capplix 280mm, and 3 SP120 RGB Elite fans. The H150i came with the commander core. Right now for my MSI board I don’t see a way to disable fan control in the motherboard. All the fans in my case are PWM which are hooked up through the commander core. The MSI bios has my fans set to auto for power control, and I was wondering if I should change that to PWM or leave it at auto?
  10. So I have a Commander Pro and a Commander Core. I can set my fans to zero RPM with the CP and it will stop the fans. The fans I have connected to the CC however will not stop even if I have it set to zero %. I have QL and LL fans and both will not stop when connected to the CC. Is the the CC not capable of stopping fans? Thanks!
  11. So I recently swapped out my old H100i RGB Platinum cooler with an Elite Capellix H100i cooler. My case is a 570X, which of course cam with 3 SP120 RGB LED fans. I later added in another another SP120 RGB LED as a back exhaust fan. I was always able to control the 2 included ml pro fans from the rbg platinum cooler with icue, and would usually just choose a static color to match them with all of the sp fans that i could control with the button on the top of the 570x case. However, with the new Elite Capellix cooler coming with a commander core that I had to use given that it powers the pump, I had to change some things around. I took off the RGB fan hub that came with the 570x, which made the case buttons null for the time being (would like to look into somehow making one a reset button as I have heard it is possible). I connected all of the SP 120 RGB LED fans to the commander core (both power and rgb headers), as well as the ML 120 RGB fans that came with the Capellix. I had looked a decent amount online to see if there would be issues with mixing fans on the commander core, and saw that a firmware update was going to be out in January of this year I believe, so I had the assumption that i could just update icue and all of the fans would be in working order power and LED wise. However, none of the SP 120 fans light up at all no matter what I have tried so far. I did a complete wipe of ICUE and its files and reinstalled. All of the fans show up in ICUE, with the SP 120's running at 100% since they are not PWM which is fine, but at least for the moment the only fans that will light up are the ML's. Is there any fix for this? Or will I just have to purchase different fans or some sort of additional fan hub for these all the work together lighting wise (LNP or CC)? I can also make a diagram of my setup with the commander core, but it's pretty much just 1-1 with each fan header connected to the power and rgb connections of the commander core. Thanks for any help!
  12. I'm currently having an issue with one of my six LL120 fans. They are all hooked up to the same Commander Core that came with my H100i Elite Capellix. I tried unplugging the fan from the header on the controller, and plugged it back in and got no changes, as well as swapping it to a different header and the fan still wouldn't light up. All fans were working earlier and all still work fine except the one. Also in iCUE, I can see six fans under the performance tab, but once I switch to lighting effects, I only see five. My iCUE software is version is 3.38.61. Thank you in advance.
  13. I want to have an H100i RGB Platinum SE AIO (which comes with 2 LL120s) and 3 other ll120s. The commander pro costs so much, and I saw that the commander core had all that I needed, but I have heard that there is something about it being specific to the Cappelix coolers. Can I just use the Commander Core for the 5 LL120s and H100i, or do I need to use a commander pro with an rgb hub?
  14. I have 15 fans total. My setup is a Commander Pro, (2) Lighting Nodes and a Commander Core for my H150i Elite. My questions is how do I connect my QL series fan RGBs to these devices and maintain and maintain a correct order for fan animations? I am still in the middle of the build and waiting on the last 4 fans to arrive but I am curious how they will maintain an order since both Lighting Nodes will be connected via USB to the Commander Pro and the Commander Pro connected USB to the first USB 2.0 header on my motherboard and the Commander Core connected to the second. I would assume that iCUE would let me identify fans but having not been able to use it yet I am not sure that is the case or if they have to be plugged into the Lighting Nodes in a certain order and if so with me using two which will come first? Also throw in the Commander Core and that adds an additional layer of confusion. Any of you guys with experience in this area able to help a brother out?
  15. I am currently on the verge of ordering a Commander Core as my rat's nest of back is bugging me. I was wondering if the Commander Core will power and control my HD series fans, I will be upgrading to LL fans in the future but I'm wondering just for now. Thanks.
  16. Just got the H150I Elite and upon first boot up the lighting worked on both the fans and the pump but after one restart the pump lights wont turn on at all and the fans lighting and ICUE software only works after unplugging the 24 pin connector on the commander core and re-plugging it every time I turn on and off pc.
  17. Background information: Corsair 570X case 6 LL120 fans 4x8 GB Vengence Pro 4000MHZ H100i Elite AIO cooler msi mpg x570 gaming edge I recently purchased 6 LL120 RGB fans and had the desire of installing all the fans and controlling them all on the iCue software. I succeeded, but in the event of swapping the SP120s for the LL120s, I had to use the Commander Core instead of the RGB Hub and the SP lighting controller that came with the 570X case. After swapping hubs, my CPU cooler makes a constant whirring noise on quiet mode. This sound was never present when I ran the setup with the SP120s and the RGB hub instead of the LL120s and the CoCore. Wiring info: CPU cooler is in CPU_FAN All fans including the lighting cables are on the Commander Core. The RGB hub is not being use as well as the SP lighting controller but they are still installed, but I feel as though that would not contribute to the CPU cooler being loud. Everything works and looks fine, its just the CPU cooler whirring louder than before. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  18. Hello, I wanted to build myself a new PC but I have a few questions regarding fans, AIO fans and Commander Core. I would buy the Corsair 4000D Airflow with a H100i Elite Capellix which comes with two fans : ML120 RGB that have 8 LEDs (unlike the ML ML120 PRO RGB that have 4 LEDs). As well as 4 SP120 RGB PRO that have 8 LEDs, too (the 3 kit + 1). And this how I would setup all of this : All fans connected to Commander Core (RGB and PWM/DC cable) and the pomp. And connect to my motherboard (ASUS ROG STRIX B550-E). The problem is that after searching on the internet, I don't know if I can connect the SP120 PRO RGB that are DC to the Commander Core and change fan speed and curve. (And from what I've seen all RGB cables can be connected to the Commander Core (since they all have 8 LEDs?). So I could connect the fans to the motherboard but the ASUS ROG STRIX B550-E only has 3 fan headers from what I understand. I could take 4 ML120 RGB PRO (not the same as ML120 RGB that are included with the AIO), but they only have 4 LEDs and apparently Commander Core wouldn't like this (unless there is a firmware update or something. Finally I either have all RGBs working as expected or I can correctly control all my fans. Either I found some wrong info online or you may have a solution for me. I would have like to buy ML120 RGB Elite Capellix individually (those that comes with the AIO) but you can't... I would to setup like in this image : Concept Diagram for a Typical 6 Fan setup using the iCUE Elite Capellix AIO Thanks in advance for your help
  19. Hi there, I'm about to do a new PC build as my Intel 2700k rig is 9 years old as of 2 days ago! I've been lurking these forums and the wider internet for most of the year trying to get my head around RGB/ARGB as I've had no experience with this. From what I can tell, the LED channels from the Commander Pro and Lighting Node Pro are the 3 pin 5v ARGB. Other things such as the Lighting Node Core, RGB Fan Hub, Commander Core output 4pin 12v RGB. Is this correct? I've also had a look at the awesome guide that Zotty has put together and looked at a few diagrams. From what I can tell, the below is what I will need to setup some bling in a O11 Dynamic XL (White) connecting to an Asus X570-E motherboard. I've written this diagram with the assumption that I will setup 6 fans as a push/pull on the 360 rad, I haven't fully decided I want to do this yet however want this to remain an option. I'm hoping some of you experts can peer review this to ensure my thinking is correct. If so I hope this diagram assists others looking to setup way too many fans in their O11 Dynamic XL. Diagram below, sorry it's a bit hectic!
  20. Hey so I'm upgrading my fans/rgb setup and so far I've gotten 6 Corsair ML-120 rgb fans and I am getting a Corsair H150i ELITE CAPELLIX AIO. With that AIO I saw that it comes with a commander core inside but I don't think its going to have enough space to fit the 9 total fans. It it possible for me to do this setup with just the commander core + 2 Lighting Node Cores that came with my fans or do I need to buy the commander node pro as well?
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