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Old 09-30-2019, 03:00 AM
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Sad RGB fans flickering

I tried Reddit and got no where...

So, a few years ago I had an older case, and picked up NZXT's HUE (the older version) to have some RGB strips. I set everything up, however when the lights turned on, all I got was flashing/strobing white light. I contacted NZXT, they sent a whole replacement unit and LED strip set for free. I swapped everything, same issue. They told me it was on me at that point, not knowing any better I figured the Hue was just trash (saw some reviews with similar issued) and just unplugged the unit.

Fast forward to now. Same Mobo and internals, but I just bought a Corsair 680X Crystal case and decided to light up my life again with some RGB fans. I have their LL series fans in the case, plugged all the LED portions of the fans into the LED fan hub, connect the LED fan hub and commander pro together, plug all the fans in, and every fan spins correctly.

HOWEVER. The fans are flashing/strobing, just like the NZXT unit did. IMO, the common denominator (so far): the USB headers that the LEDs are connected to. It's the same hub (and only one available on the board) that the NZXT HUE was using. I tried swapping USD headers on the mobo, same result.

The only other possible common denominator is the PSU, because it's the same PSU I had with the HUE, but seeing as the HUE was powered by molex and the current RGB setup is seta power, I don't know if that's worth considering.

So I come before you my RGB brethren, have any of you had a similar issue with RGB products? Am I onto something with the USB header issue? If so, is my only option a whole new mobo?



Here's everything I'm working with if it matters:

cpu: Intel skylake i7

GPU: nVidia 1070 Founders

mobo: https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E1681313...82E16813132565

ram: https://www.newegg.com/G.Skilll-16gb-...82E16820231902

PSU: Antec 750w

AOI cooler: https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Catego.../CW-9060038-WW

case: https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Catego.../CC-9011168-WW
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