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Old 04-11-2019, 04:23 PM
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Confused LL120 9 fan setup planning

I am looking to be running 9 LL120 fans with the commander pro. I have been reading up and considered some diagrams but hoping someone could please confirm the best approach.

What is in my head:
1) 6 fans into one RGB Fan LED hub, then 3 fans for H150i Pro into a second RGB Fan LED hub.
2) Link both RGB Fan LED hubs into the 2 LED inputs on Com Pro.
3) 6 fans into fan control on com pro and 3 fans off of fan control of H150i Pro.
4) 2 Lighting Node Pros powered from the USB connectors from the Com Pro?

Will this work? Or do I need to power / link it differently?

Thank you for your time and help with this.
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Old 04-11-2019, 05:33 PM
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Looks good to me, but one question - What are you planning to do with the 2 Lighting Node Pros? I think all your fan needs are satisfied with 1) - 3)
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Old 04-11-2019, 05:34 PM
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You're fine, except you will not need the 2 Lighting Node Pros. A Commander Pro is a Lighting Node Pro with a fan controller. If you want software (iCUE) control over the 6 non-H150i fans, you need the Commander Pro. If you do not, then 1 LNP that will be in the triple pack of LL120s will handle the two lighting channels for the two RGB Lighting Hubs.

You will have to price LL120 singles vs LL120 multipacks. You do need 2 RGB Lighting Hubs and those in the multipack. They sell as a standalone item for $10, but can be hard to find or more costly to obtain separately. This likely means you need 2 x triple packs and 3 singles, but again check pricing. Any extra LNPs are not wasted. If you were to add RGB strips, more fans, or a different arrangement, you can chain them into the C-Pro. It also may have use in other builds or as a back up/testing device. Both RGB Lighting Hubs, the Commander Pro, and the H150i will require a SATA power cable. That is 4 in total and something to plan for on the PSU side.
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to add to the great info given by the guys above....



this should cover your needs,, just ignore the strips/PSU and Lighting Node Pro
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Legendary thanks very much to you all.
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Gotta love Zotty and his excellent diagrams -a picture really does paint 1000 words :-)
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to add to the great info given by the guys above....



this should cover your needs,, just ignore the strips/PSU and Lighting Node Pro
Thanks for this picture, very very usefull!
I've used led fans in the past, but they had static colors and just the 3 or 4 pin connector... I couldn't imagine the LL120 ha 2 connectors.
I'm planning to build up a similar configuration in a Lian-Li 011 Dynamic case, not sure yet if I can save a 3 fans pack by re-using the 3 H150i Pro's fans as side-exaust.
it's a 100€ matter at the end, not properly nuts.

Do you know if there is a cable to connect Corsair's PSU directly to the Commander Pro USB hub without this stuff?? I'd save some space…



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Which PSU do you have bud?.. some (most) of the newer ones have a Mini USB connection now

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Which PSU do you have bud?.. some (most) of the newer ones have a Mini USB connection now

Mine is an AX860i but it last some years ago... I have only the upper connector, not the USB one.

What do you think about using the 3 H150i Pro's fan in exhaust? Are they suitable?

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They would do the job but technically they are geared towards static pressure on radiators..
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The ML120 “Quiet” that come with the H150i are multi-purpose fans and will move about the same amount of air as a standard LL120. However, they are not RGB and you want to think about how that will look in the 011. The vertical panel is the show off part of the case. If the case sits below you, then maybe on the top, but I think bottom intake is the place to hide them. That is a filtered panel making the ML blade design useful and they should blend in there. That will allow the LL to be exhaust on top + vertical, showing off the ring side of the fan.
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They would do the job but technically they are geared towards static pressure on radiators..
Ok… any idea for the USB header?

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The ML120 “Quiet” that come with the H150i are multi-purpose fans and will move about the same amount of air as a standard LL120. However, they are not RGB and you want to think about how that will look in the 011. The vertical panel is the show off part of the case. If the case sits below you, then maybe on the top, but I think bottom intake is the place to hide them. That is a filtered panel making the ML blade design useful and they should blend in there. That will allow the LL to be exhaust on top + vertical, showing off the ring side of the fan.
Thanks for your suggestion… maybe I'll start with the black fans in the bottom and sse if the effect is good.

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