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Posted 11 April 2017 - 11:22 AM

Hi all,

 

I'm in the process of buying a Corsair Crystal 570X TG Case.

 

https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=3898044

 

It comes with 3 pre-installed front RGB fans, with an LED controller that has 6 LED connectors on it (2x 120mm top fans and 1x rear 120mm exhaust fan is what extra fans i plan to install inside the case)

 

Now the SP120 RGB fans that come with the case each have a 4 pin LED header for the LED connector, and a 3 pin header and these need to be plugged into a controller or directly to the motherboard for fan control from what I believe.

 

What are my options for this situation? Would it be better to find a splitter and plug them into the motherboard, or would it be better to use a branded hub like the Corsair Commander Mini?

 

Thanks for any help.


Edited by Ninja_m00se, 11 April 2017 - 11:23 AM.

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 04:41 PM

How many fan headers, other than for the CPU fan(s), are on the mobo? I'm guessing a single fan header should manage to supply 3 fans just fine, so that's probably how I'd do it – 3x front fans on one header, 2x top on another, and the rear on a third (or top and rear on a single header, if you only had 2 to use).

 

Unless you want a fan controller, of course!


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 05:03 PM

How many fan headers, other than for the CPU fan(s), are on the mobo? I'm guessing a single fan header should manage to supply 3 fans just fine, so that's probably how I'd do it – 3x front fans on one header, 2x top on another, and the rear on a third (or top and rear on a single header, if you only had 2 to use).

 

Unless you want a fan controller, of course!

 

 

2 other fan headers are present on the current motherboard (excluding the cpu fan header) but i dont have anything to split the voltage of the fans with, and each individual fan has its own 3 pin fan power connector. Is there such a thing as a splitter that runs off the header and i can connect multiple fans to that? or is it just better off running a fan controller off the header and letting my asus motherboard control spin speeds? Cheers.


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 08:26 PM

Yes, basic splitter cables exist. The only place I've found worth looking at is Techworld: http://techworld.co....-c-1_52_58.html There's also https://pricespy.co.....php?p=1624508, and probably others like that too, which looks to be a slightly nicer-looking version of exactly the same thing. Far cheaper than an actual fan controller, but a fan controller is definitely an option if you want to go for that.


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 06:32 AM

Thanks Linux!

Because these are pwm they should report rpm to motherboard bios screen right? For all fans?

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 09:39 AM

When you're only using one fan header, you're only going to get the RPM of one fan because there's only one connection to report the value through. But if they're all the same model, they should all be spinning at about the same speed. A fan controller could report each individual fan's speed through either software (as with the one you mentioned in the OP) or its display (if it has one).


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 12:03 PM

Ah okay, thanks for clearing that up!

 

I ended up ordering the Deepcool Fan Hub you mentioned in one of your replies up top.

 

Thanks for your help again!


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 04:49 PM

No problem!


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