Question Anyone with Corsair hub rgb or rgb fans per se?

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I got a couple of LL120 corsair fans, they rgb yes but they come with two 3 pin connectors, I tried connecting both to an splitter common motherboard fan and then I tried directly to the psu with another one yet they wont give me light so I was wondering if the rgb hub control is always required and they wont turn on otherwise cuz it is somehow expensive and I would like to test through other ways if they do light up at least.
 
If you really have Corsair LL120 fans they each have two FOUR-pin cables. One has a standard 4-pin fan connector about 3/8" (10 mm) wide with four holes two ridges down one side. This plugs into a mobo 4-pin SYS_FAN header and provides power and control of the FAN motor. The other also has four holes but a latching tab on one side, and should also have a label on the cord saying it plugs into the RGB Hub. This provides power and control of the RGB lights in the fan frame.

The RGB lighting system in these fans is of the more advance Addressable RGB type (aka ADDR RGB or ARGB). (The simpler type are called just plain RGB.) However, Corsair uses on their RGB equipment different connectors from what have become commonly used by many others, so connecting them to a mobo RGB header is a bit tricky unless you can get an adapter cable. And, of course, you can only do that it your mobo has a ARGB header on it.

The RGB lighting units in the fans need a source of power and something that can control the lighting display patterns. This is an RGB Controller, whether it is a separate box or a mobo header. Corsair designed their stuff for use with mobos that do not have the required mobo header, so they sell their own RGB controller and electrical systems. For example, the common way to buy the LL120 fans is in a 3-pack that includes a Corsair Lighting Node Pro (controller) and their LED Hub. There is a cable that connects an output of the Lighting Node Pro to the Hub, and then you can plug into that Hub up to six Corsair units with the non-standard Corsair RGB connectors. Each of these boxes plugs into a SATA power output from the PSU for power. To accomplish control of the displays, those items come with a cable to connect the Lighting Node Pro to a mobo USB2 header for communication. Then you download a free utility called iCue and install it on your system, and that utility is how you control the lights.

Without the Lighting Node Pro and the associated LED Hub, you would need to have the correct type of RGB header on your mobo. It MUST be of the ADDR RGB type (with 3 pins). Then you would have to find an adapter to connect your two fans' RGB cables to the mobo ARGB header. Alternatively, you might need to get the Hub without the Lighting Node Pro to connect both fans to, and then a special cable to connect the Hub's input port to the mobo header. OR, get both the Hub and the Lighting Node Pro. If you have the ADDR RGB header on your mobo, ask Corsair Tech Support if they can supply adapter cables of some type.
 
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Hey thanks for the prompt reply.

I can buy this one I found in my local market place.

View: https://imgur.com/NtYC9z7


View: https://imgur.com/a/6jkHShC


It says it is the hub and corsair, you think that one should do?

Lemme know is around 20 bucks here.

If you really have Corsair LL120 fans they each have two FOUR-pin cables. One has a standard 4-pin fan connector about 3/8" (10 mm) wide with four holes two ridges down one side. This plugs into a mobo 4-pin SYS_FAN header and provides power and control of the FAN motor. The other also has four holes but a latching tab on one side, and should also have a label on the cord saying it plugs into the RGB Hub. This provides power and control of the RGB lights in the fan frame.

The RGB lighting system in these fans is of the more advance Addressable RGB type (aka ADDR RGB or ARGB). (The simpler type are called just plain RGB.) However, Corsair uses on their RGB equipment different connectors from what have become commonly used by many others, so connecting them to a mobo RGB header is a bit tricky unless you can get an adapter cable. And, of course, you can only do that it your mobo has a ARGB header on it.

The RGB lighting units in the fans need a source of power and something that can control the lighting display patterns. This is an RGB Controller, whether it is a separate box or a mobo header. Corsair designed their stuff for use with mobos that do not have the required mobo header, so they sell their own RGB controller and electrical systems. For example, the common way to buy the LL120 fans is in a 3-pack that includes a Corsair Lighting Node Pro (controller) and their LED Hub. There is a cable that connects an output of the Lighting Node Pro to the Hub, and then you can plug into that Hub up to six Corsair units with the non-standard Corsair RGB connectors. Each of these boxes plugs into a SATA power output from the PSU for power. To accomplish control of the displays, those items come with a cable to connect the Lighting Node Pro to a mobo USB2 header for communication. Then you download a free utility called iCue and install it on your system, and that utility is how you control the lights.

Without the Lighting Node Pro and the associated LED Hub, you would need to have the correct type of RGB header on your mobo. It MUST be of the ADDR RGB type (with 3 pins). Then you would have to find an adapter to connect your two fans' RGB cables to the mobo ARGB header. Alternatively, you might need to get the Hub without the Lighting Node Pro to connect both fans to, and then a special cable to connect the Hub's input port to the mobo header. OR, get both the Hub and the Lighting Node Pro. If you have the ADDR RGB header on your mobo, ask Corsair Tech Support if they can supply adapter cables of some type.
 
Yes, that appears to be the Corsair Lighting Node Pro. Their website

https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Accessories-|-Parts/iCUE-CONTROLLERS/CORSAIR-Lighting-Node-PRO/p/CL-9011109-WW#tab-downloads

Note that, if you click on the "Downloads" tab you can click on the link for the Lighting Node Pro Install Guide and download it.

In that guide it shows that the unit comes with several cables for making connections, but the item you showed in your photo does not have those. At very minimum you would need the cable that plugs into a normal mobo USB2 header and has a standard mini-USB connector on the other end to plug into the port on the Lighting Node Pro. Then you have to go to the Corsair website and download and install their iCue software utility to use the Pro.

Now, the Lighting Node Pro has two output ports for lighting devices. If you have only two (like, two fans) you can plug each into those ports and you're done. But it you have more than two, you also need their RGB Fan LED Hub

https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Custom-Cooling/Accessories/CORSAIR-RGB-Fan-LED-Hub/p/CO-8950020#tab-overview

This gives you six output ports for lighting devices. BUT then you also need the cable that connects from one of the Lighting Node Pro's output ports to the input port of the Hub, and that also is not included in the package you showed.

So, in addition to that Lighting Node Pro all by itself as in your photos, for two fans only you need one cable from a USB2 mobo header to a mini-USB connector and the free downloadable software. If you have more than two Corsair ARGB lighting units to plug in, you need also the RGB fan LED Hub and the special cable that connects the Hub to the Lighting Node Pro. You also will need to have one (or maybe two) unused SATA power output connectors from your PSU, or an adapter to provide those.
 
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I'll only use 2 LL120 I have for spare as they came with the Kraken x52 rad for my CPU, will check if they come with the USB Mobo head cable, thx.
 

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