[SOLVED] ARGB Question

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So i have 9 Sickeflow 120 ARGB, i got them all to spin and have color buut.... I can't seem to get to change the colors with software?
I daisychain them all and plugged 8/i into a sys_fan with spliters and one directly into system fan

Did i do something wrong here?
 
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can i just remove the controller
if you are not using it anymore why would you leave it connected?
if the fans are not connected to it anymore there is absolutely no purpose in keeping it connected to anything else.
is it a fan hub for controlling fan RPMs or just an LED controller?

the fans should be getting motor(RPM) control from either a motherboard header or a fan hub.
the fans' LEDs should be getting power and LED control from a motherboard header.
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for software control the aRGB cable(s) need to be connected to either a motherboard 3pin aRGB header or a compatible 3pin aRGB hub that is then connected to a motherboard header.

if they are only connected to a Cooler Master controller that is the only way you can control the lighting.
I have an MSI Z690 Edge - I tried to check google and the manual, but i couldn't find anywhere the ARGB is. I may just be looking wrong, anyway... Where do i plug the fans into a ARGB on my mobo?
 
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varies with motherboard, whatever the LED headers are called.

you can also easily just look at the motherboard.
but if you don't even know what RGB/aRGB headers are or what they look like you should probably be doing some serious research before attempting anything
or just take it to a local shop.
Will do a bit more research on my mobo and ARGB, but if no luck i hope i you may be able to answer some few questions. Thanks for now <3

Can i PM you private later if i haven't got it to work, or should i just post the questions on this post?
 
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So im still a bit confused here. Sorry its my first time so i still have a lot to learn
I hope you can bare with me here :)

I have 9 fans in total, and in total 4 spliter and one directly connected to my mobo. The fans are daisychain.
All of the fans work with color and they do spin, but i thing i did something wrong. I can't seem to change the colors with a software but i can with the fan button that comes with the fans

My fans are Sickeflow 120 ARGB
I connected all my fans to SYS_FAN1-5
Each spliter has 2 fans connected (Each fan uses 0.37A)

To be able to change the colors, where do i plug it in? I googled and checked my motherboard but i still dont undestand it sorry...
 
To be able to change the colors, where do i plug it in?
the manual will have an image showing all of the available headers with an included list specifically naming them.
that is all i can tell you because i don't have this board and i'm not tracking down the manual for you.

if you can screenshot* the manual's motherboard image showing the listing of ports & headers i, or someone, can point out any obvious LED headers.

your easiest option is to just look at the LED cable's connection that is connected to the controller.
then find this same type header on the motherboard by actually looking at it.
LED headers are usually located around the top, right edge, or bottom of the board.

*upload images to IMGUR and post a link to them in his thread using the 'Insert image (Ctrl+P)' option.
 
Where do i plug it with since my fans are ARGB?
there are multiple LED headers:
any labeled JRAINBOW should be 3pin aRGB headers.

if any of these are actually 4pin RGB headers do not connect a 3pin aRGB device or you will damage the device and possibly the header.

3pin aRGB headers will have a set of two pins, a space, and a single pin.
4pin RGB headers will have four pins in a row.
 

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do i take that one and plug it into any labeled JRAINBOW?
any labeled JRAINBOW should be 3pin aRGB headers.

if any of these are actually 4pin RGB headers do not connect a 3pin aRGB device or you will damage the device and possibly the header.

3pin aRGB headers will have a set of two pins, a space, and a single pin.
4pin RGB headers will have four pins in a row.



all of the fans that are daisychained
if their aRGB cables are also daisy-chained, then yes.
 
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Do i still need the cooler master controller thing that i can change colors with? It also conntect into a sata? or do remove the controller and plug the last daisychain head into JRAINBOW?
 
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Okay, so if i Remote the controller i dont need the sata power? Will the motherboard provide the light effect when i plug a female into the motherboard? Because if i have the controller there is only males left, and males dont go into the mobo?
 
the fan offers female out to the controller's male, correct?
if removing the controller, then you should still have the fan's female out.

if this is the case, i don't get what your issue is.
if this is not the case, you will have to discover the issue because i don't have the setup in my hands to diagnose.
 
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So the controller has sata connection and a male. Before, the controllers male was plugged into a fan female and from there i daisychained them

now i am taking a fan female into the mobo for the JRAINBOW, since it takes a female to the mobo. And then that fan that is plugged into the mobo has a male left. I use that male to daisychain the rest of the fans

now i dont have any female left, only male connection and as mentioned above, the controller has a sata and a male connection, 2 males (the one that is left and the one from controller) cant go together

my question is, do i just remove the controller that has the sata connection + the male that it has and plug the female from the frist fan into the mobo (and the daisychain the rest)? or am my missing something?

with other words, can i just remove the controller that has the sata connection without any problems? So the fans just go into the JRAINBOW and from there i daiychain them? (Without any sata connection from the controller)

Hope it makes sense :)
 
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can i just remove the controller
if you are not using it anymore why would you leave it connected?
if the fans are not connected to it anymore there is absolutely no purpose in keeping it connected to anything else.
is it a fan hub for controlling fan RPMs or just an LED controller?

the fans should be getting motor(RPM) control from either a motherboard header or a fan hub.
the fans' LEDs should be getting power and LED control from a motherboard header.
 
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