[SOLVED] Can my Motherboard support all of my RGB fans?

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So, I am building a PC, and my Motherboard has only one RGB header, but I want to connect 3 fans and my pump, which are all RGB. I was wondering if I could use a splitter cable to connect to all of the RGB cables to the one RGB header and it wouldn't break. I am using this: https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-cable-splitter-4-fan-pwm-extended to connect all of my fans together because there is also only one fan header (not including the cpu fan). If the splitter doesn't work, is there something like this but for RGB connectors?



My Motherboard is a Gigabyte H310M A, and I'm using 2 of Cooler Master's MasterFan Pro 120 Air Flow RGB for the front of the case, and a MasterFan Pro 120 Air Balance mounted on the radiator. For my pump/AIO, it is a Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML120L RGB.

If anyone has another solution, I would like to hear.
Thanks!
 
The cable splitter will work, but you wont be able to control the RGB spectrum. You will only be able to select red, blue, or rgb on the individual fan switch. But you can use an rgb controller. The issue you will have here is your mobo only has one internal USB 2.0 connection. So if your case is using that connection, you wont be able to hook it up. But you could get a Internal USB hub to connect the front panel case USB and the RGB controller USB.

I would probably consider a different mobo though. The H310 is a budget mobo and it may be cheaper in the end to buy a new mobo than all the parts you would need to make it work. But if you just want red, bluer, or rainbow, then it will work out of the box.

Here is the rgb controller

http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cooling-rgb-accessories/rgb-led-controller/

Here is the internal USB hub

https://www.nzxt.com/products/internal-usb-hub

What CPU do you have? You really dont need an AIO cooler. Your board does not support overclocking, so an aftermaket cooler will have zero impact on performance.
 
The cable splitter will work, but you wont be able to control the RGB spectrum. You will only be able to select red, blue, or rgb on the individual fan switch. But you can use an rgb controller. The issue you will have here is your mobo only has one internal USB 2.0 connection. So if your case is using that connection, you wont be able to hook it up. But you could get a Internal USB hub to connect the front panel case USB and the RGB controller USB.

I would probably consider a different mobo though. The H310 is a budget mobo and it may be cheaper in the end to buy a new mobo than all the parts you would need to make it work. But if you just want red, bluer, or rainbow, then it will work out of the box.

Here is the rgb controller

http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cooling-rgb-accessories/rgb-led-controller/

Here is the internal USB hub

https://www.nzxt.com/products/internal-usb-hub

What CPU do you have? You really dont need an AIO cooler. Your board does not support overclocking, so an aftermaket cooler will have zero impact on performance.
 
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Why would I need usb 2.0 ports to connect my rgb cables?
 

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