[SOLVED] How can i connect 10 fans ?

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Hi,

I have 10 corsair ll120 fans. I dont know How can i connect all ?
Cpu cooler : Corsair H150i Elite LCD

I have this tools :
I have 2 pieces this : https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Accessories-|-Parts/Commander-CORE-RGB-&-PWM-Fan-Controller/p/CW-8960071 (two pieces)


I have 1 piece this : https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Accessories-|-Parts/iCUE-CONTROLLERS/iCUE-Commander-PRO-Smart-RGB-Lighting-and-Fan-Speed-Controller/p/CL-9011110-WW

My case : Corsair 5000d airflow
Motherboard : Asus rog crosshair viii dark hero
Cpu cooler : Corsair H150i Elite LCD

I dont know how can i connect 10 fans and corsair h150i elite lcd.
I have 2 Commander CORE RGB & PWM Fan Controller : https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Accessories-|-Parts/Commander-CORE-RGB-&-PWM-Fan-Controller/p/CW-8960071

I have 1 corsair commander pro : https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Accessories-|-Parts/iCUE-CONTROLLERS/iCUE-Commander-PRO-Smart-RGB-Lighting-and-Fan-Speed-Controller/p/CL-9011110-WW

My motherboard has 2 usb connection : View: https://imgur.com/DdjvwYb


How can i connect all :)

I am sorry for my English. I will be glad if you help.
 
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Zerk2012

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Thank you for advice, I'm really grateful. Those are non refundable because i bought them long time ago. Noise is not problem for me, i think i can reduce the fan noise with ICUE software. Thank you again :)
If your only using the LL use both commander cores. connected to the UBS ports, the only down side is the 43CFM of the LL fans that will be used on the water cooler. Depends on the processor your going to use if it will matter much.

EDIT they have 2 listings for the fans 63 CFM.
https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/CORSAIR-iCUE/Fans/LL-White-RGB-Dual-Light-Loop-RGB-LED-PWM-Fan/p/CO-9050092-WW#tab-tech-specs

And 43 CFM.
https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Fans/ml-config/p/CO-9050072-WW#tab-tech-specs

What exact fans did you buy, or it could be listed wrong on the Corsair site.

(I thought I was the RGB expert)
 
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I've started looking into details but it will take me a bit of time. Please clarify. You have an H150i Elite LCD CPU cooler system that includes three ML120 RGB Elite Premium 120 PWM fans for the rad. Are these three included in your total of 10 fans, or are they EXTRA (in addition to 10 case ventilation fans of the LL120 style)?
 
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I've started looking into details but it will take me a bit of time. Please clarify. You have an H150i Elite LCD CPU cooler system that includes three ML120 RGB Elite Premium 120 PWM fans for the rad. Are these three included in your total of 10 fans, or are they EXTRA (in addition to 10 case ventilation fans of the LL120 style)?
Hi, Thank you very much for response :). Those are extra.

10LL 120
3ML 120

but i want to use just LL series fans.

Edit : Actually i dont know which one is better for radiator. If you want i can use with ml series.
 
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Unrelated to the question of hooking up 13 fans, but I have to ask.
Why?
What sort of system are you planning to run that you think you would need 13 fans? There is a diminishing return on adding more fans, and you have surpassed that level.
If its purely for aesthetics, then more power to you. But that is a fairly substantial waste of money that otherwise could have been spent on components that directly impact performance.
 
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Unrelated to the question of hooking up 13 fans, but I have to ask.
Why?
What sort of system are you planning to run that you think you would need 13 fans? There is a diminishing return on adding more fans, and you have surpassed that level.
If its purely for aesthetics, then more power to you. But that is a fairly substantial waste of money that otherwise could have been spent on components that directly impact performance.
I dont know actually why and you are right but This is my first desktop pc, I want to use with best components, I want to use it for many years. Thank you for response :)
 

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If possible I would look into returning ~half of those fans then.
At most, you would only need your 3 water cooler fans (probably mounted up top as exhaust), maybe 1 rear exhaust, and 3-4 front intakes (front/front side as your case is setup).
That would be at most, save the rest of the money for other components. You wont really see any benefit from more fans, and they will produce significantly more noise.
 
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If possible I would look into returning ~half of those fans then.
At most, you would only need your 3 water cooler fans (probably mounted up top as exhaust), maybe 1 rear exhaust, and 3-4 front intakes (front/front side as your case is setup).
That would be at most, save the rest of the money for other components. You wont really see any benefit from more fans, and they will produce significantly more noise.
Thank you for advice, I'm really grateful. Those are non refundable because i bought them long time ago. Noise is not problem for me, i think i can reduce the fan noise with ICUE software. Thank you again :)
 

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Thank you for advice, I'm really grateful. Those are non refundable because i bought them long time ago. Noise is not problem for me, i think i can reduce the fan noise with ICUE software. Thank you again :)
If your only using the LL use both commander cores. connected to the UBS ports, the only down side is the 43CFM of the LL fans that will be used on the water cooler. Depends on the processor your going to use if it will matter much.

EDIT they have 2 listings for the fans 63 CFM.
https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/CORSAIR-iCUE/Fans/LL-White-RGB-Dual-Light-Loop-RGB-LED-PWM-Fan/p/CO-9050092-WW#tab-tech-specs

And 43 CFM.
https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Fans/ml-config/p/CO-9050072-WW#tab-tech-specs

What exact fans did you buy, or it could be listed wrong on the Corsair site.

(I thought I was the RGB expert)
 
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If your only using the LL use both commander cores. connected to the UBS ports, the only down side is the 43CFM of the LL fans that will be used on the water cooler. Depends on the processor your going to use if it will matter much.

EDIT they have 2 listings for the fans 63 CFM.
https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/CORSAIR-iCUE/Fans/LL-White-RGB-Dual-Light-Loop-RGB-LED-PWM-Fan/p/CO-9050092-WW#tab-tech-specs

And 43 CFM.
https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Fans/ml-config/p/CO-9050072-WW#tab-tech-specs

What exact fans did you buy, or it could be listed wrong on the Corsair site.

(I thought I was the RGB expert)
Hi, i bought white ones. I'm sure they are all 63cfm. Thank you very much for response :)

Edit : My motherboard has 2 usb ports. (Asus Rog Crosshair Dark Hero - View: https://imgur.com/DdjvwYb
) but i guess i need 3 ports because h150i elite lcd has usb too. I hope I explained it correctly.

Edit 2 : My cpu is : ryzen 9 5950x
 

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Hi, i bought white ones. I'm sure they are all 63cfm. Thank you very much for response :)

Edit : My motherboard has 2 usb ports. (Asus Rog Crosshair Dark Hero - View: https://imgur.com/DdjvwYb
) but i guess i need 3 ports because h150i elite lcd has usb too. I hope I explained it correctly.

Edit 2 : My cpu is : ryzen 9 5950x
OK let me get this correct.
You bought the cooler that came with one commander core.
You have 10 X White LL fans.
You have a extra commander core and one commander Pro is this correct and you wish to use all 13 fans?
 
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OK let me get this correct.
You bought the cooler that came with one commander core.
You have 10 X White LL fans.
You have a extra commander core and one commander Pro is this correct and you wish to use all 13 fans?
Hi, thank you for response. You are right.

I have :
2 × commender core (one of them extra)
1 × commander pro
10 × LL 120 fans
3 × ML120 fans
1 × H150i elite lcd
 
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Hi, thank you for response. You are right.

I have :
2 × commender core (one of them extra)
1 × commander pro
10 × LL 120 fans
3 × ML120 fans
1 × H150i elite lcd
You could try one of these and another commander core.
https://www.amazon.com/Header-Extension-Splitter-Connector-Adapter/dp/B076Q8685Y/ref=pd_sim_sccl_4/135-5577751-0540614?pd_rd_w=XM4Kv&pf_rd_p=dee70060-7c6d-4721-a321-50a27281cd22&pf_rd_r=5CD6KM2EQJE0SF8DZNKD&pd_rd_r=ecfcb679-a172-4ab2-89c0-7c79559b7dd7&pd_rd_wg=H9ddB&pd_rd_i=B076Q8685Y&psc=1

It should work and be your best option. but if not then below.


You would need 4 of these for the rgb.
https://www.moddiy.com/products/Corsair-4-Pin-RGB-Fan-Hub-1-to-2-Splitter-Adapter-Sleeved-Cable.html

Use one core for the cooler and one core for the 10 fans, the core says it can handle 4.2A the fans are .30A to connect the fans also you would need 4X 2 to 1 fan splitters or connect the extra 4 fans to the motherboard.

Edit, never used that site so no clue on them but you can Google corsair ll rgb splitter and find other sources such as EBAY and a few more.
 
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I'm hunting details and realize you have not told us everything, OP. Particularly the ML120 fans. There are FOUR versions of those:
ML120 PWM Premium
ML120 Pro PWM Premium
ML120 Pro LED White PWM Premium
ML120 Pro RGB LED PWM Premium
The first two have NO lights in them. The third has ONLY white LED's in it and does NOT have a second cable to power those lights from an RGB Controller
Only the last one has ARGB lights in its frame and requires connection to a lighting Controller.
So, which of those do you have three of?

Next, many Corsair fans are sold in three-packs that include various models of their many Controllers and Hubs. For example, the last of those ML120 models - the one with ARGB lights - comes with a unit called their Lighting Node Pro, which is an older design consisting of TWO boxes. One box is the lighting Controller only (no control of fan motors) and then there's a second box called the RGB LED Hub with the six ports for plugging in fan lighting cables.

You have one Commander Pro Controller, and it has two lighting output ports plus six motor ports. But you can plug into each of those lighting ports one of the Corsair RGB LED Hubs to be able to connect SIX lighting cables to each Commander Pro port. The web page for the Commander Pro says these do NOT come with it - those Hubs are sold separately. So, did you get any RGB LED Hubs? I also call your attention to the two USB ports on the Commander Pro - basically this unit occupies ONE mobo USB2 header but them gives you two new ones to use for other boxes.

You have two Commander Core Controllers. Each of these has six motor ports and six lighting ports on it and is NOT normally used with an RGB LED Hub. This is due to power limits.

You have a H150i Elite LCD CPU cooler. But they also sell a model H150i Elite Capellix Liquid CPU Cooler in white or black. Exactly which model do you have? I expect it's the LCD model - that's what you said. I note it is really designed to connect the pump unit to the included Commander Core (apparently not the Core XT model) which probably is how the pump's LCD display is operated, and that it comes with a USB2 Splitter to make two USB2 connections for Corsair devices from one mobo USB2 header.

Your posts above also leave me unsure how many fans in total. You say you want to use all ten LL120's but could use the three ML120's if necessary. Then you talk about using all 13 fans.
 
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Oh, another important question. Your fan lights will end up connected to Controller signals as groups. The Commander Pro has two output ports, but with added RGB LED Hubs you can plug in two groups of up to six fans each. I believe the iCUE software allows you a choice on these two ports. You can have them both operate identically ("Synchronized") or differently. The Commander Core unit has six ports, and the iCUE software promo text suggests they all may be able to do different things so that you can have a pattern sequence run though all six fan in series. Do you know how you would want to use these features? That has a big impact on how the groups of fan lights can be connected.

FYI, I cannot find out from the Corsair web pages how many Controllers can be used simultaneously in one system under iCUE? I sent Corsair a query about this, don't have any good idea how long until they answer.
 
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First, kudos to the Support people at Corsair. The replied quickly and it appears there is no problem connecting two or three Controllers under i CUE. So, onward to other questions unanswered so far.

1. Look very closely at the LIGHTING output ports of both the Commander Core and Commander Pro Controller boxes. On the MOTOR port side, all of those will have four pins. On the LIGHTING side, are ALL of those ports with FOUR pins, or does one type of Controller have THREE pin lighting ports? LIKEWISE, look closely at the matching connectors on all the FANS. I suspect the lighting cables of the LL120 fans (you have 10) all have four holes. What about the three ML120 fans - do their LIGHTING connectors have three or four holes?

2. Where do you intend to mount 13 fans (or ten, depends on what you decide)? In that case I can see locations for three fans on the front panel (quite possibly on the rad of the H150i cooler system), three in the top panel, three in the SIDE front panel, and one at the rear. That's ten. MAYBE you intended also to convert the rad system into a push/pull fan arrangement with fans on both front and back of the rad, so there are six all together in the front panel? The case's web site says it has space for that. That could total 13.

Since you will have to use at least two Controller boxes for all this, I can anticipate that iCUE may or may NOT allow you to make both of them do exactly the same thing with all fans at once (compete synchronization). You MAY find you can only synchronize all the fans on the first Controller, and then all the fans on the other controller synchronized only with others on THAT second controller.
 

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