[SOLVED] How do I connect MB500 RGB fans to my Aorus Pro Z390? (Complete beginner here)

NaranJust

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Hey guys!

So, I'm building a new computer soon and I had my Cooler Master MB500 case delivered today (this is the only component I have for now).
My mobo will be a Gigabyte Aorus Pro Z390.

When I opened it, I saw 6 fan cables connected to 2 splitters:
  1. https://prnt.sc/r2kfhc - three (labeled) cables connected to a 4-pin end, is this RGB?
  2. https://prnt.sc/r2kfke - three cables connected to a 3-pin end, I guess this is power? If it is, will I be able to control the fans' speed somehow, with it being a 3-pin cable?
  3. https://prnt.sc/r2kfo7 - a 'cleaner' look at two sets of cables
  4. https://prnt.sc/r2kdz4 - an RGB controller that came with the case
Being a complete noob at this... I have no clue as to what the heck I should do. :D
The manual doesn't help as I can't find how many amps I can attach to the fan headers, nor do I understand the terms (LED strips, extension cables...).

Where do I plug the 4-pin and 3-pin cable ends?
Do I have to use the controller or will I be able to control RGB through Gigabyte's software when I connect everything to my mobo (if possible)?
Is it OK to have 3 cables in one splitter, connected to one fan/RGB header?
 
First is RGB and will connect to the RGB controller. Second is power and can connect to the motherboard through a fan header.

you can plug the RGB directly to the motherboard if it has an RGB header.

personally I’d plug the fans into their own headers if you have enough and maybe run two per header at the most.
 

NaranJust

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Thank you for a quick answer!
Could you please take a look at this screenshot of the manual:
https://prnt.sc/r2kmrb

At the bottom left and upper right corners, there are: DLED_V_SW1, DLEV_V_SW2, LED_C1, LED_C2, D_LED1, D_LED2. Which ones should I connect the RGB cable to?

As for the fan headers, I guess they are those SYS_FANx parts, right?
 

NaranJust

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Thank you so much! I'll connect the 4-pin LED cable to LED_C1 (following the little 12V triangle indicator), and I'll check how powerful (or not) my fans are. If they're weak, I'll leave them connected in a 3-to-1 splitter and just plug the 3-pin cable in one of the fan headers.

Hope I don't fry anything! :D
 

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