Question If my mobo doesn't have an RGB header, how can I connect rgb fans to it via a hub?

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My motherboard is a GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 and I want to install 120mm rgb case fans. The idea is that since my mobo doesn't have any rgb interface that I plug the hub into the 12v 4 pin system fan connector. Would this allow me control over the RGB fans if I were to plug them into a hub and plug the hub into the system fan connector?
 
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What hub? You will need one that connects to the USB header on the motherboard to be able to control the RGB, like one of the various the Corsair rgb/fan hubs.
I was looking at going with the Cooler Master 3IN1 MasterFan MF120R ARGB 120mm Addressable RGB Fan. I watched a video and it seemed he plugged the hub straight into the 4pin fan connector.
 
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No you can power the fans like that but not the ARBG it's 5 volt not 12.
So where do I plug the ARGB into? I don’t have a 5v 3 pin connector. I read above I need to plug it into the usb header but there are allot of of connectors down there.
 
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No you can power the fans like that but not the ARBG it's 5 volt not 12.
He connected a fan splitter to the fan controller and connected the fan splitter into the fan header on the motherboard. Then he could control the LEDs with the controller.
 
I was looking at going with the Cooler Master 3IN1 MasterFan MF120R ARGB 120mm Addressable RGB Fan. I watched a video and it seemed he plugged the hub straight into the 4pin fan connector.
So where do I plug the ARGB into? I don’t have a 5v 3 pin connector. I read above I need to plug it into the usb header but there are allot of of connectors down there.
Just seen this. You would need fans that have a hub that connects to a USB header, Corsair I know do this. From a search the fan you mentioned does not have this type of hub, the only hub/controller needs to connect to a motherboard RGB header. As far as Concerned know there is no way around this apart from different fans/hub (like Corsair) or a different motherboard with a RGB header.
 
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Just seen this. You would need fans that have a hub that connects to a USB header, Corsair I know do this. From a search the fan you mentioned does not have this type of hub, the only hub/controller needs to connect to a motherboard RGB header. As far as Concerned know there is no way around this apart from different fans/hub (like Corsair) or a different motherboard with a RGB header.
Thanks dude, do you have one to recommend for me? It’s hard to tell which ones connect to rgb header or USB header.
 

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