[SOLVED] Is there a 6-pin fan hub that I can connect to a 4-pin RGB header?

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I was not the one who built my computer (stupid, I know), although I know how pretty much everything is set up in there and have messed with it several times. Something I've never touched (or hadn't until recently), though, is the RGB controller the 3 fans in front of my case are connected to. Recently I've been wanting to fix a pretty big gripe I have with my lighting, which is that those three fans are only controllable through cycling between pre-defined options using a button on my case.

I'm familiar with regular RGB and ARGB headers. My MOBO is a ROG Strix Z390-F which has two RGB headers, one currently used for my AIO pump and the other for the fan screwed onto said pump's radiator, plus one ARGB header. I wanted to find a fan hub/controller/whatever that I could connect to one of the RGB headers while leaving the pump and other fan sharing the other one using a splitter. The problem? Upon checking the hub my front fans are connected to, I noticed that they use some 6 pin connectors I have never seen in my life. Granted, I'm not THAT experienced with RGB lighting and all of that, but even after researching them I could only find ONE RGB fan hub that had 6 pin connectors and I'm not even sure if those are the ones I'm looking for or if the hub can be connected to an RGB header to begin with (although I think it can).

I also couldn't figure out who manufactured my fans, the controller or my case for that matter? I have a feeling that everything came with the case, as both the case and the fans are labeled "infinity". I'm pretty sure the case is named MXTC903-RGB-CR and most places point to it being made by akasa, but I couldn't find anything about it on their website (which is borderline pre-historic by the way) and most of their fans seem to use regular ARGB or RGB connectors I'm already familiar with. If anyone could tell me what these 6 pin connectors are and how to find hubs for them, it'd be much appreciated.

A picture of the controller:

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controller is from AIGO, which is chinese :) controller name AigoDIY R3
anyway those 6pin fans arent uncommon
there are two version of them either 5V addressable RGB and 12V non aadressable RGB
you have 12V version, enermax has this for you
https://enermaxusa.com/collections/replacement-parts/products/enermax-rgb-3-in-1-remote-control-box
it got 4pin RGB mainboard sync compatible with your fans

so if 4pin RGB is not what youre looking for, you can go with that aerocool which you linked above
appears to be a proprietary controller that controls both fan motors & LEDs with a single connection.
i doubt you'd easily find anything compatible.

but by the looks of it the 4th empty header looks like a standard version.
if so, there's a good possibility this is meant to connect to a motherboard header for motherboard software control of the fans.
usually in this situation, once connected, you would either hold down the front panel button for a couple seconds to activate the motherboard control or you would have a place in the cycle of button presses that would activate this.

once all are connected to the motherboard and software control is activated you should be able to sync light patterns or static colors through whatever ASUS control software you may be using.
couldn't figure out who manufactured my fans, the controller or my case for that matter
contact the distributor or any shop you may have purchased it from.
if your invoice doesn't include any detailed parts information i would guess it's just some cheap unreliable builder though.
 
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but by the looks of it the 4th empty header looks like a standard version.
if so, there's a good possibility this is meant to connect to a motherboard header for motherboard software control of the fans.

Maybe? To me the pins are too close together to be a regular RGB header.
Then again, I do have to buy an RGB splitter, so it might be worth trying.
It looks less like this:
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And more like your usual fan header (although the little slidy bits are centered instead of offset):
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if your invoice doesn't include any detailed parts information i would guess it's just some cheap unreliable builder though.

They're not really unreliable, it's just a quirk of living in a third world country. You get cheap, mass produced, nameless chinese cases and coolers, regardless of where you shop.
 
by the looks of it the 4th empty header looks like a standard version.
if so, there's a good possibility this is meant to connect to a motherboard header for motherboard software control of the fans.
i've seen quite a few hubs/controllers with this style connection, minus the proprietary 6pin connectors anyway, that would have a cable out to the motherboard here.
you would have to find the cable this case would've come included with that should end in a standard connection for motherboard header, i doubt any store bought cables would fit here.

the easiest option would just be to order some good aRGB fans along with a standard 4pin fan hub and a standard aRGB hub to run them to.
these would have a 4pin PWM cable out to a motherboard fan header for fan RPM control
and a 3pin aRGB cable out to a motherboard header for LED control and allow you to add more aRGB devices in the future if wanted.
 
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controller is from AIGO, which is chinese :) controller name AigoDIY R3
anyway those 6pin fans arent uncommon
there are two version of them either 5V addressable RGB and 12V non aadressable RGB
you have 12V version, enermax has this for you
https://enermaxusa.com/collections/replacement-parts/products/enermax-rgb-3-in-1-remote-control-box
it got 4pin RGB mainboard sync compatible with your fans

so if 4pin RGB is not what youre looking for, you can go with that aerocool which you linked above
 
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controller is from AIGO, which is chinese :) controller name AigoDIY R3
anyway those 6pin fans arent uncommon

You're a godsend, thank you so much .


Seems fine but it would be hard for me to get a hold of, living in Brazil and all.


so if 4pin RGB is not what youre looking for, you can go with that aerocool which you linked above

I mean it doesn't really matter if I use up an RGB or ARGB header. I mean, if it's RGB then i'd have to purchase a splitter as both of my headers are already taken up, but if it's ARGB it'd actually be more convenient since mine's free to use. Can I go for that aerocool, then? I can buy that one here without having to import them myself and pay thrice the price of the product in shipping, plus 60% in tax...
 
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the easiest option would just be to order some good aRGB fans along with a standard 4pin fan hub and a standard aRGB hub to run them to.
these would have a 4pin PWM cable out to a motherboard fan header for fan RPM control
and a 3pin aRGB cable out to a motherboard header for LED control.

I'm pretty satisfied with the cooling my fans provide, even if I have absolutely no clue where they came from... plus I'm kind of in the process of replacing my RAM right now so it'd take me a bit to save up for some good new fans.