Question Lian Li Lancool 2 Mesh - How to properly plug rgb fans?

Jan 8, 2021
Hi guys.
I'm bulding a PC for the first time and got a bit confused.

I 'm using Lian Li Lancool 2 mesh case and Z490 Aorus Elite AC motherboard. There are 3 argb fans at the front panel and each of them has 2 cables. There are these ( View:
not my photo). I connected them into 4 pin fan headers in my motherboard
There are also these View:
preinstalled and connected together.

The lian site says this View:

Do I have to connect the 5V 3 pin to mb and also this SATA cable to PSU? There isn't anything in the manual about that. Only this info on their site.

I hope you can understand what i mean. And sorry for english


The SATA connector is if you don't have 5v 3pin ARGB headers on your motherboard, so that you can power the LED's and use the buttons on the case to change lighting to preset colors and modes.

Otherwise, no, you connect the fans into the single ARGB header cable, then connect that to the 5v 3pin header on the motherboard, switch the case button to 8th mode like it says, then use software on the PC to control the lighting colors and modes.
(If they are already wired up to be going through a single cable then just plug that in)

The software is Gigabyte's RGB Fusion 2.0

You connect the PWM fan headers into the splitter and connect that splitter into the PWM fan header on the motherboard so that you can then go into the BIOS and set up a fan curve profile for fan speeds at different temps based on either CPU or GPU.

And looking at the pictures of the motherboard, it supports both 3pin and 4pin ARGB so you're fine there.
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