Question Need help with RGB issues on fans (and case lightstrip&fans)

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Hello.
I've recently bought new case and moved to it, but I have stumbled up on some issues.

#1 Issue
I am using 4 (Cooler Master MasterFan MF120) fans - 1 in the back and 3 on top. I connected everything as seen in scheme. Fans themselves work (spin), but Fan 4 (Marked on scheme) doesn't work with RGB controller. It doesn't appear on Razer synapse software and it only lights like halfway through (a bit of red and green-ish color) on one side of it.
EDIT: Bottom shown fans (Case fans) are connected to what I could call sys fan2.
View: https://i.imgur.com/gkiF9sW.png


I tried to swap that fan between other Cooler master fans, but in every situation that one doesn't work.Note: I have 2 spare Cooler master fans and they also don't light up and doesn't get detected in Razer software. They worked right in my previous case but one of them still didn't light up as needed. (Swaped them around to ensure it's not broken itself).
PS. My CPU cooler is AeroCool Mirage 5.

#2 Issue
My new case (Phanteks Eclipse P500A DRGB) comes with 3 front fans and light strip in case. Currently they are not connected to razer controller since marked wire which should go into motherboard (or in my case to RGB controller) comes with male connector, but razer controller requires female connector. How can I connect them to system instead of just changing their colors with case button?

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If anyone have suggestions how to connect ALL the things to one RGB solution, please share with it.
I am using Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite motherboard, also have RGB Ram sticks and Gigabyte 3060ti Elite which comes with RGB. To this day I have used RGB Fusion (Gigabyte's software) to control them, but I would wish to connect all the RGBs together in one software.
 

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Why you use Razer ARGB controller when Cooler Master has their own?
Specs: https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/coolers/rgb-accessories/argb-led-controller/

With Cooler Master ARGB controller, you should be able to control all your RGB from one place - MoBo RGB solution (RGB Fusion).

Btw, it is possible that the one fan LEDs are toast. If not then Razer controller may have a limit of how many LEDs it can control, hence why 4th fan doesn't light up properly.
 
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There are controllers in market that gets power through Sata and can be synced with Mobo. For example the controller I got with antec prizm argb strip and fan kit can do that. Cooler master has a good controller afaik. Corsair commander although pricey is absolutely dope
 

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For example the controller I got with antec prizm argb strip and fan kit can do that.
Yes, but can OP buy the controller alone, without fans and LED strip? I don't think so.

Cooler master has a good controller afaik. Corsair commander although pricey is absolutely dope
There are more out there with same/similar function. Asus Aura ROG Terminal is one of such as well,
specs: https://www.asus.com/Motherboard-Accessories/ROG-Aura-Terminal/

And so is Silverstone LSB01, but that one is for 4-pin RGB hardware,
specs: https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=729&area=en

Thermaltake has Sync Controller TT Premium Edition, for proprietary TT connectors,
specs: https://www.thermaltake.com/Cooler/Cooling_Accessory_/Fan_Controller/C_00003143/TT_Sync_Controller_TT_Premium_Edition/design.htm

And Akasa offers RGB control hardware as well;
Like: Vegas control panel which would sit in ODD bay, while needing also 5.25" to 3.5" frame (or put it into 3.5" external bay),
specs: http://www.akasa.com.tw/update.php?tpl=product/product.detail.tpl&no=181&type=Gaming&type_sub=RGB LED Lighting&model=AK-RLD-01

Or PCI-E card: Akasa Vegas control card,
specs: http://www.akasa.com.tw/update.php?tpl=product/product.detail.tpl&no=181&type=Gaming&type_sub=RGB LED Lighting&model=AK-RLD-02

There's plenty of choice out there.
 
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First of all, I want to say thank you for answering.

Why you use Razer ARGB controller when Cooler Master has their own?
Specs: https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/coolers/rgb-accessories/argb-led-controller/

With Cooler Master ARGB controller, you should be able to control all your RGB from one place - MoBo RGB solution (RGB Fusion).
I decided to go for Razer controller since I already own 4 of their products and love razer synapse. As Cooler Master ARGB controller sounds tempting, I want to get away from RGB Fusion. That software is a mess and quite limited when it comes to RGB things. Only static and random flashing modes in their software work correctly.

If not then Razer controller may have a limit of how many LEDs it can control, hence why 4th fan doesn't light up properly.
I'm gonna write to Razer and try to clarify this. I believe it should be able to support that many. Meanwhile, I'll try to test fan RGBs again.

My experience with Gigabyte hasn't been the best. MoBo came with a prebuilt PC, but GPU was my choice. Never again I am going for Gigabyte.
 

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My experience with Gigabyte hasn't been the best. MoBo came with a prebuilt PC, but GPU was my choice. Never again I am going for Gigabyte.
I don't favor Gigabyte myself either and rarely, if ever, suggest Gigabyte products. Though, i've had used Gigabyte products before; PC case and mouse. PC case (GZ-G2 Plus) came with prebuilt but has since long replaced with proper PC case (Corsair 750D AF Edition) and Gigabyte mice (M6880X) that i used for a while, well, i couldn't draw a straight line with it, so that went out of the window as well. Now using proper mouse (Corsair Sabre RGB) and i'm pleased with it.

I'm gonna write to Razer and try to clarify this. I believe it should be able to support that many. Meanwhile, I'll try to test fan RGBs again.
If you have Razer Chroma A-RGB Controller,
specs: https://www.razer.com/gaming-pc-accessories/razer-chroma-addressable-rgb-controller/RZ34-02140600-R3U1

Then:
How many components can I connect to the controller?

You can connect multiple addressable RGB devices, as long as the LED count doesn't exceed 80 on 1 port, or 240 total. There are 6 addressable headers on the Razer Chroma Addressable RGB Controller, and you can daisy-chain your ARGB devices to have more connected.
Currently they are not connected to razer controller since marked wire which should go into motherboard (or in my case to RGB controller) comes with male connector, but razer controller requires female connector.
For that, there are such male to female adapters,
amazon: https://www.amazon.com/MICRO-CONNECTORS-3-Pin-Addressable-Extension/dp/B07Z1338XY
 
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Thank you, ordered this instantly. It will come in handy.

About Razer controller.
After reaching out to Razer (once again, since the first time their support system was broken down and I postponed contacting them and searched for answers online) they said it can only be a hardware problem in the controller itself. Looks like they will send me a replacement and I'll update this thread with information on how it goes when it will arrive.
 
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Update with my situation.
I got a new Razer controller and the situation seems to be about the same. I guess 3 out of 6 case fans are bad. Makes sense since it was two 3 fan sets. I will now try to get a warranty on those.

Meanwhile, I got myself LED strips to put in the case and they work fine Razer.
The only thing that still doesn't quite make sense is front case fans which came with the case.
I got this, it can connect it (kinda), but doesn't really work with changing colors. They get detected and can change the primary color, but they have a blinking effect with random colors on top of that. For now, will use it case controller buttons for them.
 

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I got this, it can connect it (kinda), but doesn't really work with changing colors. They get detected and can change the primary color, but they have a blinking effect with random colors on top of that. For now, will use it case controller buttons for them.
Stock fans are 140mm D-RGB PWM fans and according to Phanteks, they are compatible with Razer Chroma, both visible on case specs page,
link: https://www.phanteks.com/Eclipse-P500A-DRGB.html
And fan specs page,
link: https://www.phanteks.com/PH-F140SK-DRGB.html

As of why the don't work right, test this;
disconnect all Cooler Master fans and LED strip you have, leaving only Phanteks fans connected to Razer RGB hub. Look if it fixes the issue.

If it does, it is possible that Cooler Master and Phanteks fans have different "profile" and aren't compatible with each other when plugged in to the same RGB controller.
If not, either the case fans are faulty or they are limited to the profiles you see them doing.
 

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