[SOLVED] no rgb header

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hi guys

i have been looking at what the motherboard rgb can do and i really want that in my pc but my motherboard doesnt support rgb.

question is which product/s do i need to get to make my case do all those special lighting? i can only do 1 color at a time but want other kind of effect too.

man thanks
 

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If you get the CoolerMaster A-RGB Led Small Controller, see its manual here


It comes with four cables. One (item C) to feed lights has three standard 3-pin ARGB male output connectors, and a two-connector fourth arm used to connect to a mobo ARGB header, which you will not use. Item D is just a 3-output splitter cable for fan MOTORS you probably don't need. Item B has two ends: one to plug into a SATA power output from the PSU, and another used with Item E for ... I don't know what. But the key here is that it provides three standard male 3-pin lighting outputs.

On the Phanteks side, some of their kits come with an adapter cable, but you may not have received that with your case and frames. So looking at the Phanteks site for Digital RGB Accessories one finds the 3-pin Digital RGB Motherboard Adapter Cable here

https://www.phanteks.com/PH-CB_DRGB3P-MB.html

with three connectors on it. One is a standard 3-pin female ARGB connector that you can plug into one of the outputs from the Controller. One is a male just to "replace" the one "used" by the female. And the third, I believe, is the one that a Phanteks lighting cable's non-standard connector fits into. That gets you one frame connected. But then all the Phantex Halos and Digital Halos frames come with both male and female connectors on their cables so you can plug one frame's input into a male output from the previous frame, constructing a "daisy chain".
 
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Here is one :


is this what you're looking for ?

yes! i didnt know such thing would exist! really happy to find that out, i was expecting someone would say get the phantek starter kit or something like that but the card is way better.

so if i buy that then could i do everything you can do on an addressable motherboard?
 

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yes! i didnt know such thing would exist! really happy to find that out, i was expecting someone would say get the phantek starter kit or something like that but the card is way better.

so if i buy that then could i do everything you can do on an addressable motherboard?
it looks like it takes 2 3 pin 4 pin electricity from your motherboard fan headers and gives you like 4 rgb headers . i have not worked with rgb headers myself though .
 
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they do . i have an asus z390 prime and it's like what you say. But this card / gives you 4 RGB headers to fullfill your needs.
i waas thinking about upgarding my motherboard due to the rgb header issue, this solves about 70 percent of my problems.

so all i need to do is slot that card in my pc just like any other gpu? then plug the 3 and 4 pin to power it up? all i nned to do is plug 4 of my halo fans in the 4 socket then download a rgb software and start the software?

sorry for the questions, all i have for rgb is from my case and it only does 1 colour at a time.
 

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i waas thinking about upgarding my motherboard due to the rgb header issue, this solves about 70 percent of my problems.

so all i need to do is slot that card in my pc just like any other gpu? then plug the 3 and 4 pin to power it up? all i nned to do is plug 4 of my halo fans in the 4 socket then download a rgb software and start the software?

sorry for the questions, all i have for rgb is from my case and it only does 1 colour at a time.
i have not worked with onboard RGB myself , all i realize is that they are probably for synching RGB colors .

but yes from what it looks like it draws RGB power from chassis fan headers on your motherboard.

cheers mate / dude
 
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also can i download any software to control the lighting?
well i don't think fans infront of your case can handle software , but i used to have this ThreadRipper motherboard , it had RGB options in the BIOS settings. if you connect them all you can pretty sure control the color sync from your motherboard , or maybe a windows 10 software like you said .
 
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hi

could you check if this argb card needs to be plugged in to a 3 pin rgb header please?
yes
i was mistaken
the input is from one spare 3 pin argb header on your motherboard and the power comes from a spare SATA connector from your PSU
hope that helps . the diagram is in the link itself.
 

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