Question RGB 4 pins hub vs fans pack rgb?

Jeff_120

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While I was trying to correct 2 pins that were bent on one of the 4 pins connector on my MSI motherboard, they litteraly broke!
So now I have only 1 JRBG 4 pins left
I used to have my Ryzen 2700 fan color on one of them and a case RGB fan on the other.
I could add another rgb fan for my case.
So now I have to choose between a simple 4 pins hub like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Bewinner-Computer-Radiator-Temperature-Controlled-Double-Sided/dp/B07SFHDPGT/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=4+pins+hub&qid=1559549472&rnid=2941120011&s=pc&sr=1-7
Or a 3x fans pack bundled with a controller, though I won't need the 3 fans like this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aerocool-Lighting-Effects-p7-h1-15-dBA-Controller/dp/B07DDQLH3V/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=rev+rgb&qid=1559549734&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Now my question: Which solution can allow me to control every fan colors or they will all have the same color?
 
First, you are getting confused by 4-pin versus 4-pin. No surprise there!

That first item you linked to, the Bewinner 4-pin Hub, is actually a Splitter, and it is for 4-pin fan MOTORS. It is NOT for use with 4-pin RGB light systems. The electrical systems and connectors for fan motors and for lights are different, even if they both use 4 pins. For FANS, the female connector on the end of the fan motor wires has 4 holes in a connector about ½" (12 mm) wide with two ridges running down one side. This fits onto a mobo fan header that has a plastic "tongue" sticking up beside its first 3 pins that slips between the ridges. Look closely at where your fans are plugged into your mobo headers. For plain RGB LIGHTS (including those built into a fan frame), the connector on the end of that cable also has 4 holes but the body is much wider (about 1" or 25 mm). One end of that is marked to indicate the 12 VDC line, and the mobo RGB header for this also is marked with a 12 VDC label so you can match them up when plugging in.

You are looking for a plain RGB 4-pin SPLITTER for the lighting cables since one of your headers is damaged. Here's an example

https://www.amazon.com/Splitter-Connector-Strips-12inch-4Splitter/dp/B072K21JVF/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?keywords=RGB+Splitter&qid=1559594399&s=gateway&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1

That is a 2-pack of Splitters that convert one mobo male header into four female outputs. Then it also comes with gender-changing adapters to convert each of those outputs to males (with pins) so you can use them with lighting devices.

However, you have raised a different question. CONTROL of lighting devices is all done by the controller that feeds signals out to the mobo header. So ALL of the lights connected to a single mobo header will display exactly the same thing since they all receive exactly the same signal. The ONLY way to get separate lighting devices to display different things at the same time is to power and control each device separately from different controllers with their own outputs.
 

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