Question RGB 5050 (4 pin connectors oooo) VS RGB-D (3 pin connectors oxoo)

Peterthecat1

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so I have a DIYPC case that has some nifty RGB lights on the front and a single fan in the back.. they light in a linear fashion and look very nice they have their own controller that is either on or off (switch on top of case) and it has a 3 wire RGB connector that has 4 sockets w/ one plugged.. I have a gigabyte mb that has its own RGB lights and it has two RGB headers on it one 4 pin and one 5 pin... now I know that these are meant for RGB 5050 style connectors and you shouldn't attach this case lead to these headers but my question is... is there a way to have the lighting in my case be controlled by my motherboard so that they all sync up with each other
 

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Ive seen that one... it wont work.. the connector that comes from the case looks exactly like an RGB 5050 connector like what comes on cooler-master RGB fans with four sockets(oooo)(newegg Item#: 9SIA5B57KH8742) but the one from the case has one of these blocked (ooxo)... from what I could find out the RGB 5050 with the 4 open holes is for a RGB 12v set up and the one from the case with the 3 holes w/ one blocked is RGB-D and for 5v... I have noticed that these lights & fan have the ability to have multiple colors displayed at once like the fan can have a spiraling color or color change and the strips can have red chasing blue down the front of the case which is unlike what I have used before where all the leds on a strip or fan display the same color and fade in and out different colors at the same time... from what I found some asus mb have this header but my GB does not but does have RGB lighting accents on the MB ans headers for the RGB 5050 connection I am asking if there is a go between that allows the connection of an addressable case leds to be sync'd with my MB
 

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