Question Trying to get my fans/lights to work on a limited motherboard.

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Hi everyone! I'm building my first pc this week and I could use some help. I have a motherboard with only 1 system fan header and 1 rgb led strip header (I'm not sure if this the same as a typical rgb header?). I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to get the 4 fans I have to run (1 rear non-rgb, 3 front rgb fans) correctly, lights included, with the limited headers I have on my motherboard. My motherboard is a Gigabyte H410M S2H Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard. My case is a Corsair SPEC-DELTA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Hi everyone! I'm building my first pc this week and I could use some help. I have a motherboard with only 1 system fan header and 1 rgb led strip header (I'm not sure if this the same as a typical rgb header?). I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to get the 4 fans I have to run (1 rear non-rgb, 3 front rgb fans) correctly, lights included, with the limited headers I have on my motherboard. My motherboard is a Gigabyte H410M S2H Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard. My case is a Corsair SPEC-DELTA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you
I'm afraid you would overload that one system fan header so only way is to get a powered fan controller hub. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/EZDIY-FAB-10-Port-Splitter-4-Pin-Header/dp/B086W5D5ZT/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=fan+hub&qid=1610440130&sr=8-3
RGB lights on fans have own connectors/leads and one RGB header on the MB should be able to handle them by using splitter cable.
One caution, make sure that those fans are just RGB and NOT ARGB because MB has "RGB LED strip header" not compatible with ARGB fans/strips.
 
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I'm afraid you would overload that one system fan header so only way is to get a powered fan controller hub. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/EZDIY-FAB-10-Port-Splitter-4-Pin-Header/dp/B086W5D5ZT/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=fan+hub&qid=1610440130&sr=8-3
RGB lights on fans have own connectors/leads and one RGB header on the MB should be able to handle them by using splitter cable.
One caution, make sure that those fans are just RGB and NOT ARGB because MB has "RGB LED strip header" not compatible with ARGB fans/strips.
Hello, thanks for your reply! It looks like the case fans are RBG. Do you know a splitter cable that would work with an RGB header? I'm not sure if the splitter cable used to power the fans is the same as one used to power the lighting component.
 
Hello, thanks for your reply! It looks like the case fans are RBG. Do you know a splitter cable that would work with an RGB header? I'm not sure if the splitter cable used to power the fans is the same as one used to power the lighting component.
Yes, RGB cables and splitters are different than ones made for fan motor. One example https://www.amazon.com/black-Splitter-Connector-Strips-wire,10x/dp/B07G85KTNH/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=rgb+splitter&qid=1610466998&sr=8-10
Note the difference from ARGB splitter cable
https://www.amazon.com/MICRO-CONNECTORS-3-Pin-Addressable-Splitter/dp/B07Z122WPT/ref=sr_1_13?dchild=1&keywords=rgb+splitter&qid=1610466998&sr=8-13
They are not interchangeable.
There are also RGB hubs like this one
https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Technology-Strips-BIOSTAR-LSB01/dp/B06X9QJBGF
 
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Alright thank you for that clarification. I should be fine with with the fan controller hub and rgb splitter cable then. I appreciate the help!
 

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