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    Professional Miscreant

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    Ryzen 7 1700x (4Ghz)
  • Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair VI Hero
  • RAM
    32GB G. Skill Flare X 3400MHz CL16
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX1070 FTW (WC)
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    Corsair 460x
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    Samsung 960 256GB, Intel 540s 240GB
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNova 850 G2
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    2x Dell U2412M
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    EK Supremacy Evo
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    Logtiech G610 Cherry MX Brown
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    Strix Soar and custom built speakers + amp
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  1. unknownmiscreant

    Custom PSU cables

    Eh no idea. If your cables get that hot, the plastic will melt first and cause much greater issues. As for conductivity, buying better cable will make a bigger difference to the overall resistance. But if you want the best, go for the more expensive ones. As for JMT, I have no clue. I reused the stock ones off my EVGA cables As for MDPC-X, it is not actually paracord, it is PET sleeving. This makes it more slippery and shinier. It is made from thicker induvidual strands of material, this means the base cable colour shows through. By comparison, normal paracord is made of lots of thin nylon strands. It is more flat, less vibrant colours. The underlying cable colour is very well hidden.
  2. unknownmiscreant

    Custom PSU cables

    Select Product Detail Customer Part No. Order Qty. Price (NZD) Ext. (NZD) Mouser No: 538-67582-0000 Mfr. No: 67582-0000 Desc.: I/O Connectors I/O Connectors Housing of SATA powe ATA power receptacle 5 $1.53 $7.65 5 Shipped Mouser No: 538-67581-0000-LP Mfr. No: 67581-0000 (Loose Piece) Desc.: I/O Connectors I/O Connectors TERM SATA PWR RECP G/F Loose PC 30 $0.246 $7.38 30 Shipped Mouser No: 538-46992-0610 Mfr. No: 46992-0610 Desc.: Headers & Wire Housings Headers & Wire Housings MiniFitJr Rcpt DR V2 GW 6Ckt 4 $1.19 $4.76 4 Shipped Mouser No: 538-46992-2410 Mfr. No: 46992-2410 Desc.: Headers & Wire Housings Headers & Wire Housings MiniFitJr Rec Hsg SR V2 24Ckt Black 1 $2.33 $2.33 1 Shipped Mouser No: 538-46992-1810 Mfr. No: 46992-1810 Desc.: Headers & Wire Housings Headers & Wire Housings MiniFitJr Rcpt DR V2 GW 18Ckt 1 $1.73 $1.73 1 Shipped Mouser No: 538-46992-1010 Mfr. No: 46992-1010 Desc.: Headers & Wire Housings Headers & Wire Housings MiniFitJr Rcpt DR V2 GW 10Ckt 1 $1.13 $1.13 1 Shipped Mouser No: 538-46992-0410 Mfr. No: 46992-0410 Desc.: Headers & Wire Housings Headers & Wire Housings MiniFitJr Rcpt DR V2 GW 4Ckt 1 $0.566 $0.57 1 Shipped Mouser No: 538-45587-0002 Mfr. No: 45587-0002 Desc.: Headers & Wire Housings Headers & Wire Housings Mini-Fit Recept 8Ckt 2nd Gen Polz. 4 $1.13 $4.52 4 Shipped Mouser No: 538-46992-0810 Mfr. No: 46992-0810 Desc.: Headers & Wire Housings Headers & Wire Housings MiniFitJr Rcpt DR V2 GW 8Ckt 3 $0.689 $2.07 3 Shipped Mouser No: 538-11-03-0044 Mfr. No: 11-03-0044 Desc.: Hand Tools Hand Tools EXTRACTION TOOL 1 $32.75 $32.75 1 Shipped Mouser No: 538-39-00-0077-CT Mfr. No: 39-00-0077 (Cut Strip) Desc.: Headers & Wire Housings Headers & Wire Housings MN-FT TERM 16G FMALE Cut Strip of 100 200 $0.067 $13.40 200 Shipped Mouser No: 650-400R0111-16-0 Mfr. No: 400R0111-16-0 Desc.: Hook-up Wire Hook-up Wire 400R0111-16-0 Price Per Foot 120 $0.288 $34.56 120 Shipped @Futiles ^^ is everything I bought for my cable sleeving job. Bear in mind however it was for a EVGA 850 G2 supply, so I would still recommend checking the 3D PDF documents. This part which is on the order above is not compatible with anything (the dreaded PCIe 8-pin) so DO NOT BUY IT. https://nz.mouser.com/ProductDetail/538-45587-0002 As for sleeving, if you really want to go premium, get MDPC-X. Paracord is easier to work with as a beginner, but MDPC-X looks better and isn't substantially harder to work with.
  3. unknownmiscreant

    Custom PSU cables

    @Futiles Figured I'd do this here rather than DMs. Basically go look at this page on the molex website. I can't remember the part numbers, and the order will be buried by now. https://www.molex.com/molex/products/listview.jsp?query=&offset=0&filter=&fs=&npp=20&sType=a&autoNav=&path=+inmeta%3Apromotable%3Dyes+inmeta%3ACollectionName%3DImpulse+inmeta%3Aproductname%3DMini%252DFit%2520Jr%252E%26partialfields%3D(application%3APower*)&channel=products&key=power_connectors Filter the results to black and the number of pins (circuits) you need. Choose one, and download the 3D model PDF files. Carefully check the housing to make sure it will be compatible with the receptacle on your PSU. (You will need to compare the square/angled edges on each pin.) After that, look on the product page of a housing for compatible pin part numbers. Go to the list, and choose 18/16AWG terminals (depending on what wire size you plan to use) and tin plated brass. I went for 2x100pcs strips, as that was cheapest for me. Basically count 2x the number of pins on each cable you plan to make. Then add at least 30 as spares. For the 6-pin SATA connectors, get PCIe ones, as they mate with both GPUs and the SATA connectors on the PSU. The normal ones only mate with the SATA connectors. Molex do not make a PCIe compatible 8-pin connector. I just ended up stealing the 8-pin connectors off my stock cables. You could buy some Chinese knock off ones if you prefer.
  4. Looking great. Couple of suggestions: 1) Try disable the q-code thing, ik on the latest Asus crosshair BIOSes this option is available in Advanced-->ROG options--> q-code/post code or something. Choose the disabled after post option. My board looks a fair bit better without the green '33' in the top corner. 2) If your front fans are RGB you could likely connect them to Aura as well. From the look of them, even if they aren't you could likely replace the current led strip with some 3rd party RGB strip and use that with Aura. I'm tempted to buy some LL fans now... lol.
  5. The reason asus limit the number of LEDs is due to how the LEDs work (each LED passing its current color onto the next LED when it receives a new colour) the longer the LED chain, the slower the update speed becomes. I run 123 LEDs round the perimeter of my case, but this is the max I would want to do. As a result, I run the LEDs on the IO panel and behind my GPU block off a seperate arduino pin. Using arduino helps alot with running more LEDs, as the FastLED library supports parallel output on up to 8 strips at once. Whilst this isn't a true fix for the fundamental behavior of the LEDs, it is at least a very effective workaround.
  6. @miha929 @Kayanaphotographybalk Looking good. You guys have basically got the right idea. Basically disconnect the RGB hub from the commander and connect the middle pin of the cable going between the commander and RGB hub to the data pin of the addressable header on the motherboard. The instructions posted above are accurate. If you follow those with the LL fans you won't have an issue. Regarding connecting fans in parallel, you should be able to connect multiple fan hub data pins to one addressable header data pin. I would recommend running each hub off a different addressable header. I have never tried to run multiple LED strips off one header. A more reliable solution would be to chain 2 hubs together in series, however using HD/LL fans you will quickly reach the 120led per header limit imposed by the aura software. If you want to run more than 6 or so fans I would recommend building the arduino system described in the OP, as it gives much greater versatility of control compared to Aura.
  7. unknownmiscreant

    Breathing PC Case,

    Something along the lines of the link in my signature running some custom code to add a breathing mode. Other than that, theres likely some off-the-shelf RGB controllers that will work, but I have no idea or experience about those.
  8. Do not connect the commander pro to the motherboard RGB header that break something. To sync the RGB with Aura, basically follow the steps taken above. It may be slightly different for LL fans, idk as I have never owned any. Send some close up photos of the fans connected to the commander and rgb hug (if you have one) then I can try tell you what you need to connect to what.
  9. Idk how AIO's work, I've only done custom loop. I have absolutely no idea about the innards of any AIO or the lights. The lighting in the pump will be controlled by the internal circuit which interfaces (I assume via USB,) to he motherboard and the CAM software. However I have never bothered researching AIOs so don't have a clue about them. You'll need to find a guide to taking the unit apart online, and then try work out what sort of LEDs are in the unit. You'll need a multimeter for that. Either way I would recommend controlling fans and pump through the BIOS and uninstalling AI Suite/fan xpert. My experience greatly improved when I started running all my fans from the BIOS. I'm sorry I can't be much more help than this.
  10. Looking good. If your feeling adventurous, you could probably take apart you AIO and run that off an aura header as well. Heck, you could potentially run the pump off a fan header and dump CAM altogether. Find a guide though, as I have never owned, yet alone taken apart a AIO. I use the BIOS to run the curves for all my fans and pump. Works much better than the multitude of windows fan utilities available.
  11. 5v power for the leds in the fans is provided by the SATA connector. The ground is connected through the powersupply, so not really necessary to connect to the header. You only need to connect the data pin from the MBO to the middle pin of the RGB splitter. Definitely post your results. For first test, I would recommend only having 1 fan plugged in, just in case something's not working right.
  12. Yep. It'll work perfectly. Asus addressable headers output for WS2812 LEDs, so the HD fans are 100% compatible. You'll still need the hub to power the fans and chain them together, but you can ditch the corsair control. Basically connect the middle pin of the 3-pin connector on the RGB hub (data in connector, normally connects to the corsair controller) to the data pin on the MBO. The ground will be connected through the power supply, but you can connect it if you want. Basically follow the relevant part of the guide above, related to connecting the fan hub to the arduino. The only issue might be the number of LEDs the header supports. Power supply is not an issue due to the RGB hub, but the header only outputs data to at max 120 leds. Make sure you are using at least v1.05.38 of asus aura as in previous versions the limit was 60 leds and that will cause one fan to not light up. You could potentially use the Aura SDK to make some cool effects.
  13. Ill put this in the OP as well. Man my rig's changed a bit since I filmed this. Although the RBG modes are basically the same still. Ill repload this, YT is being annoying
  14. I would caution against adding additional load to anything on the main board. Any power supply rails you find may not be designed to handle the extra load of a fan. This could cause some very strange behavior later on. Personally I would take a USB phone charger apart and use the 5v rail from that to run the fan. Connect it up to the mains rail in the sub woofer, and turn it on and off using the 45v rail (although I would suspect this is more along the lines of +/-22.5V for power amplifiers) with a low coil current relay. Running the relay off the 45V rail is likely going to be fine as it will only draw a few mA and the rail should be desinged to supply at least an amp or two to the power amplifiers.
  15. unknownmiscreant

    Syced RGB on ASUS PRIME B350-PLUS?

    The RGB connector on the motherboard is the standard 4-pin connector. But the control is very limited. It is only controllable via AI Suite. ATM, AFAIK AI suite is not compatible with the fall creators update. I have not used it in a while. Quite frankly I would uninstall it, even on compatible versions of windows it is utter junk.
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