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Case RGB question.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I was just wondering how to turn on LED's/RGB on my PC case that I bought. I just wanted to see if I should use an RGB controller that some companies make or motherboard. I will be providing pictures, do I connect this controller that my case came with to the power supply? I've seen threads online to do that instead of connecting it to the motherboard. I don't see any specific ports the power supply can connect to it. Tell me if you can. Also, some of the images have file names on it that show some of the problem. Thanks. The image of the front of my PC shows that the fans on the front aren't spinning or don't show any LED's. The fan in the back aswell, it spins but doesn't light up.

specs are

i7 2600 3.40 GHZ

GTX1060 3GB OC PNY

P8H67-M PRO Motherboard (DDR3)

Thermaltake PSU

Gamdias Talos M1 case

Back of PC with controller on top left. do i connect it to the controller_.jpg

controller.jpg

IMG_20190616_012357.jpg

see the grey LED strip on the side of the case and the fans .jpg

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I'm not sure what connections your rgb controller has. To connect to your power supply directly, it usually uses sata or molex, which i can't tell from the pictures.

Either way, i recommend connecting to the motherboard, so you can take advantage of various RGB software & control it from your computer. If you plug it into the power supply only, then you can only control it with the built-in settings on the rgb controller

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@MegaMaximus Your motherboard and components are way to old to use any sort of RGB header, that case needs a newer motherboard with an rgb controller on it to work. If you want that case to work you will have to upgrade to a newer CPU, Motherboard, and Ram combo.


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19 minutes ago, Derrk said:

I'm not sure what connections your rgb controller has. To connect to your power supply directly, it usually uses sata or molex, which i can't tell from the pictures.

Either way, i recommend connecting to the motherboard, so you can take advantage of various RGB software & control it from your computer. If you plug it into the power supply only, then you can only control it with the built-in settings on the rgb controller

That case doesn't have a PSU connector it has to be controlled by an RGB controller/header on a compatible motherboard and OPs motherboard came out long before RGB headers. OP will have to upgrade their system or buy a different case that uses an internal hub and an IR controller and not an RGB header.


Main Desktop: Cpu - I7-8700k @5ghz | Mobo - Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E | Gpu - Asus ROG STRIX 2080ti OC Ram - G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB 3200mhz | Aio - H100i Pro RGB | Psu - Evga 850 GQ | Case - Fractal Design Meshify C White | Storage - Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVME SSD 1x 1TB 1x 512GB / 1x Seagate Ironwolf Pro 4TB HDD |

 

TV Streaming PC: Intel Nuc CPU - i7 8th Gen | RAM - 16GB DDR4 2666mhz | Storage - 256GB WD Black M.2 NVME SSD |

 

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S10+ - Ceramic White 512GB |

 

If you ask for a Mid Tower case recommend, I will 90% of the time recommend the Fractal Design Meshify C or S2.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Derrk said:

I'm not sure what connections your rgb controller has. To connect to your power supply directly, it usually uses sata or molex, which i can't tell from the pictures.

Either way, i recommend connecting to the motherboard, so you can take advantage of various RGB software & control it from your computer. If you plug it into the power supply only, then you can only control it with the built-in settings on the rgb controller

So yeah that's probably it, I probably need a motherboard that supports it and my P8H67-M pro is from like 2012 ( i bought it in 2018 with a new computer) but it's a pretty old motherboard still. Thanks guys, I will try and figure this out. Do cases that have RGB designs on them have specific wires/cables that connect to the motherboard?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
53 minutes ago, SpookyCitrus said:

@MegaMaximus Your motherboard and components are way to old to use any sort of RGB header, that case needs a newer motherboard with an rgb controller on it to work. If you want that case to work you will have to upgrade to a newer CPU, Motherboard, and Ram combo.

Yeah I think that's it, I got my new 8700k, z390 phantom gaming 6 and some ram in the mail, I was looking to replace this DDr3 motherboard and CPU, thanks for the response

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