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Phanteks Evolve X DRGB Fans

10 minutes ago, Valdthi said:

Maybe I should say, my goal is to control all of the RGB of the fans and the case through the mobo software, in this case MSI Mystic Light.

And don't quite understand how the connectors of the Fans look or how they function, I only know there are two of them.

One for Power, I think, and one for the DRGB.

 

Okay, let me know if you get lost with my explanation.

 

Powering / Controlling the fans:

The Phanteks fan hub basically lets you control and power your fans through a single fan header on the motherboard -- what a fan hub does.

You can connect all your 4-pin ARGB fans to that Phanteks fan hub.

OR you can use the 4-pin fan headers that are located at different locations on the motherboard.

It should give you the same result.

 

Controlling the ARGB colours:

The fans have two wires coming out of it -- 4-pin PWN wire, and the 3-pin ARGB wire.

The JRGB headers are for 4-pin 5050 12v RGB fans / strips -- you DO NOT use these.

You need to use the 3-pin JRAINBOW headers.

 

The best way it to daisy-chain your ARGB fans together, and hook them up to the JRAINBOW header (that MSi motherboard has 2 JRAINBOW headers).

You can either chain the fans + case ARGB together, and use up 1 header, or...

your fans to 1st JRAINBOW header, and case to 2nd JRAINBOW header.

Up to you.

 

From what I can see MSi, doesn't include any cables that will let you daisy-chain multiple ARGB fans / LEDs together.

You will most likely need to buy something for that.

Something like this:

https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/coolers/rgb-accessories/argb-1-to-3-splitter-cable/

https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/coolers/rgb-accessories/argb-1-to-5-splitter-cable/

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hallo Freunde and greetings from Germany,

 

I want to buy the Phanteks Evolve X and connect 6 DRGB fans from Alpenföhn.

The case has a preinstalled fanhub and I am wondering how to connect all of this.

The mobo I'm getting has two JRAINBOW and two JRGB connectors, as I understand the JRAINBOW connecters are for DRGB and the JRGB connecters are for regular non addresable RGB.

The preinstalled fanhub, has three 3-PIN connecters and four 4-PIN connecters, the white connecter on the right side connects to the Motherboard.

 

Could someone explain to me how I have to connect everything correct?

Do I need a DRG splittercabel and do I have to take the DRGB cabel from the case into consideration?

 

I already looked through the forum and watch videos on Youtube, but nothing helped me really.

If you need further details or information I'm sure I'm able to provide more.

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Fans (x2): EKL Alpenföhn 140mm Wing Boost 3 ARGB PWM-Lüfter

 

Thank you in advance

 

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  1. https://download.msi.com/archive/mnu_exe/mb/E7C37v1.1.pdf
  2. http://www.phanteks.com/assets/manuals/PH-ES518XTG.pdf

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

Maybe I should say, my goal is to control all of the RGB of the fans and the case through the mobo software, in this case MSI Mystic Light.

And don't quite understand how the connectors of the Fans look or how they function, I only know there are two of them.

One for Power, I think, and one for the DRGB.

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10 minutes ago, Valdthi said:

Maybe I should say, my goal is to control all of the RGB of the fans and the case through the mobo software, in this case MSI Mystic Light.

And don't quite understand how the connectors of the Fans look or how they function, I only know there are two of them.

One for Power, I think, and one for the DRGB.

 

Okay, let me know if you get lost with my explanation.

 

Powering / Controlling the fans:

The Phanteks fan hub basically lets you control and power your fans through a single fan header on the motherboard -- what a fan hub does.

You can connect all your 4-pin ARGB fans to that Phanteks fan hub.

OR you can use the 4-pin fan headers that are located at different locations on the motherboard.

It should give you the same result.

 

Controlling the ARGB colours:

The fans have two wires coming out of it -- 4-pin PWN wire, and the 3-pin ARGB wire.

The JRGB headers are for 4-pin 5050 12v RGB fans / strips -- you DO NOT use these.

You need to use the 3-pin JRAINBOW headers.

 

The best way it to daisy-chain your ARGB fans together, and hook them up to the JRAINBOW header (that MSi motherboard has 2 JRAINBOW headers).

You can either chain the fans + case ARGB together, and use up 1 header, or...

your fans to 1st JRAINBOW header, and case to 2nd JRAINBOW header.

Up to you.

 

From what I can see MSi, doesn't include any cables that will let you daisy-chain multiple ARGB fans / LEDs together.

You will most likely need to buy something for that.

Something like this:

https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/coolers/rgb-accessories/argb-1-to-3-splitter-cable/

https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/coolers/rgb-accessories/argb-1-to-5-splitter-cable/


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Okay, so let me explain it again just for my self.

If I want to power all six Fans, I just need to plug them into the fanhub, maybe with a splitter, because there are only four 4-Pin connecters and I have six fans, or four to the hub and two to the mobo.

If i want to control the DRGB all via mobo, I have to buy, let's say one 1-to-3 ARGB splittercable and one 1-to-5 ARGB splittercable, because I have six fans + case and plug them in the JRAINBOW1 and JRAINBOW2.

 

This will allow me to controll them via Mobo, of course not completly individualy.

 

Did I understand this correctly?

Is there a limit to how much devices I can connect to one JRAINBOW header and one 4-Pin header one the hub/mobo?

 

Dankeschön very much, you are very helpful.

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43 minutes ago, Valdthi said:

Okay, so let me explain it again just for my self.

If I want to power all six Fans, I just need to plug them into the fanhub, maybe with a splitter, because there are only four 4-Pin connecters and I have six fans, or four to the hub and two to the mobo.

If i want to control the DRGB all via mobo, I have to buy, let's say one 1-to-3 ARGB splittercable and one 1-to-5 ARGB splittercable, because I have six fans + case and plug them in the JRAINBOW1 and JRAINBOW2.

 

This will allow me to controll them via Mobo, of course not completly individualy.

 

Did I understand this correctly?

Is there a limit to how much devices I can connect to one JRAINBOW header and one 4-Pin header one the hub/mobo?

 

Dankeschön very much, you are very helpful.

 

You are pretty much spot on.

 

Yes, if you want all your fans to go to through the hub, you will need a splitter.

Otherwise, using a combination of hub + mobo fan headers is just as good.

 

How many ARGB fans do you have?

The included Phanteks fans are plain white, and are not ARGB.

If you are only installing 2x ARGB fans + the ARGB case lighting, the 1-to-3 ARB splitter cable will be enough.

 

Each JRAINBOW header can power up to 3A (5V).

It will depend on how many ARGB LEDs you have...that said, 3A is quite a bit.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Nice!

 

I will swap the original fans for extra RGB glory.

I'm going to use 6 ARGB fans + Case. Do you think the 3A(5V) will be enough for all?

 

Again thank you very much.

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4 minutes ago, Valdthi said:

Nice!

 

I will swap the original fans for extra RGB glory.

I'm going to use 6 ARGB fans + Case. Do you think the 3A(5V) will be enough for all?

 

Again thank you very much.

I just saw that the Input current of the fans is 0.11 A.

So 3 A / 0.11 A = 27.27 Fans? :D

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6 minutes ago, Valdthi said:

Nice!

 

I will swap the original fans for extra RGB glory.

I'm going to use 6 ARGB fans + Case. Do you think the 3A(5V) will be enough for all?

 

Again thank you very much.

My german is basically zero 🤣

 

But...looking at the Alpenföhn 140mm Wing Boost 3 ARGB...Spezifikationen...

Each RGB fan is 0.57A.

6x 0.57A = 3.42A

And then the RGB lighting on the case is probably another ~0.5A.

 

I would split them up between the 2x JRAINBOW headers.

3x ARGB fans on 1st header, 3x ARGB fans + case lighting on 2nd header.

 

3 minutes ago, Valdthi said:

I just saw that the Input current of the fans is 0.11 A.

So 3 A / 0.11 A = 27.27 Fans? :D

Is this it, or did I find the wrong page?

https://www.alpenfoehn.de/produkte/luefter/140mm-luefter/wing-boost-3-argb-140mm


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Posted · Original PosterOP

You are absolutly right. I will do it like you said. I think that is the best solution for everything.

 

I'm very grateful for your help and I think this "case" is closed. :D

 

DANKESCHÖN

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