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Should I buy a fan hub with argb and pwm or should I just buy some splitters?

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That.. depends entirely on you and your setup which we don't know. Maybe if you provided more information someone could help?

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sorry. I havent built my setup yet but I am going to go and get my parts in a couple of days. Just asking so I can buy one when I get my parts. 

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GPU: Asus 2060 OC edition

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2 hours ago, PcBeExpensive said:

Should I buy a fan hub with argb and pwm or should I just buy some splitters?

Would you like to have control of your RGB and/or fan speed on an individual or group of fans level?

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I want to be able to control rgb and fan speeds. I will have 6 fans and one radiator pump. I will get argb splitter for the rgb side and fan socket splitters for pwm if I do get splitters. IDK what rgb pwm fan hub I will get but I need one with min 7 sockets for both. The problem with splitters is that they can add up to be quiet expensive since I need two (maybe three) of each.

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as long as the total amount of fans amperage don't exceed 1a, u can plug them on splitters to your mobo 

 

check your mobo manual, some mobo have fan headers with higher watt rating like  24w (12v by 2a)

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sorry I don't understand. I have 4 deepcool c120c fans that came with the case. I am also gonna plug in a deepcool radiator. Can u explain a bit more.

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you need to understand there's 2 part of this, i'm basing these on yer mobo manual here

https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM4/TUF_GAMING_B550-PLUS/E16576_TUF_GAMING_B550-PLUS_UM_WEB.pdf

 

WARNING: if you overdraw the power on fan or rgb header, you may kill that header or even your mobo

 

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4pin pwm fan control (usually 12v constant)

  • according to your mobo manual all your pwm fan headers are 12w (12volts multiply 1amp)
  • from deepcool website, their 120mm fans max amp = 0.2a
  • so each of your fan headers can handle max via splitters up to 5 fans (but use 4 fans at most for safety)
  • your mobo can support up to 20 deepcool 120mm fans (5 headers with 4 fans each)

 

3pin argb control (usually 5v constant)

  • mobo argb header supports up to total of 15w (5volts multiply 3amps)
  • from deepcool website, each CF120 fan draws up to max of 0.63a
  • so that 1 argb header on mobo at max can only support 4 fans (4 * 0.63a = 2.52a)
  • you have to doublecheck on how much amp each fan draws for its rgb led
  • you'll likely need a argb hub for argb led on your fans, if yer trying to use more than 4 argb fans on yer mobo
  • plugging 5v argb led into 12v rgb header (labelled 11 on the above pic) will kill the rgb leds
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thanks. Will probably end up getting an argb hub then since I need to plug in 6 rgb fans and 1 rgb AIO pump. Will get argb hub and get one (ore two) pwm splitter. Thanks for detailed response.

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