So I've got my eyes on the Masterbox Lite 5 RGB that comes with 3 RGB fans. I have an Ivy Bridge era i5 3300 + Intel motherboard though so lighting it up through a motherboard header is out of question.
I noticed in a thread where @W-L replied that Cooler Master RGB fans basically have SMD5050 LEDs inside of them.
Theoretically, that should mean they have a standard LED strip pin-out and I can make a custom Arduino-based controller for this. Would I be right in making this assumption?There's no way I can get a Cooler Master branded controller in my country for less than $100 so I'm not looking for that as a solution. Thank you.
The fans should work with just a standard analog controller such as this but you can design a ardunino based controller for it if you would like software based control.