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  1. Yes. It has a 9 pin USB 2.0 header that is designed to be plugged into one of Thermaltake's controllers.
  2. You cannot connect the 5V signal cable to the 12V header. This will fry your components. 12V headers operate via analogue signal and 5V headers are digital signals. The fans will not be able to directly connect either. Unless you can find some sort of PCI/PCIE expansion card to provide a 5V header, it sounds like you will not be able to connect this product to your motherboard.
  3. I would try an uninstall and reinstall of the application. When you do the uninstall, go into C:\Users\<your_login>\AppData and in the folders Local, LocalLow, and Roaming delete out any folders related to the software (most likely in a folder named TT). Then do a reinstall. If that doesn't work I would move to an RMA on the controller.
  4. With the TT Sync controller you will need to connect it to PWM headers on your motherboard and the BIOS will control the fan speeds.
  5. As far as I understand, the TT Sync conntroller does not have any options built in; it is an interface/translator so that motherboard lighting software can control Thermaltake products. You cannot "share" effects between controllers. Being you have both controllers already I would recommend you try out both. Hook everything up to one controller, explore the options, then switch to the other and do the same. See what you prefer. Just remember that with the TT sync controller you cannot use Thermaltake's software. You will use your motherboard software for the lighting and then run PWM cables between the TT sync controller and your motherboard fan headers to control fan speed.
  6. There are quite a few lighting effects with the included controller. The software doesn't have a proper guide anywhere, though. So you'll have to do some tinkering and possibly look through the forums get everything figured out.
  7. There is another thread where someone asked about running two Sync Controllers each on their own 5V header, and I believe a Thermaltake representative replied, but I cannot recall where it was. It sounded like it was possible. My understanding is that the LED limit is per 5V header. So each 5V header would support the 130 (or however much it was) addressable LEDs. So in theory if you had two TT Sync controllers you could plug each into a 5V header and have the ability to control 260 addressable LEDs. If you do have two 5V headers, contact ASUS support and get some insight from them about it before moving forward. As for trying to connect two Sync Controllers to one 5V header. The thread I linked showed how a member was able to have the signal properly split and sent to two TT Sync controllers. They had more than 9 fans, but my thought is that being your 9 Trios will have too many LEDs, if you split them between two controllers it should pan out. Though I'm guessing you'll lose some individuality of the fans; everything applied to port 1 on controller 1 would be applied to port 1 on controller 2, for example. You may want to contact the member who made that post for more details. I'm not sure what you mean by connect a sync controller and fan hub? Do you mean the included 5 port fan hub with the controller?
  8. I can't find the source for it, but I know I have seen that Asus Aura Sync is limited to around 130 addressable LEDs per header. So you could try two Sync Controllers on two 5V headers, if your motherboard has two. If not, you may find this thread useful (see post 13): The five port controllers included with the Riing Trio fans are able to be daisy chained (the software can use up to 16 of those controllers). I'm assuming you're ordering three of the 3 packs. You should only need to use two controllers, then. When using the included controllers you must use Thermaltake's software for controlling the lights and fan speeds.
  9. I looked up the RGB Fan Commander, and it doesn't have the same connectors as the Riing Trio fans. The Riing Trio (and the rest of their addressable RGB products) use a 9 pin USB 2.0 header connector. You will still need to get the TT Sync 9 port controller to be able to control the lights with Gigabyte's software.
  10. Judging by your screenshot, it looks like you need to go to the non used ports, in the software, and set them to off. The software does not detect unused ports on its own. Do this for both controllers. That should make your warning go away. I don't own the Trios, so I'm not experienced with how they work. But it appears to me you can cycle through the 3 light rings with the numbers just above the light mode. Do you have to set the light mode per ring, maybe? If that doesn't work, try changing the port that the problem fan on each set is in and see if the problem stays with the same fan.
  11. All of their individually addressable LED fans: Riing Plus, Pure Plus, Riing Duo, Riing Trio. To control their lighting with Asus Aura Sync you will need to buy the TT Sync Controller ,which is sold separately from the fans. This will support up to nine of their products. To control the fans speeds you will need to plug the TT Sync Controller into PWM connectors on your motherboard. This controller will not allow you to use Thermaltake's software for the fans at all.
  12. Hello, Set fan 1 to your desired color and effect, then set the other fans to Copy Color effect. After that, hit the save button in the upper right corner and everything should synchronize. The 'RGB' tab you mentioned is actually the button for synchronizing your Thermaltake Products with Razer Chroma. The software really needs some sort of built in guide to explain things. There are a lot of nuances that aren't mentioned in any of their help videos either. Let me know if you need further assistance.
  13. You are using the five port controllers that daisy chain and connect to the motherboard via a 9pin USB 2.0 header, correct? Those should all have four dip switches on the back that need to be set so the controllers can each be assigned a number (ex: controller 1 and controller 2). Per this error, it seems they have not been set. The documentation with your products will tell you how to set the switches properly.
  14. I did a quick search on Google, and all I could find about their software and Linux was someone's GitHub project that appears to be their own software for controlling the fans. However I don't see support for the Riing Trio fans listed. The owner appears to be taking requests to add products, but there is no guarantee. https://github.com/chestm007/linux_thermaltake_riing Another member on the forum has written their own software as well, but I am unsure if it has Linux support. They are working on Riing Trio support, though. Thermaltake's support is terrible. Purchasing their products in the hopes that someone else's software will get you what you want may be a large gamble. You could try ordering off of Amazon, as they are usually great about returns. Then you can send things back if you can't get it working. Otherwise, I recommend looking elsewhere.
  15. According to this, one can control up to 120 addressable LEDs with a 5V header: https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1036380/ With 7 Riing Plus fans, you are at only 84 LEDs. So you are within their limits. I would suggest you use something to mark the fans currently behaving incorrectly (such as putting masking tape on the cable near the connector) and try swapping around fans on the ports to see if the behavior follows the fans or if it stays at the ports.
  16. 12V header is for analog (non-addressable) lighting, and thus will not be compatible with the TT Sync Controller. For the USB 2.0 connector, it sounds like they are saying it can provide you with enough bandwidth for two USB 2.0 ports to run at full speed. As far as I know, you just need the one connector and then you can daisy chain the rest of the controllers (up to 16 max). I would open up the case and actually look at the motherboard with a diagram and find the USB 2.0 connector and ensure it is a 9 pin header, before deciding what you need to purchase.
  17. Try setting each controller to its own profile, using profiles 2-5. It seems if a controller is on profile 1 and you hit save it gets replicated across controllers.
  18. How old is your motherboard? RGB headers are relatively new; especially the 5V variant that allows for addressable lights. Option 1 is out of the picture for you. The TT Sync controller requires a 5V motherboard header and does not use Thermaltake's software. For option 2: If you only have a single USB 2.0 header you could try finding an adapter/splitter cable. Or get an add-in PCI/PCIE card. Just ensure it has a USB 2.0 9 pin header and not just USB ports. The controller interfaces with your motherboard to get a temperature reading. It goes solely off of the CPU reading.
  19. You'd have to look at the specifications of your motherboard to figure out what each specific PWM connector is tied to. Most likely all of them would read sensors on the motherboard, but may there could be a case where it can read say directly from the CPU instead. But again, you'd have to check the documentation for your motherboard. You would have to compare the number of effects in the Thermaltake software vs. ASUS Auroa to say for sure. I'm sure there is a lot of overlap, and each probably have their unique ones as well. I haven't seen Trio fans sold individually, so you may have to contact Thermaltake to purchase just one.
  20. I believe they are both rated for 16.8 million colors and have all of the same available lighting effects in the software. However the trios look like they can be much brighter and the fins also illuminate more due to being a frosted white color instead of black like in the Riing Plus fans. So it sounds like the Trios are right for you. They also have Riing Duo fans that have a single light ring around the fan blade perimeter like the Riing Plus, but also has the 6 RGB light ring inside the fan hub. This gives you a total of 18 lights for the Riing Duo fans. The controllers that come with run off of a nine pin USB 2.0 header, not USB port. You can also daisy chain the controllers, so you need only one USB 2.0 header. The 3 fan pack does come with a controller meant to run the fans with Thermaltake's software. So if you wish to control the fans with your motherboard software you will need to purchase the TT Sync Controller separately. You either use the included five port controller or the TT Sync Controller; you do not use both at the same time. Also note that when using the TT Sync Controller to control the lights with your motherboard software, you will need to run PWM cables between the cable and your motherboard so that the BIOS can control the speed of the fans, as you will not be able to do it via software.
  21. Looks great. Glad everything worked out for you. Now all you need is their water RAM
  22. Do you mean you reboot your computer to fix the issue? If so, what you actually (and sadly) need to do is restart the TT RGB Plus software. Thermaltake claims that due to how USB is initialized when coming out of sleep mode, the controller and software are unable to reinitialize properly. Hopefully they update the program to automatically restart when waking from sleep. Thermaltake was also sending out cables for the controllers with some sort of resistor in them that was supposed to fix the issue. But I keep seeing complaints of this pop up so I'm not sure if they stopped it or if they no longer work. Shoot them an email requesting them and see what they can do.
  23. Video of the finished product?
  24. The Riing Plus fans have a single light ring, consisting of 12 addressable RGB lights, around the perimeter of the fan blades. The Riing Trio fans have three light rings: one ring inside the fan blade hub that has 6 addressable RGB lights, a ring on the front of the fan that goes around the perimeter of the fan blades that has 12 addressable RGB lights, and another ring on the back side of the fan that has 12 addressable RGB lights. This totals you 30 addressable RGB lights on the Riing Trio fans. The Riing Trio fans may also have better performance ratings, but I haven't looked at that too closely. As far as their appearance; I don't own them Trio fans, so I can't accurately comment. I know that the product images for the RGB fans always look different than what I see in videos from consumers on youtube. I would say that what people capture in videos is closer than the product images you see.
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