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  1. noctua fans and airgoo led strip. airgoo strips are super cheap, and they come with magnetic and sticky backing, the addressable lights work great and you can daisy chan multiples together. if you want fancy lights actually IN your fans, they're not gonna be cheap, or the fans arent gonna be very good. 

    Noctua NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM, High Performance Cooling Fan, 4-Pin, 1700 RPM (120mm, Grey) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CG2PGY6/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_i_MxiSEb23JTEPH

    PC RGB LED Strip Light, 2pcs DreamColor Magnetic Addressable LED Strip Light for 5V 3pin ARGB LED headers, Compatible with ASUS Aura SYNC, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light Sync, with More LEDs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DPNNTHJ/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_i_gziSEbB41PNGD

    now the lights are $19 but I swear I bought them for $8

    still, 14 each for fans and 19 for 42 lights, puts you at a total of about $60, and the lights look fantastic and the fans are quieter and cool better than stock. also I reccomend mounting the fans on the back of the front mounts, you'll get much better airflow.

    I've since gone to liquid cooling and realized that I need a bigger case anyways, but for now, this works. still using the noctua fans and air goo lights though. 

     
  2. On 2/22/2020 at 5:53 PM, jujunet said:

    Hi cplpunishr,

    Did you figured out why it wouldn't work when you wired directly the RGB header to fan ? It seems that your mod is same thing with the jumpers. Other wirings from fan 1 to 2 and 3 are going through the pcb tracks. It may be similar to my cable plan. Bad news for tacho, I will cable directly with sata 12v.

    yeah, i just skipped a reboot.

    you need to plug everything in, then reboot.

     

    but yeah, im just using the board for it's connectors

     

     

  3. 18 minutes ago, todd200 said:

    Awesome work! Is it possible to get some more pics of the mods so those of us less electrically astute could do it with the least likelihood of frying something?

    literally remove everything else from the board. I'm sure there are more elegant solutions, but I am honestly over it. 

    I got more than a little frustrated with the while thing, because argb circuitry is honestly really simple, and i think tt overcomplicated their circuitry. 

    the ic's are great if you dont have a header on your board, but they interfere with the data line if you're trying to do anything with the mobo. 

    you can honestly cut the resistors and ic's off with pliers if you want, the only signals you are worried about are on the edge of the board and only go from one connector to the next in line. 

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  4. okay, so i gave it another look, and got it working, even though ive moved on and replaced the fans with noctua and added some airgoo led's

    what i've done now is taken the thermaltake "controller, and removed EVERYTHING from it except the connectors. i took every resistor, capacitor and the 2 IC's off the board. 

    i cut off the sata power connection  and rewired the 12v and gnd to a fan plug,

    i then soldered a jumper from the 5v pin of the mobo argb in header to the 5v pin on "fan 1" and the same with digital in to the dig in on "fan 1"

    now the fans get fan power, and the leds get argb 5v, dig in goes to dig in on fan 1, and daisy chains from there.

    works 

    sure tt is never gonna honor the warranty on it, but did anyone still believe that they ever would?

    also, i did verify that the "I" on the board is not a tach line, its actually ground for the 12v system.

    so there is no tach, the fans just spin at whatever speed the 12v sends them to.

    as in + and - instead of 12v and gnd.

    dunno why they did that, but yeah.

    also, in case you were wondering, both grounds are tied together on the board within the fans, so i would still recommend replacing those soon anyways.

     

     

    this isnt a perfect soloution, but it works wonderfully.

    tldr;
    remove everything from board
    jumper aRGB: 5v to fan 1: 5v
    jumper aRGB: Di to fan 1: Di
    connect 12v and - on "com 1" to a chassis fan header, or leave it if you feel like wasting a sata connection.
    restart your computer.

     

     

    p.s.: i know i hacked the board mod up, i was getting a little frustrated the other night.

     

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  5. okay, so i gave it another look, and got it working, even though ive moved on and replaced the fans with noctua and added some airgoo led's

    what i've done now is taken the thermaltake "controller, and removed EVERYTHING from it except the connectors. i took every resistor, capacitor and the 2 IC's off the board. 

    i cut off the sata power connection  and rewired the 12v and gnd to a fan plug,

    i then soldered a jumper from the 5v pin of the mobo argb in header to the 5v pin on "fan 1" and the same with digital in to the dig in on "fan 1"

    now the fans get fan power, and the leds get argb 5v, dig in goes to dig in on fan 1, and daisy chains from there.

    works 

    sure tt is never gonna honor the warranty on it, but did anyone still believe that they ever would?

    also, i did verify that the "I" on the board is not a tach line, its actually ground for the 12v system.

    so there is no tach, the fans just spin at whatever speed the 12v sends them to.

    as in + and - instead of 12v and gnd.

    dunno why they did that, but yeah.

    also, in case you were wondering, both grounds are tied together on the board within the fans, so i would still recommend replacing those soon anyways.

     

     

    this isnt a perfect soloution, but it works wonderfully.

    tldr;
    remove everything from board
    jumper aRGB: 5v to fan 1: 5v
    jumper aRGB: Di to fan 1: Di
    connect 12v and - on "com 1" to a chassis fan header, or leave it if you feel like wasting a sata connection.
    restart your computer.

     

     

    p.s.: i know i hacked the board mod up, i was getting a little frustrated the other night.

     

    20200221_154914.jpg

  6. okay, so i gave it another look, and yeah, i may have just not rebooted enough times.

    what i've done now is taken the thermaltake "controller, and removed EVERYTHING from it except the connectors. i took every resistor, capacitor and the 2 IC's off the board. 

    i cut off the sata power connection  and rewired the 12v and gnd to a fan plug,

    i then soldered a jumper from the 5v pin of the mobo argb in header to the 5v pin on "fan 1" and the same with digital in to the dig in on "fan 1"

    now the fans get fan power, and the leds get argb 5v, dig in goes to dig in on fan 1, and daisy chains from there.

    works 

    sure tt is never gonna honor the warranty on it, but did anyone still believe that they ever would?

    also, i did verify that the "I" on the board is not a tach line, its actually ground for the 12v system.

    so there is no tach, the fans just spin at whatever speed the 12v sends them to.

    as in + and - instead of 12v and gnd.

    dunno why they did that, but yeah.

    also, in case you were wondering, both grounds are tied together on the board within the fans, so i would still recommend replacing those soon anyways.

     

     

    this isnt a perfect soloution, but it works wonderfully.

    tldr;
    remove everything from board
    jumper aRGB: 5v to fan 1: 5v
    jumper aRGB: Di to fan 1: Di
    connect 12v and - on "com 1" to a chassis fan header, or leave it if you feel like wasting a sata connection.
    restart your computer.

     

     

    p.s.: i know i hacked the board mod up, i was getting a little frustrated the other night.

     

    20200221_154914.jpg

  7. OK, so...... its not the controller board.

    or at least not just the controller board.

    i just hacked into on of the fans, wired it directly to a connector for 5v, gnd and di on the mobo header (ignored the fan part for testing) purposes.

    still only got the first led to light up. synced and all, but...... still just 1 led.

    i've given up on these, and moved on.

    but i will continue to experiment with the fan and see if i can come up with something for you guys.

    untill then, i reccomend you all just go spend about 45 bucks on 3 noctua fans [nf-p12 redux 1700]

    and if you want argb spend another $14 on airgoo digital-rgb led strip kit [2xstrips of 21 for a total of 42 leds, daisy chain as many asa you want]

    thats what i did, and they look, sound, and work better than the tt fans; plus pwm speed control. grand total 56.59 usd

    and, btw, i'll never buy tt products again.... mostly because their total lack of support on this and other topics.

     

    links:

    https://www.amazon.com/Noctua-redux-1700-high-Performance-Award-Winning-Affordable/dp/B07CG2PGY6/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2KTBZFHBQAX5&keywords=nf-p12+redux-1700+pwm&qid=1582067931&sprefix=nf-p12%2Caps%2C155&sr=8-3

     

    https://www.amazon.com/Extended-Computer-Magnetic-Digital-RGB/dp/B07DPNNTHJ/ref=pd_bap_rp_3/145-5184626-6275342?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07DPNNTHJ&pd_rd_r=5317e717-4162-4d31-9ef2-c1069e750c5a&pd_rd_w=oQJVS&pd_rd_wg=Wi573&pf_rd_p=a4166a32-d246-48c0-bea1-77c1139b25b4&pf_rd_r=5BVV14QG04DHJ77FHFE7&psc=1&refRID=5BVV14QG04DHJ77FHFE7

     

  8. all looks good. this all aligns with what I've been considering. you just have to run these fans on dc because they arent pwm. I haven't had a chance to hook anything up on the bench though. 

     

    whoever gets to it first needs to report their results or findings, the tt community will accomplish what tt won't. 

  9. 8 hours ago, Bryan Phurrough said:

    CplPunishr & Tech Geek,

    Would either of you consider making a custom 6 pin male to 9 pin USB 2.0 female adapter?  I'd buy a half dozen or so myself.  I actually found something I think may work (link below) but I can only find it in the UK, I've only found one place that actually has one,  and they don't ship to the US.  I've asked them if they'd make an exception and await their response.

    https://madoffers.co.uk/products/rgb-pc-fan-adaptor-with-4-x-6pin-1-x-molex-1-x-aura

     

    adaptor.jpg

    I have considered it. I will ne experimenting with the fans and controller I ha e to see if I can get it to work on a test bench. I'll let you know what I come up with. I'm just not real certain what the best solution is. 

  10. 6 hours ago, jujunet said:

    Did you get this chassis or same controller card of other chassis to work with Asus X570 ? I tried many Asus Aura versions, with disabling lighting service (not physically removed) to get Aura working without all errors messages (stop working). No luck. I am now with Armoury Crate and no chance. This case won't work with Asus X570. It would be interesting if only one person who get it work can post here to see if it's possible !

    no, I'm pretty sure the controller that tt sends with these cases is faulty in design. I replaced the fans with noctua pwm fans and put a 42 led  argb strip in the case. everything works, proving that my mobo and the armory crate work flawlessly, and that I'm not a complete dunce. the issue is downstream of the 5v argb header, and upstream of the fans, which means it must be the controller....... right?

     

     

    also, I put the fans on the back of the mounts, and noticed a huge increase in airflow. the stock location is too close to the glass for them to draw any air into the blades. 

     

     

  11. 8 hours ago, Tech Geek said:

    I'm an electronics engineer, I wasn't aware that it was auto-sensing using any electrical property (such as resistance).  I think the LEDs are addressed via serial communication of some type.  The 120 value is the maximum Aura allows in that field.

    I think what occurs is an "address" is send down the data line with reference to ground followed by data which corresponds to color (3X8=24 bits R-G-B).  That's just a guess without getting an oscilloscope on the data line to see what's going on though.

      

    as an electronics technician, I can confirm that I think that's exactly it. I just didnt have the words after bedtime last night.  thank you. there is an auto sensing effect of some sort though, I've seen it detect 1, 21, and 42 LEDs after replacing the fans in my case with some argb strips and noctua fans, but I would still love tt to solve this issue for real. the auto sense function doesnt seem real reliable though, because i have had it read 120 when there were fewer and 1 when there were more leds in the system. you can also set the value manually. 

  12. 1 hour ago, Tech Geek said:

    That is weird.  If I'm looking at the right case you have 2 200mm ARGB fans.  I think there are only 9 LEDs on the perimeter of these fans.

    the default/max for the tuf boards is 120. so it just read a very high resistance on the signal line, and assigned the max value to the multiplexer. 

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