- Motherboard 12v RGB versus 5v aRGB
My son has bought himeself all the bits to build a gaming PC, from a list on PCPartsPicker. Turns out the RGB case and fan are 5v aRGB, but the motherboard only has headers for 12v RGB. Can anyone tell me if you can get some sort of PCI-e controller card that will convert a 12v RGB motherboard into a 5v aRGB one…?Posted 2 months agoCougarSubscriber
Something like this perhaps?
Check motherboard compatibility first, obvs.Posted 2 months ago
@PJay I looked at that card, but it only provides for more 12v connections.
@baboonz It’s got a mahoosive Noctua CPU cooler, the brown fan is a bit meh…
It didn’t explode when we turned it on, which was nice. Shame you can only control the RGB by pointing the remote through the side panel. The boy is happy though, which is all that matters!
Posted 2 months ago
@zilog6128 nope, the 5v connector wont go on the 12v header due to a blocked off pin socket. The aRGB stuff is just running solo without any motherboard sync. I’m going to try and track down one of those converters linked to earlier, but he’s up and running with solid green at the moment.Posted 2 months ago
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