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Wannabe Geek


#269719 4-Apr-2020 14:23
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Hi All,

 

So firstly I'm completely new to gaming and recently acquired a Antec 902 gaming PC which I know is at least 20 years old but I love the look of the case.

 

I like the subtle Blue LED look but am now wanting to change the look with a RGB setup,  I have looked on line Youtube Google etc but can't find anything on a Antec 902 or understand the terms that are used with headers, pin types etc (Again I'm out of my league with PC RGB'S and the tech)

 

What would be the easiest to achieve this?  Replace the 4 fans and add RGB strips with a controller box?(they are only Blue) however I have heard that then the Antec auto fan controller won't work if I change the fans

 

Or should I just upgrade my case and get my current setup installed,

 

My motherboard is follows for possible RGB setup

 

Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd.
Model B250M-D3H-CF (U3E1)
Version x.x
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model Kaby Lake
Chipset Revision 05
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model B250

 

I have a F@ 600W PSU if that helps at all,

 

I only use one of the front USB's if that's import on the case,

 

 

 

Tanks in advance for helping a newbie


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  #2454450 4-Apr-2020 15:15
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sorry to burst your bubble but its only 11 years old :)

 

buy some RGB Fans, some RGB strip and a RGB fan controller that will work off a motherboard USB header and you should be good to go. will allow auto control of the fan speed and also LED control

 

Fan and LED Controller:

 

https://www.computerlounge.co.nz/shop/components/cooling/accessories/corsair-commander-pro

 

LED Strips

 

https://www.computerlounge.co.nz/shop/components/cases/lighting/corsair-addressable-rgb-led-lighting-pro-expansion-kit

 

Fans, heaps to choose from just find some you like the look of and will work with the hub

 

https://www.computerlounge.co.nz/shop/components/cooling/fans#!categoryId=272&page=1&q=&scid=-1&isListMode=true&Filters%5B0%5D.Key=Sort&Filters%5B0%5D.Value=1




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Wannabe Geek


#2454462 4-Apr-2020 15:39
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Thanks for the fast simple advice and links, I'll be upgrading after the lockdown,

 

The front dust filters are a pain to get out to clean, any chance you have a quick link or tip to get them out?

 

Thanks again for helping out this newb


 
 
 
 




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Wannabe Geek


  #2454469 4-Apr-2020 15:53
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You mentioned a hub, is the following kind what I need or does the controller in your first link do the same?

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/CHSCLM0520/Cooler-Master-ARGB--PWM-HUB-1-to-6-Port

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  #2454625 4-Apr-2020 20:04
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just thinking about what i said, each RGB item needs its own connection to a hub, so 54 fans and 2 rgb strips would need 6 rgb headers, and you would also need 4 headers for the fan power and control.

 

that one you linked would work for what you want to put in the case, except you motherboard does not have a RGB header on it, so you would need some way of setting up the RGB lighting on it.

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/FANCLM9902/Cooler-Master-Addressable-RGB-LED-Controller

 

something like that may work, and you would output the ARGB signal to the 1-6 port hub and it should output all the rgb signals to the fans/strips.




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Wannabe Geek


  #2454637 4-Apr-2020 20:55
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Thanks for all your help, it may better if I pay someone to do it or I buy a new case which I really don't want to do as I love the look of the 902

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