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post #6731 of 6753
Hi, I have a quick question. Please read all the way through to understand.

I'm trying to go RGB LED fans. I bought five Corsair RGB LED 140 mm fans, along with the Corsair Commander Pro and the Corsair Led Controller. I got everything plugged up and, with the loss of my CD drive 5.25 bay, and I'm only getting one out of five leds on the fans working. Now, I've been checking my hardware and I think it either might be a bad LED controller (Which I'll yell at Corsair and try to sell this somehow and install NZXT components instead) or it might be the PSU. Said PSU is an EVGA GS 550 Gold+. Any help would be appreciated on both fronts, because I am interested in upgrading my PSU.

Thanks again.
post #6732 of 6753
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Originally Posted by NubLock42 View Post

Hi, I have a quick question. Please read all the way through to understand.

I'm trying to go RGB LED fans. I bought five Corsair RGB LED 140 mm fans, along with the Corsair Commander Pro and the Corsair Led Controller. I got everything plugged up and, with the loss of my CD drive 5.25 bay, and I'm only getting one out of five leds on the fans working. Now, I've been checking my hardware and I think it either might be a bad LED controller (Which I'll yell at Corsair and try to sell this somehow and install NZXT components instead) or it might be the PSU. Said PSU is an EVGA GS 550 Gold+. Any help would be appreciated on both fronts, because I am interested in upgrading my PSU.

Thanks again.

 

The PSU is probably not the culprit. I mean, it's not like you're dramatically increasing the power consumption. You might be adding just a few watts. After all, they're just LEDs.

 

So, I seriously doubt that you need a new PSU.

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post #6733 of 6753
The EVGA SuperNova GS 550 is rather mediocre so wonder why you would pick it
As for LED fans dont bother and get some LED strips instead.
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post #6734 of 6753
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The EVGA SuperNova GS 550 is rather mediocre so wonder why you would pick it

 

This seems a bit harsh and very unnecessary. He didn't ask for this at all. What do you hope to accomplish by saying this to him? Do you want him to buy a new PSU to replace it? Or are you just hoping to make him feel stupid for buying it? Your comment "so I wonder why you would pick it" can easily be interpreted as, "You were very stupid for buying it." What if one of us recommended this PSU to him and what if we did so because it was the best one he could get within a tight budget? Also, do you think he came here to be judged for which PSU he bought? It's not like his PSU is a piece of garbage. It's just fine. Even if it were, it's very rude to say things this way. It implies that you think he's stupid and should know better.

 

So yeah, I think it's rather rude to make such comments and I'm honestly tired of seeing you make them. How is such a comment going to be helpful, especially when it has nothing to do with the question? Even if someone asked, "Hey, I bought this PSU, what do you think of it", it would still be rude to say "It's rather mediocre so I wonder why you would pick it".

 

Then almost to add insult to injury, he already has the fans and they're already installed yet you're telling him he should get rid of them and get LED strips instead. It seems he's already made up his mind about what he wants but he just needs some assistance getting them to work. So really, I don't expect him to appreciate your response very much. I know I wouldn't. All he came here for was help with getting his RGB fans to work and he just wants to know if the PSU is the culprit. As I told him, it's probably not the PSU (because it's not like it's an ultra-crappy PSU - it's just fine). I see no need to say anything about his choice of PSU because that's not what he's asking for. He just wants to get help making his other 4 RGB fans work. That's all he wants here.

 

Since this PSU is good enough that it's likely not the culprit, he should look at the LED controller. There's no need to say anything else, unless of course we can help him get the other 4 RGB fans to work.


Edited by TwoCables - 9/21/17 at 3:10am
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post #6735 of 6753
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Originally Posted by Smanci View Post

Does anyone have any information regarding the internals of a Thermaltake PSU supplied with their Element Q case? Probably junk but how junk?

 

and just so you're not feeling ignored here while we're bickering at each other, I don't know the answer. Sorry. I would assume the same thing you're assuming though: I would bet it's absolute junk to be avoided at all costs (especially considering how old it is combined with the fact that it's a Thermaltake PSU). Corsair's SF Series PSUs are very solid, so if you need an SFX PSU then you can buy one of those knowing they're very safe to use.


Edited by TwoCables - 9/21/17 at 3:16am
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post #6736 of 6753
I was new to building my computer and this was what was recommended from a few friends as this one was fading off the market for the mass production of the G2 version.
post #6737 of 6753
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I was new to building my computer and this was what was recommended from a few friends as this one was fading off the market for the mass production of the G2 version.

 

You don't have to defend your choice or reasoning for why you chose it. No one should be saying anything about it anyway.

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post #6738 of 6753
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

This seems a bit harsh and very unnecessary. He didn't ask for this at all. What do you hope to accomplish by saying this to him? Do you want him to buy a new PSU to replace it? Or are you just hoping to make him feel stupid for buying it? Your comment "so I wonder why you would pick it" can easily be interpreted as, "You were very stupid for buying it." What if one of us recommended this PSU to him and what if we did so because it was the best one he could get within a tight budget? Also, do you think he came here to be judged for which PSU he bought? It's not like his PSU is a piece of garbage. It's just fine. Even if it were, it's very rude to say things this way. It implies that you think he's stupid and should know better.

So yeah, I think it's rather rude to make such comments and I'm honestly tired of seeing you make them. How is such a comment going to be helpful, especially when it has nothing to do with the question? Even if someone asked, "Hey, I bought this PSU, what do you think of it", it would still be rude to say "It's rather mediocre so I wonder why you would pick it".

Then almost to add insult to injury, he already has the fans and they're already installed yet you're telling him he should get rid of them and get LED strips instead. It seems he's already made up his mind about what he wants but he just needs some assistance getting them to work. So really, I don't expect him to appreciate your response very much. I know I wouldn't. All he came here for was help with getting his RGB fans to work and he just wants to know if the PSU is the culprit. As I told him, it's probably not the PSU (because it's not like it's an ultra-crappy PSU - it's just fine). I see no need to say anything about his choice of PSU because that's not what he's asking for. He just wants to get help making his other 4 RGB fans work. That's all he wants here.

Since this PSU is good enough that it's likely not the culprit, he should look at the LED controller. There's no need to say anything else, unless of course we can help him get the other 4 RGB fans to work.
Thank you for you help, friend. The culprit was the LED controller, so I'm going NZXT and see if this company's LED controller is better.
post #6739 of 6753
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Originally Posted by NubLock42 View Post


Thank you for you help, friend. The culprit was the LED controller, so I'm going NZXT and see if this company's LED controller is better.

 

You're welcome! I kinda suspect you just had a defective one, but I don't blame you for not wanting to get another one after this experience.

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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
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Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
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Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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post #6740 of 6753
Can you point me to the right forum for LED controllers? I've been unsuccessful in any forums for troubleshooting LED RGB fans for any brand on any site, including the ones from the company's website. Does anyone have a brand which anyone likes the best between corsair an NZXT? I can't say anything bad about either one, so input from you guys is appreciated.redface.gif
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