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    Asus Hero X question

    Ok guys just had a question. Am about to pull the trigger on the Hero X for my 8700k build. I do want to add some RGB fans from Corsair and will be buying the commander pro but had some questions about the 2.0 headers on the board. If i want my 2 USB 2.0 ports to work on my I/O i have to use 1 header. I also want to run a AIO which also ueses a 2.0 header. The corsair commander pro also ( i think ) uses a 2.0 header. Does this mean i will not be able to use the commander pro to control all the RGB fans from this board?

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    Pull the trigger the X Hero is a very nice board

    The Commander pro has two USB 2.0 sockets.

    For your front i/o USB 2.0 ports - connect that to socket USB910 on the X HERO
    Connect the Commander Pro to socket USB1112 on the X Hero
    Connect the AIO to the Commander Pro

    You may find this video helpful < https://www.corsair.com/us/en/commander-pro >

    My hero specs are in the drop down above my avatar
    Last edited by Delta9K; 06-07-2018 at 04:28 AM.
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    Crosshair VII (WiFi), 2700X, 32GB GSkill c14 @3200 , 960Pro 512, 860Evo 1TB, GTX1080ti, HX850, Celsius S36, Define R6, pg348q
    x470 Taichi, 2700X, 16GB GSkill c14 @3200, 960Evo 500, 860Evo 1TB, GTX1080, RM850x, Celsius S36, Define R6 usb-c, dell u3415w

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    Thanks for the reply, The AIO i will be using is the Evga 280 clc but this should still work going through the ComPro as its just for power right? Wow very nice setup you have..
    Quote Originally Posted by Delta9K View Post
    Pull the trigger the X Hero is a very nice board

    The Commander pro has two USB 2.0 sockets.

    For your front i/o USB 2.0 ports - connect that to socket USB910 on the X HERO
    Connect the Commander Pro to socket USB1112 on the X Hero
    Connect the AIO to the Commander Pro

    You may find this video helpful < https://www.corsair.com/us/en/commander-pro >

    My hero specs are in the drop down above my avatar

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    ROG Enthusiast Array EvolutionX PC Specs
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    Sound CardSoundblaster Z
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    Pretty close to the setup ill be doing it seems, going to be placing the order today I think.
    8700k
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    Define R6 blackout case
    Evga 1080Ti iCX - I already had
    Samsung Evo 960 M.2 500gb
    Corsair AX860i PSU - Already had
    Gskill 3200 16g 14-14-14-34
    Soundblaster z sound card - Not sure if I'll need it
    W10 Pro
    Quote Originally Posted by Delta9K View Post
    Pull the trigger the X Hero is a very nice board

    The Commander pro has two USB 2.0 sockets.

    For your front i/o USB 2.0 ports - connect that to socket USB910 on the X HERO
    Connect the Commander Pro to socket USB1112 on the X Hero
    Connect the AIO to the Commander Pro

    You may find this video helpful < https://www.corsair.com/us/en/commander-pro >

    My hero specs are in the drop down above my avatar

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvolutionX View Post
    Pretty close to the setup ill be doing it seems, going to be placing the order today I think.
    8700k
    Asus Hero X
    Define R6 blackout case
    Evga 1080Ti iCX - I already had
    Samsung Evo 960 M.2 500gb
    Corsair AX860i PSU - Already had
    Gskill 3200 16g 14-14-14-34
    Soundblaster z sound card - Not sure if I'll need it
    W10 Pro
    I always installed sound cards in my builds until I started using ROG boards.

    Unless you're a true audiophile, I wouldn't waste the money. The onboard sound is that good in my opinion.
    Intel i7 8700K@ 5.2GHz (Delidded)
    ASUS Maximus X Hero (Bios 1801)
    NZXT Kraken X42
    G.Skill TridentZ@ 4000MHz CL16 2x8GB
    SLI: 2x Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE@ 2025/2025MHz
    OS: Samsung 970 PRO 512GB NVMe M.2
    Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2
    Storage: 2x Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
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    EVGA SuperNova 1200 P2
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    ROG Enthusiast Array Delta9K PC Specs
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvolutionX View Post
    Thanks for the reply, The AIO i will be using is the Evga 280 clc but this should still work going through the ComPro as its just for power right? Wow very nice setup you have..
    Yes, it's just the USB header on the Commander Pro you are after for connecting your AIO
    Other systems in addition to the gaming rig in the profile specs:
    Crosshair VII (WiFi), 2700X, 32GB GSkill c14 @3200 , 960Pro 512, 860Evo 1TB, GTX1080ti, HX850, Celsius S36, Define R6, pg348q
    x470 Taichi, 2700X, 16GB GSkill c14 @3200, 960Evo 500, 860Evo 1TB, GTX1080, RM850x, Celsius S36, Define R6 usb-c, dell u3415w

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    ROG Enthusiast Array Delta9K PC Specs
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    MonitorASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvolutionX View Post
    Pretty close to the setup ill be doing it seems, going to be placing the order today I think.
    8700k
    Asus Hero X
    Define R6 blackout case
    Evga 1080Ti iCX - I already had
    Samsung Evo 960 M.2 500gb
    Corsair AX860i PSU - Already had
    Gskill 3200 16g 14-14-14-34
    Soundblaster z sound card - Not sure if I'll need it
    W10 Pro
    The Define R6 Blackout is nice and looks good. I had fun building in it. I hope you do too. Are you going to go with the alternative layout? I kinda like the way it comes default too. I was undecided about which way to go. I put my Ryzen in the Define R6 Blackout and I went with a Fractal AIO to sorta do a blackout theme and keep it pretty much Fractal. The GPU I had on hand is not blacked but it sorta works OK. Not sure I'll change it out now.

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    My Hero X 8700K is in a Corsair 500D

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    Last edited by Delta9K; 06-09-2018 at 08:29 AM.
    Other systems in addition to the gaming rig in the profile specs:
    Crosshair VII (WiFi), 2700X, 32GB GSkill c14 @3200 , 960Pro 512, 860Evo 1TB, GTX1080ti, HX850, Celsius S36, Define R6, pg348q
    x470 Taichi, 2700X, 16GB GSkill c14 @3200, 960Evo 500, 860Evo 1TB, GTX1080, RM850x, Celsius S36, Define R6 usb-c, dell u3415w

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