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    RGB splitter - How will Aura detect devices connected to it ?

    Hi everyone,
    I posted this in the Strix boards section but got no reply so I moved it here.

    I'm planning to use 3 Cooler Master RGB fans and DeepCool Captain 240EX RGB AIO cooler (this cooler has RGB on the block and comes with a separate RGB led strip) with the ROG Strix Z370-E, all these are Aura Sync-compatible.

    So those are 5 RGB devices to connect to the board's RGB headers. However, there are only 2 normal RGB headers on the Strix Z370-E board, that means I will have to use 2 of these Cooler Master 1-3 RGB Splitter Cables in order to connect all those 5 devices to the board and control them with Aura. The 3 fans will be connected to RGB header #1 using one spliter, the AIO cooler's block and RGB strip wil be connected to RGB header #2 using another splitter.

    My question is: Will Aura detect devices connected to one spliter and RGB header as separate zones ? Or will it simply think they are just one RGB device/zone ? (As with the above set up, will the 3 fans be detected as 3 separate zones ?). And if Aura should detect them as one RGB device/zone, does that mean there's no way to set them to have their own color ?

    Thanks in advance.

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    One Zone per header. The RGB realm has just begun to delve into addressable devices and some MOBOs have addressable headers. The MOBOs LEDs are zoned, the GPUs LEDs are zoned, USB devices are mostly zoned, an RGB strip and fan is a dumb device that just takes 12V and varying intensities of R, G and B signals to do their thing, No fancy communications going on there. Everything on any given header will behave in exactly the same manner.

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