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AER RGB Fans w/ Kraken x62 w/ Hue+

Alrighty, so I'm super clueless when it comes to pc hardware, hopefully someone can help me out.
I want to pick up some AER RGB Fans from NZXT, alongside the Krakenx62 and HUE+ to sync the lighting.

(A video I was watching regarding installation of these components)

"Our motherboard only has 2, 2.0 usb headers but between our ports on the case, the NZXT x62 and HUE+ we actually need 3"

My motherboard is the MSI z270 m5, would this mean I have to get the external usb hub in order to run the components like the person in the vid?

Thanks.
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  1. well, you are going to spend a lot of money on crappy cooler.
    It is nice looking one, but complete crap when it comes to cooling for the price they ask.

    as for your question, your mother board has two internal USB 2.0 headers. it's enough to connect the HUE+ and Crappen X62. If for some reason you need the USB 2.0 on the front I/O panel of your case, you do need that internal USB hub like the one from NZXT
  2. n0ns3ns3 said:
    well, you are going to spend a lot of money on crappy cooler.
    It is nice looking one, but complete crap when it comes to cooling for the price they ask.

    as for your question, your mother board has two internal USB 2.0 headers. it's enough to connect the HUE+ and Crappen X62. If for some reason you need the USB 2.0 on the front I/O panel of your case, you do need that internal USB hub like the one from NZXT


    Thankyou for the reply, as I said, I'm pretty clueless when it comes to pc parts, is there an alternative cooler you would reccomend? Regards.
  3. Best answer
    Swiftech H220 X2 or Swiftech H220 X2 Prestige are much better coolers. (larger H240 models also available)
    The EK Predator is also very nice one if you can find one somewhere in stock as it is EOL due to the upcoming EK MLC
  4. n0ns3ns3 said:
    Swiftech H220 X2 or Swiftech H220 X2 Prestige are much better coolers. (larger H240 models also available)
    The EK Predator is also very nice one if you can find one somewhere in stock as it is EOL due to the upcoming EK MLC


    Thanks, I will go for the Swiftech H220 X2 Prestige then, so I should be fine regarding the USB issue with this cooler and some Corsair RGB fans for example?
  5. the cooler comes with really good fans that do not need to be replaced.
    How about RGB strips to illuminate the build ?
    the alphacool eislicht is awesome one, but for now no RGB https://www.alphacool.com/alphacool/de-eislicht
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