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Asus z270e and corsair h100i v2 setup

Hey guys here's what I have
Corsair 460x case
Intel 7700k
Gtx 1070
Asus z270e MB
Corsair h100i v2
Samsung evo 500gb SSD and a 2TB HD

This is my first build I have everything set up works fine but the connectors to the h100i v2 I have the power cable plugged in and the corsair led turns on but I can not figure out for the life of me where the cable with the 2 connectors plug in I know there suppose to plug in to some fan cables but I see no cables to plug in too. I looked it up and watch video on YouTube see a guy run the cable to the back and just plug it right in to the fan cables well I have none I looked everywhere even both of the manuels. So if you could please help me it would be much appreciated. If a picture would help let me know and I'll try to figure out how to upload one, thanks

I just been using it without it plugged in and it's been running at good temperature.
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    The 2 connectors on the h100i v2 are for the 2 fans. This is optional and you can leave that unplugged.

    If you connect the 2 radiator fans on that 2 connector plugs you mentioned, all the fans and the h100i v2 pump will run off of 1 header (CPU_FAN). This is not advisable as you'd either have that header running in PWM (or 100% DC mode if you are connecting this on a DC header). Basically, you want your pump to run at 100% while your rad fans run at varying speeds (unless you don't care about the noise and lifespan of the fans).

    An alternative and recommended setup would be like this:

    Connect the 2 radiator fans on the fan header/s of your motherboard (CPU_FAN and/or CPU_OPT), while your h100i v2 pump should be connected to your Asus MB's AIO_PUMP header. This is actually recommended by Asus (as per manual) as you are using the mobo's AIO_PUMP header (which, by default, runs the non-variable-speed h100i v2 pump at 100%) and the 2 fans connected to the CPU_FAN header running in PWM mode (variable speed based on temp readings).
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  2. Alright thanks that's actually how I had it set up as the recommended set up. I was really wondering why they weren't connected but I see what you mean now how they can plug in either way. My CPU and mother have been running at cool temps like 30-35C so I think it's good I was getting all worked up for nothing thinking it wasn't set up right. Thanks for the help I heard you can change the LEDs on the motherboard do you know how I can do that?
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  3. Baller321 said:
    Alright thanks that's actually how I had it set up as the recommended set up. I was really wondering why they weren't connected but I see what you mean now how they can plug in either way. My CPU and mother have been running at cool temps like 30-35C so I think it's good I was getting all worked up for nothing thinking it wasn't set up right. Thanks for the help I heard you can change the LEDs on the motherboard do you know how I can do that?


    You're welcome!

    To control the LEDs on your Asus Z270E, you need to install the Asus AURA Driver/Software.

    You can download it here: https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-Z270E-GAMING/HelpDesk_Download/

    Go to Driver & Tools, Select your OS (I suppose you're running Windows 10 64-bit), Go to Utilities and look for "Aura V1.04.29". It's about ~33MB.
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  4. Hey I just downloaded that file but I'm not sure where to go to after there's a lot different things on there.
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  5. After downloading, you should have the file Lighting_Control_10429.zip. Unzip/extract it to a folder of your choosing. Run Setup.exe in that folder and you should be able to follow the simple steps/instructions from there.
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  6. Alright I did that but it's stuck at 0% do I have to have the disc in that came with it I think that's why but I don't have a disc drive yet.
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  7. raisonjohn said:
    The 2 connectors on the h100i v2 are for the 2 fans. This is optional and you can leave that unplugged.

    If you connect the 2 radiator fans on that 2 connector plugs you mentioned, all the fans and the h100i v2 pump will run off of 1 header (CPU_FAN). This is not advisable as you'd either have that header running in PWM (or 100% DC mode if you are connecting this on a DC header). Basically, you want your pump to run at 100% while your rad fans run at varying speeds (unless you don't care about the noise and lifespan of the fans).

    An alternative and recommended setup would be like this:

    Connect the 2 radiator fans on the fan header/s of your motherboard (CPU_FAN and/or CPU_OPT), while your h100i v2 pump should be connected to your Asus MB's AIO_PUMP header. This is actually recommended by Asus (as per manual) as you are using the mobo's AIO_PUMP header (which, by default, runs the non-variable-speed h100i v2 pump at 100%) and the 2 fans connected to the CPU_FAN header running in PWM mode (variable speed based on temp readings).


    Thanks i did this but now my pc i making much noise it is the radiator fans i think any solutions?
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  8. You can set the PWM fan headers in Silent mode via Asus BIOS or set manually a certain fan curve for the fans to spin at a certain percentage/speed based on temperature you select so as to lessen the noise (due to high rpm).
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  9. Baller321 said:
    Alright thanks that's actually how I had it set up as the recommended set up. I was really wondering why they weren't connected but I see what you mean now how they can plug in either way. My CPU and mother have been running at cool temps like 30-35C so I think it's good I was getting all worked up for nothing thinking it wasn't set up right. Thanks for the help I heard you can change the LEDs on the motherboard do you know how I can do that?


    You did the ASUS recommended setup? with fans to CPU_FAN and CPU_OPT and the pump to the pump header??
    I've got the ASUS Rog strix x99, h100i v2 cooler.. and have the same doubts
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  10. I'm having issues with this too. I've set up as mentioned above. Aio to Aio fab header. Then running the radiator fans to Cpu_fan and Opt_cpu headers. My temperature rises very rapidly in bios any idea why and how to fix this issue?
    Reply to cicejust
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