What type of rgb strips can i put into my asrock b350 fatal1ty gaming k4?

I have been researching on what rgb strips can I use on my motherboard, the motherboard comes with 2 rgb headers, one called amd led header which is for the rgb on the wraith cooler for amd, and another one just called rgb header, they both look exactly the same.

I was planning on buying https://www.amazon.com/Phanteks-Multi-Color-Strips-Upgrade-PH-LEDKT-M1/dp/B00M0R2OTG/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_t/ but I have no idea of that one will work.

Does anyone here have any experience regarding using rgb on their asrock board?
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  1. it will work but then you need splitter something like this
    https://www.lightingever.com/media/wysiwyg/install-multiple-12v-rgb-led-strip.jpg
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  2. i have the phanteks strips

    fantastic leds covered in a real thick silicone/rubber

    i needed a phanteks aura adapter to use it on my board

    was only a couple of pounds for the adapter
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  3. nah you dont need all that stuff

    just this

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/phanteks-rgb-led-adapter-cable-ca-057-pt.html

    thats all i needed for my asus board to work the strips
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  4. mcnumpty23 said:
    nah you dont need all that stuff

    just this

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/phanteks-rgb-led-adapter-cable-ca-057-pt.html

    thats all i needed for my asus board to work the strips


    yea nice find
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  5. and if you happen to have a phanteks case with the built in leds

    it can also sync the built in leds to the strip as well

    so my case leds my led strip and my motherboard leds

    all do exactly the same colour/pattern at the same time

    on an enthoo luxe case
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  6. and if got a mid size or full tower

    its only another fiver for the 2m strip compared to the 1m one

    2m goes right round 4 sides of my enthoo luxe as a rough guide
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  7. nitinvaid20 said:
    mcnumpty23 said:
    nah you dont need all that stuff

    just this

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/phanteks-rgb-led-adapter-cable-ca-057-pt.html

    thats all i needed for my asus board to work the strips


    yea nice find


    thanks

    have used those ones you linked in the past as dirt cheap on ebay

    this is easier/tidier--no external power needed or controller etc

    and way better quality it really is coated in very thick silicone/rubber much thicker than the cheap so called waterproof ones on ebay
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  8. Wait, so I only need the adapter? I mean I have an asrock motherboard with 1 amd led header and 1 rgb header. Why would an adapter made for asus work? I dont see any mention of asus on my manual which is for asrock motherboard. Im confused.
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  9. Mytrenet said:
    Wait, so I only need the adapter? I mean I have an asrock motherboard with 1 amd led header and 1 rgb header. Why would an adapter made for asus work? I dont see any mention of asus on my manual which is for asrock motherboard. Im confused.


    it should work fine on an asrock board--its got same standard 4 pin led connector

    the 4 pin led motherboard connector is a standard type led connector

    the phanteks strip has a non standard connector--the adapter changes it to standard 4 pin

    originally the phanteks led strips were only aimed at owners of phanteks cases

    but guess when people saw how good they were --and motherboards started having 4 pin led connectors on them they

    decided to aim them at a bigger audience of buyers

    edited---thats why the phanteks adapter has 3 connectors not 2

    1 goes to motherboard

    1 goes to led strip

    and if you have a compatible phanteks case

    the 3rd goes to the built in leds to sync everything together
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  10. Are there any other rgb strips that are easy to connect to my adapter? my budget for an rgb strip is about 10$. And If I need an adapter for me is a no go. My main issue is that there are many rgb strips to buy , but everyone just says, asus aura, or stuff like that. I dont even know if the connector on the motherboard is an standard or not .
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  11. Mytrenet said:
    Are there any other rgb strips that are easy to connect to my adapter? my budget for an rgb strip is about 10$. And If I need an adapter for me is a no go. My main issue is that there are many rgb strips to buy , but everyone just says, asus aura, or stuff like that. I dont even know if the connector on the motherboard is an standard or not .


    is that us dollars?

    if so heres a phanteks twin strip set with the adapters included for near enough same price as your very first link--around 14 dollars--and yes its a standard 4 pin on the motherboard its just called different stuff by different board makers as each maker has their own software to control led strips--example aura--mystic light--etc

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811984008&cm_re=led_strip-_-11-984-008-_-Product
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  12. On a follow up, the phantek only has two rgb strips 60cm. Can I use a generic rgb strip 5050 12v? I think im going to buy one of those for like 5 dollars and use one header .
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  13. mcnumpty23 said:
    Mytrenet said:
    Are there any other rgb strips that are easy to connect to my adapter? my budget for an rgb strip is about 10$. And If I need an adapter for me is a no go. My main issue is that there are many rgb strips to buy , but everyone just says, asus aura, or stuff like that. I dont even know if the connector on the motherboard is an standard or not .


    is that us dollars?

    if so heres a phanteks twin strip set with the adapters included for near enough same price as your very first link--around 14 dollars--and yes its a standard 4 pin on the motherboard its just called different stuff by different board makers as each maker has their own software to control led strips--example aura--mystic light--etc

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811984008&cm_re=led_strip-_-11-984-008-_-Product


    Quick question, can I connect a 5v strip into the motherboard connector? even if its says up to 12v? will it damage the strip? or it will just mean that the rgb strip is not as bright as a 12v one??
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