MSI MAG CORELIQUID 240R RGB to ASUS Mother Board

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So Im building a new PC and first time using liquid cooling. I purchased a MSI MAG CoreLiquid 240R cooler and installed it in my system. The motherboard is an ASUS AM$ TUF Gaming X570-Plus. The RGB connectors for the cooler do not match the RGB connectors for the motherboard. The cooler uses a 3 pin the motherboard as a 4 pin. What are my options to use the RGB on the cooler? Id rather not deal with the hassle of returning the cooler if I can help it as it was opened and installed already. Below are links to both items.

 

flobelix

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This board just offers limited RGB LED options. Both headers only support 4-pin (12v) RGB strips and not ARGB LEDs like used on the core liquid. You will need an external controller then.
 

keig42eb0614

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Aura Sync is a ARGB 5v connector, just make sure you only plug into this one, the other RGB is a 12V (Non Addressable), is the plug closer to the ATX 24 pin plug
 

flobelix

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Yes, indeed the board has an addressable rgb. The header is called ADD_GEN2

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