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2023/09/23 11:47:35 (permalink)
I'm really excited about this upgrade. Corsair iCue-Link involves massively reducing the amount of cables to interconnect devices such as fans and AIO Coolers. Here you will see the wiring mess before the upgrade:
 

 
 

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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/09/23 11:48:16 (permalink)
    Now see the improvement: 
     
     

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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/09/23 11:48:46 (permalink)
    Almost finished state: 
     

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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/09/23 11:50:29 (permalink)
    I love the 'time warp' effect for the fans. This build is not finished. I need to straighten up and tie up cables, add two more fans, etc. I need to get the build ready to work so I can use the PC early tomorrow morning. 
     

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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/09/24 06:51:43 (permalink)
    OK today I have straightened all the cables and added two additional iCue-Link fans to the rear. I need one more fan but that is on backorder. 
     

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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/09/24 10:17:17 (permalink)
    This is the absolutely best way to reduce cable clutter especially if you have lots of fans. 

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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/09/25 12:16:26 (permalink)
    Nice. I've seen Jay do some videos on those, but was curious how it looked in a full build.
     
     

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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/09/27 00:12:47 (permalink)
    I had to cut all of the cable zip-ties again and I need to reorganize the cables but maybe it's best to use velcro ties.
     

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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/09/27 06:37:41 (permalink)
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    I had to cut all of the cable zip-ties again and I need to reorganize the cables but maybe it's best to use velcro ties.
     


     Velcro ties are very handy during the planning stages

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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/09/28 04:02:28 (permalink)
    Here is the result of my streamlining the cable management. Making everything tidy.
     


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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/09/28 09:37:44 (permalink)
     
    Did you have to replace all fans, AIO & maybe other items, besides the hubs; to use the new mono-cable system for fan/ pump power & aRGB?
     
    Looks like a nice system for those with glass on both sides of the case.
     
    Did it make a big impact on the glass side of the build?
     
    Did the cables seem long enough for a full tower sized case or best for mid-sized & smaller cases?

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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/09/30 01:11:16 (permalink)
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    Did you have to replace all fans, AIO & maybe other items, besides the hubs; to use the new mono-cable system for fan/ pump power & aRGB?
     
    Looks like a nice system for those with glass on both sides of the case.
     
    Did it make a big impact on the glass side of the build?
     
    Did the cables seem long enough for a full tower sized case or best for mid-sized & smaller cases?


    Yes I had to get the new Corsair AIO for iCue-Link and all new fans as well. The provided cables were more than enough for the length. In fact I probably bought too many cables. 

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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/10/03 16:45:10 (permalink)
     
    Man rjohnson11, you've really neated those cables up greatly !
    Spiffy .
    If I understand correctly, that is sort of a serial cable system
    from a fan controller hub to the fans ?
     
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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/10/03 23:35:11 (permalink)
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    Man rjohnson11, you've really neated those cables up greatly !
    Spiffy .
    If I understand correctly, that is sort of a serial cable system
    from a fan controller hub to the fans ?
     
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    Basically you daisy chain all the components together. Data and power are routed through all of the components. Each iCue-Link hub can handle 14 devices. 

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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/10/04 09:37:39 (permalink)
    OK everyone, time for a change:
     


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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/10/04 09:39:04 (permalink)

     
    Corsair Dominator Titanium DDR5 memory installed. 

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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/10/04 10:44:46 (permalink)
    Did you upgrade for better performance / benchmark results or to increase the total RAM?
     
    I like the led look better than the old RAM with the many small windows

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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/10/04 12:34:31 (permalink)
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    Did you upgrade for better performance / benchmark results or to increase the total RAM?
     
    I like the led look better than the old RAM with the many small windows


    I upgraded to EXPO ram (AMD) and that is a bit easier in the ASRock BIOs to set up. 

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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/10/12 05:29:06 (permalink)
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    Did you upgrade for better performance / benchmark results or to increase the total RAM?
     
    I like the led look better than the old RAM with the many small windows


    I have set up the ram for a slight EXPO overclock. The ram is 6000MHZ, but is now running at a very stable 6200MHZ. 

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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/10/12 05:32:52 (permalink)
    Final update for the iCue-Link build. 
    1. 3 QX120 fans in the front, 3 QX120 fans in the back, 3 QX120 fans at the top (AIO), 1 QX120 fan in the back. RGB fan lighting set for Time Warp in a counter-clockwise effect. This update adds additional fans to the back. This is the last part of my iCue-Link Corsair build. 



     
     


     

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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/10/12 06:22:02 (permalink)
    Nice looking rig RJ. 


     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/10/12 19:49:33 (permalink)
    Quite an improvement RJ, you did a nice job. I think they should have provided a way for owners of the old fans to use this system. Great looking system. 
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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/10/12 20:14:40 (permalink)
    How is the ASRock motherboard treating you? I haven't heard many first hand accounts of people using them. Skatterbencher had done some OC guides with the Intel Z Taichi boards and they seemed quite good.

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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/10/13 02:01:57 (permalink)
    It's a good motherboard and has never failed me in any way. 
     
    Today I will try and remove the cable guard. 

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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/10/13 06:43:56 (permalink)
    Today I worked on removing the cable guard which took some time to do. Had to remove the AIO, video card, and side fans to do this. However the results are really good so here is what I believe to be the final iCue-Link build:
     


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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/10/13 08:06:08 (permalink)
    VERY MUCH FAN, MANY AIR. lol that is pretty awesome, man.

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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/10/13 11:54:47 (permalink)
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    VERY MUCH FAN, MANY AIR. lol that is pretty awesome, man.


    Ten fans should be enough. LOL. 

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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/10/13 20:51:55 (permalink)
    Looking good RJ, it seems us older farts have been getting an itch as of late.

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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/10/14 03:18:30 (permalink)
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    Looking good RJ, it seems us older farts have been getting an itch as of late.


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    Re: Corsair iCue-Link upgrade in progress 2023/10/28 17:40:47 (permalink)
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    VERY MUCH FAN, MANY AIR. lol that is pretty awesome, man.


    Ten fans should be enough. LOL. 


    Mr. rjohnson11, I agree with Mr. BObaganoosh, you should get some kind of ventilation prize 
     
    P.S. Looks great !
     
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