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how to connect akasa vegas rgb control card to MS-7917

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sergeant.Raven, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Sergeant.Raven

    Sergeant.Raven Thread Starter

    Jun 22, 2019
    im struggling to connect the control card to my motherboard simply because i dont know where to plug it to, and i cant find any tutorials online on how to do it, and the user manual was no help at all.

    i also bought the akasa vegas MBW magnetic led strips to go with it, but i dont know how to connect them as the control board has 4 pins and the strips have 5 holes (marked: + R G B and W) guessing the W is white, but i have no idea what the + is.

    i have connected the control board to the SATA port, but i dont know where to go from there.

    any help would be so much appriciated.


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    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
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    RAM: 16335 Mb
    Graphics Card: Radeon RX 590 Series, -1 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 465 GB (89 GB Free); D: 1863 GB (577 GB Free);
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    Last edited: Jun 22, 2019
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 28, 2005
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    Hi Sergeant.Raven, and welcome to TSG.

    The Akasa Vegas RGB PCI Slot Control Card (AK-RLD-02) is designed with a switch to select stand-alone or motherboard control. Your MS-7917 does not seem to have any LED lighting strip support and does not have any LED strip output header. You will need to operate the card in stand-alone mode.

    The Akasa Control Card is designed to operate LED strips with only red, green, and blue LEDs. The MBW magnetic led strips have red, green, and blue plus White LEDs. Your card should be able to light up only the red, green, and blue LEDs in the strips. The (+) lead in the strip is a common feed for all the colored LEDs and must tie to the + output pin on the card header.

    It sounds like you have the SATA power feed to the card figured out.
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