Hi , i’m new here.
I’m building a PC with an Asrock X570 Creator, a Ryzen 9 3950x and 2 GPU.
I bought a NZXT H710i for the case and a NZXT Kraken X62 for the CPU cooling.
Everything fit ok in the case except that I’m missing a USB 2.0 header to connect the case ‘smart’ device (little black box near the top of the case). The device is supposed to control 3 sets of fans and 2 sets of RGB stripes.
The Asrock X570 Creator has only 1 USB 2.0 Header (9 pins) and I need to 2:
- one for the Kraken X62
- one for the CAM device
I could buy a 1-to-2 splitter like this one.
But my understanding is that its a special software from NZXT that is controlling these devices thru USB.
But since I plan to use multiple VMs at the same on this system I’m not sure it’s worth connecting these USB devices. Which VMs would have the software ? Can a Linux hypervisor controls these devices ?
So tl;dr: Do i really have to use these USB connections to have good cooling or can I just ignore them ?