Corsair Makes It Easy
With all the wiring, it might appear somewhat complex – but it’s not really. The lighting controller makes for an out of the way central location within your case to run all your fan RGB wiring, and the Node CORE controller will run up to 6.
The reason the connectors are numbered on the Node Core controller is so that as you program lighting effects in the Corsair iCue software, you can smoothly move the action from one fan to another based on their number, in sequence. This makes figuring out wiring far easier, as it does not matter where they are physically in your case. It’s easy to rearrange the ordering at the controller rather then within a more typical RGB daisy-chain that wire to the motherboard headers.
When it’s time to light them up, you can keep it simple with one of the many built in presets or get as complex as you want because the iCue software makes each fan addressable, and then each LED within each fan.