you can still hook it up to the controller, however it only works on the "rgb" 4 pin side, NOT the 2+1 pin argb side. With the cooler master masterplus software, you can use both at the same time. however, when not using the software, you can only use argb or rgb. You may or may not know this, if you have the controller that has both argb & rgb ports, you don't have to hook them up to the spliiter. they can be wired to each port. just make sure the approriate rgb/argb are on compatiable ports. if you hook up argb fans/pump to the 4 pin, you will permanently damage the leds as they are 5 volts! 3pin ports - 5 volt, 4 pin ports 12 volt. reason not to use splitter for argb fan/pump. patterns are SYNCED. if you wire them to seperate ports, they are controlled independently (software only). if you configure the software to motherboard, unfortunately whether or not you use the splitter they are synced. something cooler master needs to fix.
The old lightening control software that previously came with the liquid ml240r & ml360r does not support has the aura plugin greyed out. remove the old software to download the new "cooler master masterplus" software. It looks the same except it NOW supports Aura Sync. the aura plugin is now working. to initialize the plug in, make sure asus aura is NOT running. if it is, when you click on initialize, it just goes on for a while to detect the aura devices. I have the asus rog strix b450-f and Asus ROG Terminal. After is says "connected" it will show which devices it found. then run aura sync (if so desired). Motherboard - My motherboard supports RGB only. The logo lights up (and assuming strips, although i don't have any plugged in at the moment). Rog Terminal - has four ports, however only the led of the terminal itself is detected and only lights up. Any argb devices whether fans and/or led strips do NOT light up. However, I am going to eventually try to see if it works with my asus gl 753ve laptop. It problebly doesn't as it uses Aura ROG Core, not aura sync. I'm gonna try it regardless. What I'm going to do is wire the usb from the cooler master argb controller to my laptop, with my desktop powering the device. If it controls the built in keyboard that would be great as no game nor 3rd party device supports the built in keyboard.