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Will the RGB madness ever end?

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Whilst I'm not a fan but I can see why some things look ok with it. I'm more of a subtle type of guy, I like a gentle light around the hardware to show off what is in the case. All colours under the sun, meh, that's not really my thing at all but for those that do like it, let them go nuts :)

Maybe they'll try making you believe it adds FPS to your games or points on your benchmark scores... Just like when something says Gaming on it, must make it go faster.... :)
 

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And for every product that has RGB, there are 2-5+ (or more) that dont.... and on top of this, you have no actual need to buy anything with RGB if you dont like it. :roll:


It is a personal choice... and one that can be made without whining on public boards about your distaste for a current fad or similar. It was (almost) the same argument with red vs blue themes ten years ago... the argument never fades, but, the subject gets old and no amount of complaining will change anything or make manufacturers drop RGB from their designs.


RGB is here to stay and product flexibility - the colour you choose in this instance - is always a good thing.
Whining :laugh: your opinion means less than a ant fart to me.
 
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your opinion means less than a ant fart to me.
If you post opinions on public message boards, you have to expect alternative ideas - or even ideas that you dont agree with - this is why public areas usually arent the best places to air grievances of certain things or if youre easily offended.

And yes, I view most of the RGB complaints (on every board I read) as purely whining. Even reading this thread, its fairly obvious that the vast majority of people are aware they can turn off the RGB functions entirely... yet, still, people have to complain....


I could understand the complaints if it actually couldnt be turned off.. but, that simply is not the case, so the complaints are in essence, for nothing.
 
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I used to hate RGB, then I built a Threadripper workstation with RGB.

Now I love RGB. I mean turning it off FFS if you hate it, but having the options is always good.
 
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they can turn off the RGB functions entirely... yet, still, people have to complain....
Except I have leave the necessary utility installed if I want RGB to stay off otherwise as soon I uninstall the utility the RGB is turned back on.

Tried it with my MSI GeForce RTX 2060 since I don't see it from inside this case I'm using.
 
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A young relative of mine got a used gaming computer from eBay for Christmas, with the worst hardware, but it had tons of RGB. I was shocked when I heard what it cost. Facepalm.
 

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Keep things civil or thread won't be open for long. All opinions are valid, replying to someone just to tell them their opinion is wrong will get you kicked from the thread.

Personally I'm not a fan of RGB stuff, I prefer uv reactive fluids in a tidy water loop.. That said I can appreciate the more subtle themes and agree it's much easier to customize the lighting so it has it's place I suppose. I'm kinda curious what's next after the 'rgb everything' craze is over!
 
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Keep things civil or thread won't be open for long. All opinions are valid, replying to someone just to tell them their opinion is wrong will get you kicked from the thread.

Personally I'm not a fan of RGB stuff, I prefer uv reactive fluids in a tidy water loop.. That said I can appreciate the more subtle themes and agree it's much easier to customize the lighting so it has it's place I suppose. I'm kinda curious what's next after the 'rgb everything' craze is over!
I've just one motherboard that hits that UV spot.... DFI Lanparty... I loved that about the boards :D
 
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My guess is no..... Although I'm pretty glad the X570 Aorus master has much less RGB than the Previous X470 Flagship just in case I go with that board on my Ryzen 3000 build. I'm currently a bit iffy on the big a$$ Hero led on the X570 ROG Hero Board.

That being said my wife absolutely loves it but for me it's secondary to the performance of the product.
 
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Ill fight this to the death because not liking it is for lack of a better term, "retarded". Just because something is rgb doesnt mean you constantly have to have all the colors of the rainbow going at once (unless you want to). RGB has allowed people like myself to change the color scheme of my computer on a whim to any color that I so choose without having to buy new fans.

If you dont like the rgb aspect of it, dont buy into it. It's plain and simple. No one has said you have to buy it. You can easily get a fan that has no rgbs or just a solid color like blue or green. You even have the option of turning the rgb to OFF.

It's here to stay and people need to get used to it.
 
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The problem with the "just turn it off" is I don't want to pay for it ether. "So don't buy it" there is no boards without it, no high end ones. I just want a nice clean very overclockable board.

Been my complain from the start. I made a joke one time about a RGB chair. Guess what? they made one
 
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TL:DR

Nearly every part has either an on/off switch or an non rgb counterpart. So MEH!

That said, I've never thought about ranting about it.... though a spit in the bucket on the way by every once in a while isnt out of order. :p
 
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What an inflammatory thread. This is bait. I'm calling the cops. I'll show you! etc. etc.

I usually use LED's as mood lighting. I just wish the software was worth more than dirt. The music mode is almost always not perfect and is out of sync. The sooner there is a unified system the better, but unfortunately marketing keeps telling you their "ecosystem" is better and you have to use their broken software.

At least most external devices have on-board memory, so there's no need to run anything in the background.
 
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Why's it all of a sudden a rant if people don't like RGB are complaining about the ridiculous amounts of RGB components and peripherils? they cost more, look at RAM as an example, you can find similarly specc'd RAM with RGB that costs $20-$40 more and for what? you can turn them off, but you likely have to install some shitty bit of software to do so which not everyones likes doing, give the option of more expensive "pretty lights nom nom" or no RGB. And srsly, mouse mats, gaming chairs, fricken desks with RGB>???? grow the feck up, oooo I want to change my PC lighting cause i'm in a melancholy mood today, then I want to go bright cause I'm happy, marketed at the young generation who can't focus on anything for longer than a few minutes, and I have 3 children under 10 so believe me I know...

Guess that was a rant afterall :laugh:
 

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Why's it all of a sudden a rant if people don't like RGB are complaining about the ridiculous amounts of RGB components and peripherils? they cost more, look at RAM as an example, you can find similarly specc'd RAM with RGB that costs $20-$40 more and for what? you can turn them off, but you likely have to install some shitty bit of software to do so which not everyones likes doing, give the option of more expensive "pretty lights nom nom" or no RGB. And srsly, mouse mats, gaming chairs, fricken desks with RGB>???? grow the feck up, oooo I want to change my PC lighting cause i'm in a melancholy mood today, then I want to go bright cause I'm happy, marketed at the young generation who can't focus on anything for longer than a few minutes, and I have 3 children under 10 so believe me I know...

Guess that was a rant afterall :laugh:
We're the only pair "whining" about it it seems.
 
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I don't have anything RGB, mainly because my stuff is old. I see some setups and think wow does that look ridiculous, and I have seen some tastefully done. When I build a rig I'm sure it will have RGB, but I don't have to use all of it. I don't need my case to look like an acid trip gone wrong, or if I look at it the wrong way I'm going to hit the floor twitching.. but tasteful use of color accents in key locations is something I wouldn't mind. But the full on rainbow effect is not for me. I'm not into rainbows unless they are in the sky, or a bag of skittles.
 
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It's the consumer that decides what's right for them. If you don't like it, you don't buy it, simple right. Sometimes you don't get the choice you want, I had that plenty of times, but the manufacturers won't go after the vocal minority for obvious reasons.

Yeah, the rainbow preset has worn out it's welcome. It's everywhere, and you should get tired looking at it to be honest. I wouldn't blame anyone hating it.

Don't worry it'll pass, next time we'll have full customizeable screens instead of panels on cases, who knows. And after everything has been done, maybe there's gonna be complete 180, and go back to simple beige colored stuff or whatever.

I do prefer no lighting at all on older hardware though, it clashes too much with what it represents today.

I remember seeing that vintage PC with SLI Voodoo, and LED lights near that. My eyes did not believe what they saw.

Look at the time. I was supposed to study and here I am again. Stop summoning me. :D

Everyone good? Vented out? Chill? Good. Time to move on.
 
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to me RGBW (not RGB) is a mean to accord all the lighting to one color ... while very specific single color are hard to find (or no color well all color at once ... which is what White is ...) RGBW enable the mean to do so ...

it's not a trend nor a plague, it's actually useful when changing the point of view on it ... (and i used to find "RGB everywhere" ridiculous, until ... recently )

the LED strips and fan in my build are White LED only but for a keyboard and mouse it was harder to find in white ... it's either full rainbow (without control ) or fixed colors (and nope ... i don't like my desk to be "my little pony" themed ... ) my Keyboard has RGBW i set it on white only my mouse same,

white light is the best basic and sober mean to make a rig shine (no pun) without giving into excess imho :laugh:


It's the consumer that decides what's right for them. If you don't like it, you don't buy it, simple right.
EXACTLY!
 
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I think people miss the point that RGB can be just red, just yellow, just blue etc etc...
I've been lighting my cases since it was done with cold cathodes...
No more needing to buy more stuff when you get tired of the color scheme.
 
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Cooling DeepCool Gammaxx 200
Memory 8gigs Kingston 4x2gigs DDR2-800
Video Card(s) Zotac GT630 "Fermi" 2gb DDR3 128bits Synergy Edition
Storage Western Digital Green 7200rpm 1tb
Display(s) LG Flatron EW234 Super LED
Case HP Pavilion
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Thermaltake TR2 430w
Mouse Razer Abyssus Mirror Special Edition Blue LED
Keyboard Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Commander Red LED Backlighting Mechanical Keycaps Membrane Gaming Keyboard
Software Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits
My brother still has a Xblade case with multicolor fans so I guess he's now back in the game with his 1.2 gig Pentium.
 
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Memory 10Gb G.Skill mix
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Storage Intel 545S
Display(s) Hisense 55"
Case Fractal Design Meshify C TG, White
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Power Supply CM Silent Pro M2 850
Mouse Zowie EC2 Evo
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I think people miss the point that RGB can be just red, just yellow, just blue etc etc...
I've been lighting my cases since it was done with cold cathodes...
No more needing to buy more stuff when you get tired of the color scheme.
I kind of miss my lights, that's the one thing about RGB that I am looking forward to, just as accent lights, in a single color, and not all of them lol (colors or lights) :D

Still unsure on RGB fans.. probably not.. just because I'm fairly sure they don't move the kind of air that I am used to.

But maybe, because I am positive they will look ghetto with anything modern.. they look ghetto right now :rockout:
 
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System Name Small ATX Desktop
Processor Intel i5 8600K
Motherboard Asrock Z370 Taichi
Cooling Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU HSF, Arctic MonoPlus VGA HSF
Memory G-Skill TridentZ 2X8GB F4-3200C14D-16GTZ
Video Card(s) Zotac 1060 6GB Mini ZT-P10600A-10L
Storage Samsung 970 Pro 512GB NVMe, Phison E12 NVMe 1TB, 1xWD4005FZBX, 2xWD10EZEX
Display(s) Dell S3220DGF 32" 2560x1440 165Hz
Case Lian Li PC A05NB
Audio Device(s) Audiotechnica ATH M50X, Antlion Mod Mic 4, SYBA SD-CM-UAUD
Power Supply Seasonic SS-660XP2 660 Watt Platinum
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Keyboard Filco Majestouch II Ninja TKL
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Only hardware RGB thing I have is the Z370 Taichi motherboard and I have it turned off. I got a 2014 Naga Chroma as well that has that RGB stuff, also turned that off. Its not a big deal to me because I can turn it off. If I was forced to use RGB, I would be irritated, but since it can be disabled, it doesn't bother me. My case doesn't have a window but some red light from the diagnostic LED on the motherboard leaks out the vents, I can live with that.
 
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