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Will the RGB madness ever end?

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What's funny is it doesnt affect performance and you really arent paying a big premium to have them. A motherboard/ram/heatsink/aio/ssd performs exactly the same with or without leds.
I think you missed the point! The performance compromise being, a build based on a budget with a buyer opting for lesser performing parts to accommodate a bunch of rainbow screaming RGB additions. It happens but no biggie really, whatever makes them happy!

^^ "Tigger" we can't complain, even the Creator fancies some RGB
 
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I think you missed the point! The performance compromise being, a build based on a budget with a buyer opting for lesser performing parts to accommodate a bunch of rainbow screaming RGB additions. It happens but no biggie really, whatever makes them happy!
*reads the same thing...?

The discussion was parts that have them on board, not extra (right?), which, isnt much of a premium. Most mobos have them anyway, same with gpus. RAM is a bit more costly... same with an nvme with them on the heatsink.

Unless someone is buying discrete rgb led stuff, it wont affect the performance buy having to 'buy down' just get rgb leds.
 
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My main complaint with RGB is not RGB. It's that they are using it as a substitute for innovation elsewhere.

What's new about our product? Nothing really, but look at the pretty lights!

You can't tell me that hasn't happened. In a non-RGB world, that would have a new feature, something, anything other than those lights. But instead, R&D got the day off an I got christmas lights in my computer. Cool.
 
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I don't want the inside of my PC case to look like a gaudy Christmas Tree but I do like my blue led case fans.
Same here, but red.
 
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*reads the same thing...?

The discussion was parts that have them on board, not extra (right?), which, isnt much of a premium. Most mobos have them anyway, same with gpus. RAM is a bit more costly... same with an nvme with them on the heatsink.

Unless someone is buying discrete rgb led stuff, it wont affect the performance buy having to 'buy down' just get rgb leds.
lol nope, I was talking about flashing out with a full-on blend of RGB assortment (multiple RGB fans+connection hub, RGB coolers/AIOs, RGB GPUs, RGB SSDs and even premium RAM runners which can rob a budget build for around 10-20 quid although with current RAM prices not really of concern/etc). We can argue some of the above is achievable at a fraction of the cost but most likely these would be of poorer quality. Over at PcPartPicker, I sometimes see gaming build requests with some of the above rainbow circus functionality whilst maintaining a small budget or completed builds which could/should have secured more performance at the CPU/GPU level. But then again, we are seeing £60-£100 AIOs on builds where users have zero overclocking requirements, hence I guess the aesthetics are probably worth it for some! (not complaining, but personally leaning more towards 'performance' first)
 

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I have red strips in my case, to mach the k65 and scimitar but i would never go full on RGB madness. I would always try to by parts sans RGB if possible, if not, then i would disable/break the leds on the item if they were not settable at a single colour.
 
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I wonder how many people that claim to hate RGB have underglow and picnic table sized rear wings on their 1992 Honda Civic?
 
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I wonder how many people that claim to hate RGB have underglow and picnic table sized rear wings on their 1992 Honda Civic?
Those are very niche market things, I'm betting almost none. However, that humor was funny! I just don't think it works out like that..
 
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My main complaint with RGB is not RGB. It's that they are using it as a substitute for innovation elsewhere.

What's new about our product? Nothing really, but look at the pretty lights!

You can't tell me that hasn't happened. In a non-RGB world, that would have a new feature, something, anything other than those lights. But instead, R&D got the day off an I got christmas lights in my computer. Cool.
That's the first part of my issue with RGB. The second part is the "RGB tax": it's getting almost impossible to find high-end components that don't have this RGB s**ttiness built-in. I'm simply not willing to pay extra for something I don't want and will never use.
 
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The second part is the "RGB tax": it's getting almost impossible to find high-end components that don't have this RGB s**ttiness built-in.
You know that don't have to use it, right? Most items that have RGB need external power and input connections. If you don't connect them, they don't light up. For those items that have built in power and data connections, it can be turned off, sometimes semi-permanently(meaaning once you set it, it stays off until you change that setting). For those items that don't have either of those, well, the LED's can always be unplugged or disconnected. I have never seen something with LED lighting that can not be turned off or disabled one way or another.
 
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nope, I was talking about flashing out with a full-on blend of RGB assortment (multiple RGB fans+connection hub, RGB coolers/AIOs, RGB GPUs, RGB SSDs and even premium RAM runners which can rob a budget build for around 10-20 quid although with current RAM prices not really of concern/etc
ahh, yeah... the context was integrated. Hence my words. :)
 
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I have never seen something with LED lighting that can not be turned off or disabled one way or another.
I still haven't found the place in BIOS (MSI) to turn RGB in my mother board off and since I run Linux the only other option is to find the hidden power source and cut it. Black tape could be a less destructive way. :) Not a fan.
 
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I don't have RGB, but can you synchronize RGB lights on PC to music? I hope i'm not starting a trend here.
I've seen this. Not sure how it was done though. Kinda liked it.
 
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Well, if you can synchronize to music you can also do it in games. Imagine blowing up a big ammunition dump in a game, BOOM all the LEDS light-up synchronize to the explosion.
then you get epilepsy
 
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Well, if you can synchronize to music you can also do it in games. Imagine blowing up a big ammunition dump in a game, BOOM all the LEDS light-up synchronize to the explosion.
Well if your going for disco then that would be cool

Maybe something like this

 
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the end word of this thread should be : nope ... why? it is a mean to have any color you want without the hassle to seek for one specific color to accord all your lightning in your rig ...

and should stop at that :D

:toast: :lovetpu:
 
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Well, if you can synchronize to music you can also do it in games. Imagine blowing up a big ammunition dump in a game, BOOM all the LEDS light-up synchronize to the explosion.
Ambilight - Dutch invention from 16 years ago - does it for the actual image

And... oh look!

 
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I don't mind if RGB exists and is popular, but it does annoy me when it slims my own options. There are fewer plain motherboards than there used to be.

Conversely, I'm annoyed with Noctua on the other end too. I own one of their coolers and I appreciate the performance, but come on. I'm not against the color scheme in it's own right, but no computer parts match it except stuff from the 90s. If there were beige cases and green motherboards everywhere, I wouldn't mind.. but they're just being jerks for sticking to their guns to something that doesn't match 99.999999% of the market.
 
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