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#1
Hi people.

As the title says, would you buy RGB Fans for your PC?

I am Rebuilding my PC

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RGB fans are nice but for me it's like if i had a second Christmas tree at home, i am undecided whether to buy it or not.


I will be very grateful for any advice/suggestion
 

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#2
Clear side panel??

Just get standard fixed colour LED fans to match the theme of your hardware, white, red, blue etc etc...
 

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#3
Clear side panel??

Just get standard fixed colour LED fans to match the theme of your hardware, white, red, blue etc etc...
It is Tempered Glass, you are right fixed colour would be a better option
 
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#4
I recently spent £70 on Corsair RGB fans, two 140's with a LED control thingy and a 120 for the rear. They look really good and I can choose the colour depending on what mood I'm in. They are also a LOT brighter and "fuller" than most fans with only 4 LEDs in them. It was a lot of money on... fans... but I do really like the way they look. Since my PC is on my desk, it's in plain view all the time I want it to look cool too :'D

Most of the time I have all the fans on fixed red to suit my AMD theme, but it's cool knowing they have some animations and/or other colours too. Just my thoughts :D
 

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Single color here. Blue. It just ties in with my hardware. Mouse and keyboard. Sometimes I tie my mobo lights with my aio which is white but that's it. Max 2 colors. All 4 case fans and Aio fans are blue Corsair ML and Sp's.
 

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I guess i will buy the old fans i used for a long time Enermax T.B. Vegas Duo i really loved them

Those here:
 

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#7
I guess i will buy the old fans i used for a long time Enermax T.B. Vegas Duo i really loved them

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your decision really, ive always prefered corsair ML fans...

If you wanted more lighting you can always go for Cooler Master Universal LED strips -- they are available in RGB and single colour variants. Ive got a pair of white strips that throw a little light just to be classy while not bright enough to keep me awake if im trying to sleep.
 
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With a case like that, it deserves some lighting. I prefer subtle, something pleasant to look at but not loud. Pick a color scheme, or choose customizable RGB ($)
 
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I always use colour as a tool , my fans are in teams and come on at different temperatures so if a fans lit i know within 10 degrees what temp the cooling loop is at ,just looking at it.
 
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#11
The way I see it, theres no reason NOT to get RGB fans unless you want to go the dead quite route. Then why buy the more expensive fans at that point?

With RGB fans you can make them any color you want, you can make them do different animations, and when you get tired of a color, you just change it. No need to buy new fans to match a new color scheme.

RGB gets a lot of hate for really no reason.

EDIT: and personally, I have a theme with my computer for certain times of the year/holidays. Oct/Nov will be orange, December its a mix of red, white, and green. Some of it's static, some fans alternate between red and green every few seconds. AIO is a static white. Ram switches between white and green.

Keyboard is animated with red, white, and green and has the look of the old style christmas lights.

 
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#12
Hi people.

As the title says, would you buy RGB Fans for your PC?

I am Rebuilding my PC

View attachment 112014

RGB fans are nice but for me it's like if i had a second Christmas tree at home, i am undecided whether to buy it or not.


I will be very grateful for any advice/suggestion
Get this

https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categ...INK/CORSAIR-Lighting-Node-PRO/p/CL-9011109-WW

And put those strips out of direct line of sight. RGB is nice to have I think, but not when leds are shining directly at you or in a corner of your eyesight. Its distracting. But a gentle wave or color inside the case? Yeah, I've grown fond of it. Nice touch: with the PRO you can also put each strip on a temperature target color gradient, with 3 data points per strip. And separate per CPU and GPU, for example, and you can monitor temps by looking at the case.

Fans however also have a performance- and mostly silence aspect + you cannot hide them from direct line of sight. An RGB fan will stand out and usually doesn't perform as well as the best fans.
 

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With a case like that, it deserves some lighting.
That is exactly what i was thinking

This here:

They are cool and the brightness of the fans is adjustable
 
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#14
That is exactly what i was thinking

This here:

They are cool and the brightness of the fans is adjustable
And it has a diffuser, which is kinda must-have. In case you are looking at other fans as well.
 

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That is exactly what i was thinking

This here:

They are cool and the brightness of the fans is adjustable
That kicks it up a notch. Nice, complete with remote control. I wonder when there will be an Alexa skill for those :p
 

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I don't have a window, but I don't like light leaking out of the vents on my case so I would say No, but it isn't a big deal for me I have modified fans to remove LEDS before. If the fan was otherwise excellent and the price was right I'd just buy it and turn off the RGB one way or another.

I find it funny that enthusiasts want a quiet pc but don't mind having a light show coming out of it all the time. Me I am the opposite, I don't mind a hum and I hate the light show.
 
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The nice thing about RGB is being able to pick the exact color scheme you want. And with the right software you can turn it right off if you want.

The Corsair LL fans are pretty decent.
 
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The nice thing about RGB is being able to pick the exact color scheme you want. And with the right software you can turn it right off if you want.

The Corsair LL fans are pretty decent.
I like the HD series myself. Better color IMO.
 

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i use rgb fans coz the difference between rgb and non rgb just $1-$2 here, not the well known brands but with adding $2 for rgb, why not :p:D
 

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