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Would you Buy RGB Fans?

Would you Buy RGB Fans?


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#26
I have Noctua fans in my case so you know I don't give a rat's arse about how pretty my fans look lol! :p

My personal approach is that a combination of air flow, noise/sound signature, and build quality are #1 for me. RGB isn't really my thing; but that's me. Any time I've done case lighting, I've preferred using LED strips or something similar so I'm not locked down to a particular fan simply because of how it looks.
 

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I have a passionate hatred for all things RGB! :laugh: Not many grown adults will look at a rainbow colored PC and think "hey, that's cool", some might, but to each their own. I prefer to focus on performance and have a fairly understated case.

UV lights and reactive fluid is pretty nice though imo.
 
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#28
Nothing says quality like brown & beige coloured Noctua fans or Gentle Typhoon's. A fan is a fan, if you want rgb lighting then stick an LED strip in the case. :p
Heck throw a cold cathode setup in there and you'll be ahead of the curve. :roll:
 

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Now i have a doubt.

The RGB fan hub supports just 6 fans but i need 7 fans can i use just 1 Controller for 2 fan hubs?

Screenshot_2018-12-06 Lian Li BR120 RGB PWM Lüfter 3er Pack + Controller, silber - 120 mm.jpg


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I have a passionate hatred for all things RGB! :laugh: Not many grown adults will look at a rainbow colored PC and think "hey, that's cool", some might, but to each their own. I prefer to focus on performance and have a fairly understated case.

UV lights and reactive fluid is pretty nice though imo.
It doesnt have to be rainbow. You can make them static colors.
 

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Now i have a doubt.

The RGB fan hub supports just 6 fans but i need 7 fans can i use just 1 Controller for 2 fan hubs?

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Hmm, that's a bit of a dilema :confused: You could probably get away with running two fans off one port (if you don't mind taking a chance on overloading it), but it's tricky without being able to find pre-made extention or splitter cables. If we knew what those 6 pin connectors were called it'd be easy to order some and crimp up a custom splitter, but without that the only way is to get the soldering iron out. Paralleling the fans is fine if you leave the rpm signal wire disconnected on 1 of the fans.

I guess the 'proper, non-bodge' option would be to get a hub with more fans, but I guess you already have the lian li hub.

It doesnt have to be rainbow. You can make them static colors.
Ya I know, I usually had static green set for this PC. I'd still be perfectly happy with no rgb functionality at all, UV lights & reactive fluid in a custom loop looks so much better imo. Just my personal preference.
 
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I have a passionate hatred for all things RGB! :laugh: Not many grown adults will look at a rainbow colored PC and think "hey, that's cool", some might, but to each their own. I prefer to focus on performance and have a fairly understated case.

UV lights and reactive fluid is pretty nice though imo.
RGB doesn't need to be a rainbow.
 

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My bad, i need 11 Fans:wtf:

An Hour ago i called Caseking.de and asked about it and the guy told me that it should work

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I guess the 'proper, non-bodge' option would be to get a hub with more fans, but I guess you already have the lian li hub.
I have not got it yet it will be available on 18.01.2019 and that is ok for me
 

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Nope, but then I've gotten classier in my old age and don't build computers for flash anymore. The two latest computers I've built for myself don't even have side windows.
 
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To my eyes, the reason you add lighting is to highlight the build quality and highlight the results of your work, focus on the technology. Builds flashing and muklticolored lighting 'screams "look at me" and not only takes away from that ... kinda like a 55 year old street walker. A little accent lighting looks sharp... just like a touch of makeup on a model. Accent lighting on the case, matched with same color minor highlights on components looks great ... seen to many MoBo, RAM, GFX, interior case, fan lighting. UV cables where everything is doing it's own thing ... and its pretty ugly ... again... to my eyes

My bad, i need 11 Fans:wtf:

An Hour ago i called Caseking.de and asked about it and the guy told me that it should worke

The RGB fan hub supports just 6 fans but i need 7 fans can i use just 1 Controller for 2 fan hubs?
How many rads ? ... and where ?

if one rad on bottom, have these 4 blowing in along with the 3 front, that makes 7 intakes. Options:

Assuming no 2nd rad, 3 top and 1 rear Exhaust works .... 1.5 x 4 = 6 < 7 OK
 
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How many rads ? ... and where ?
Just one in the front as shown in post #1 and the fans are going to be placed as shown in post #34

Nope, but then I've gotten classier in my old age and don't build computers for flash anymore. The two latest computers I've built for myself don't even have side windows.
The only reason i am doing this is because i think that case needs a little bit of light, the Lian Li 120mm Bora RBG i chose as i mentioned before the brightness can be turn down if it is too much and if i dont like i just turn the lights off
 
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Same here. One single color of a clear side panel. I’ve found white LED complements nearly any color scheme and provides bright illumination compared to red, blue, green, or purple, etc.
 
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I dunno, it would kinda look strange looking from the street if the light was red :D
I prefer a single color, depending on my mood, used to use blue, now I use white, no unnecesarry distractions during gameplay
 

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I've only purchased two fans with LEDs in the past - a couple of Thermaltake ones. They moved air like mad! Loved that they pushed air so well, even if they were blue LED fans. But that was back when I first started with PC gaming and I thought it would be fun to have a "glowing" case to light up the room. That was short lived....about 30 minutes after I had the system in use I regretted it. The fans worked well and I kept for them for a while....just wish they had the ability to turn of the LEDs. At the time, I was too lazy to try and remove them, so I just lived with it.

I haven't purchased anything that glows for my computer in years and I plan to keep it that way.

Now, if you enjoy RGB, by all means, go for it.

If you're on the fence about it, do something else first to try and emulate what it would be like with RGB fans in your case. For example, get a string of Christmas lights that can change colors, string them around your room and constantly have them on, randomly changing colors. If you like how that looks and it doesn't bother you, then maybe RGB is a good pick for your case. If it bugs the hell out of you, you won't be a fan of RGB.
 
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White is too stark for me. I've gone to a blue/teal combo in my case. With red on the CPU block for a touch of accent. The latest Asus BIOS broke communication between the Corsair ram and iCUE so my ram is now alternating between blue and teal, but at least it's not unicorn vomit.

Damn, that glass is reflective lol.



If you're on the fence about it, do something else first to try and emulate what it would be like with RGB fans in your case. For example, get a string of Christmas lights that can change colors, string them around your room and constantly have them on, randomly changing colors. If you like how that looks and it doesn't bother you, then maybe RGB is a good pick for your case. If it bugs the hell out of you, you won't be a fan of RGB.
Why does everyone think RGB instantly means gaudy disco lighting?
 

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#48

Knoxx29

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#50
Just one in the front as shown in post #1 and the fans are going to be placed as shown in post #34



The only reason i am doing this is because i think that case needs a little bit of light, the Lian Li 120mm Bora RBG i chose as i mentioned before the brightness can be turn down if it is too much and if i dont like i just turn the lights off
I am going to try and get six to nine for this lian li dynamic, with good rgb control , you can turn the brightness right down and sometimes adjust the saturation, it Can look pretty subtle and be less flashy.
 
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