So here I am, slowly putting together my first PC build list in about a decade. This requires numerous component choices to “do it right” and often I tally up little lists weighing pros and cons of any given component. Every time I do this, the presence or lack of RGB falls somewhere on that list.
My cat & I are the ones who will primarily see my PC build. Why should I worry about dressing it up any more than I’d worry about wearing sweatpants and a t-shirt when working from home? Yet still, it’s “a thing” for me.
Rationalizing an RGB keyboard is easy; I prefer to work, game and stream with the lights mostly off. But a water cooler?
pictured: EKWB’s EK-AIO 360 D-RGB
I mean, I don’t really need to see anything in my case when I’m on the PC, but on the same token I’ve picked out a case with not one, but TWO glass sides.
pictured: Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL
And if I’m going that far, maybe look into some sparkly RAM? Who doesn’t like sparkly RAM?
pictured: G.Skill F4-3600C16D-32GTRS Trident-Z-Royal
So down the rabbit hole one can go, dropping an extra $20 here and $30 there until there’s so much “unicorn vomit” that one might reasonably worry about summoning faeries if you press the wrong key combination.
Of course, then come the software packages. Every motherboard manufacturer has their own and some components and peripherals are more or less compatible. It’s been shown that running more than one of these can have a negative impact on system performance, so optimizing can be important.
So where do people here generally fall when it comes to lighting up their cases and desks?
- My God, it’s full of stars!
- Maybe a little
- WTH is wrong with you RGB people?
- Shitbonerz (requisite)