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How do I add RGB to my case?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I just got a Fractal design meshify C. So I now have a side panel with a window. 

I want to add some white RGB strips but I do not know where to start. I've found a 5m led strip but I dont know how to power it. So now im considering the DEEPCOOL RGB 350, but would love some suggestions on how to get into this.

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6 minutes ago, gurshair said:

I just got a Fractal design meshify C. So I now have a side panel with a window. 

I want to add some white RGB strips but I do not know where to start. I've found a 5m led strip but I dont know how to power it. So now im considering the DEEPCOOL RGB 350, but would love some suggestions on how to get into this.

Like Mark said. 

 

RGB strips are powered trough the motherboard. Make sure you have an compatible header


Main PC:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 2700X | RAM:G Skill TridentZ RGB 2666 mhz (16Gb) 

Mobo:X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING | GPU: MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z

Case: Old Zalman Z11 Neo with NZXT hue+ | Storage: 128 GB ssd 1 Tb WD blue

Powersupply: Be Quiet straight Power 10 500 watt

 

 

Laptop:

CPU: Core I7 7700HQ | RAM: Samsung 2400 mhz (2x8  GB standard ram)

GPU: GTX 1050 2 GB (I sometimes this for gaming on the go)

Storage: 128 GB M.2 SSD from Kingston and a 1 TB Seagate Barracuda HDD

 

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Yeah you gotta make sure your motherboard has a 12v RGB header, and having a 5v ARGB header will let you use other RGB stuff.


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Current PC

CPU: AMD A8-6600k (@4.2Ghz)

GPU: GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX

Motherboard: GA-F2A78M-HD2 

RAM: 8gb Patriot DDR3-1600mhz

Storage: Samsung 830 EVO 120gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM 

PSU: SeaSonicM12II 620w (I wish I didn't buy this)

 Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB 

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP

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CPU: i7-8086k [✓]

Cooling: EVGA CLC 280 RGB [✓]

GPU: EVGA GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX [✓]

Mobo: GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO [✓]

RAM: XPG SPEXTRIX X41 2666mhz (Grey) [✓]

 Storage: T-Force Delta 250gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM [✓]

PSU: 650w+ and ranked well

Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White

Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB [✓]

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP [✓]

Extra: Sky blue front panel, sky blue cable extensions [✓]

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Phone: Huawei Mate 10 Lite (China steal my data???)

Dog: Irish Water Spaniel, Lucy, 9 years old (I didn't know what to write)

School Laptop: Acer Chromebook R11 ((less RAM than my phone)

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 hours ago, Arjan W said:

 

Like Mark said. 

 

RGB strips are powered trough the motherboard. Make sure you have an compatible header

 

4 hours ago, mxk. said:

Yeah you gotta make sure your motherboard has a 12v RGB header, and having a 5v ARGB header will let you use other RGB stuff.

I have a Z87 motherboard from 2014, I dont have RGB headers

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1 minute ago, gurshair said:

 

I have a Z87 motherboard from 2014, I dont have RGB headers

There's probably external cables that can be powered from Molex or a fan header or something, or even just from the wall.


PSU Tier List

 

  PCs and other things:

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Current PC

CPU: AMD A8-6600k (@4.2Ghz)

GPU: GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX

Motherboard: GA-F2A78M-HD2 

RAM: 8gb Patriot DDR3-1600mhz

Storage: Samsung 830 EVO 120gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM 

PSU: SeaSonicM12II 620w (I wish I didn't buy this)

 Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB 

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP

Spoiler

New PC (getting parts)

CPU: i7-8086k [✓]

Cooling: EVGA CLC 280 RGB [✓]

GPU: EVGA GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX [✓]

Mobo: GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO [✓]

RAM: XPG SPEXTRIX X41 2666mhz (Grey) [✓]

 Storage: T-Force Delta 250gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM [✓]

PSU: 650w+ and ranked well

Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White

Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB [✓]

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP [✓]

Extra: Sky blue front panel, sky blue cable extensions [✓]

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Other

Phone: Huawei Mate 10 Lite (China steal my data???)

Dog: Irish Water Spaniel, Lucy, 9 years old (I didn't know what to write)

School Laptop: Acer Chromebook R11 ((less RAM than my phone)

 

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