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RGB vs NO RGB  

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  1. 1. Should we build a complete RGB PC or a Minimal or No RGB PC

    • EXTREME RGB
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  • Poll closed on Aug 08, 2021 at 01:33 PM

Should i use a complete and extreme RGB (all components RGB) or should go for minimal RGB lightings (RAM, COOLER) also should i buy a RGB case or not as i heard it disturbs your gaming in a long term.

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This is totally subjective so it's up to whatever you like.

 

Any preference stated here will be down to the induvidual and will bare no relation to what you actually want.

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no rgb looks more classy, too much rgb can look really……… terrible?

 

Rgb control software is a huge PITA.

 

Lots of "newbies" seem to have issues with Rgb, connecting the wrong headers, shorting something in the process etc.

 

There are really no upsides to Rgb, other than kb/mouse, where it actual makes sense (for obvious  reasons???)

 

So my recommendation would be, get it only if you really want the "bling".

 

same goes for AIOs btw, they're barely ever needed, can cause a lot of issues  (including leakage) and people usually only buy them "because it looks cool" (it can, but most of them really dont)

 

 

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5 minutes ago, thenlan said:

Should i use a complete and extreme RGB (all components RGB) or should go for minimal RGB lightings (RAM, COOLER) also should i buy a RGB case or not as i heard it disturbs your gaming in a long term.

Personally i dont hate rgb though id only go for it if its not that much more expensive than the non rgb counterpart (10-20$ more than the non rgb counterpart)

 

Rgb will look good but also not be a money pit that forces you to downgrade important parts like cpu or gpu if rgb is done right

 

That is search for the cheapest but still decent non rgb counterpart that you can find, then search for an rgb counterpart that is not that much more expensive relative to the non rgb counterpart

 

So if you find non rgb ram for 70$ but theres rgb ram for 80$ then its reasonable, but if the rgb option were 90$+ then thats when it becomes unreasonable

 

Or if you find a non rgb case for 100$ but an rgb counterpart is 120$ then thats still somewhat reasonable, any more than 130 and it becomes unreasonable

 

Tbh its personal preference but to me that is the right way to do rgb, focus on specs first, then add the rgb bling afterwards

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1 minute ago, Mark Kaine said:

no rgb looks more classy, too much rgb can look really……… terrible?

Yes, this is why i absolutely hate disco ball rgb builds, esp with those ridicolous colour patterns that contrast way too much, even worse when its as bringt as the sun, even more worse its gonna cost a ton of money which means cutting down the important things such as cpu and gpu

4 minutes ago, Mark Kaine said:

same goes for AIOs btw, they're barely ever needed, can cause a lot of issues  (including leakage) and people usually only buy them "because it looks cool" (it can, but most of them really dont)

Another thing with rgb builds

 

ppl not overclocking but putting aios in their build purely for rgb, now this is also something i hate, why downgrade your cpu for some shitty aio that dont do crap unless you oc, even stupider most ppl go for 240mm, not even any better than a decent air cooler like fuma 2, if you really want an aio, get a 360mm, thats when it actually makes sense since not everyone wants a literal brick on the cpu socket

 

Liquid freezer 280 and 360 are good aios and those outperform a d15 whilst being quieter

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It's pretty subjective and Def upto you, i prefer/use non rgb FOR myself because i put my pc down under desk and it only has one fan (it's asrock deskmini a300)

 

IF you're going bang for your buck build then i have to say rgb is most likely no go, sure you technically can find a more or less similarly priced fan but the quality is pretty unlikely similar to non rgb counterpart

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31 minutes ago, Somerandomtechyboi said:

its gonna cost a ton of money

I mean in the end its just a money pit, yeah, 20$ here, 30 there, etc…

 

I only like Rgb when something builds something truly special and outstanding, but just a bunch of stock components combined with your average day pc case looks boring at best and really ugly/weird/cheap at worst lol.

 

 

And its not like i hate "tacky" stuff, some of my fav parts would look really odd / over the top for most people, im sure lol…

 

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Love these:

 

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(i have a thing for "open air" I guess…)

 

Some cards:

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Nice:

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kill me:

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(no offense, but… its sooo generic 👀)

 

 

So, yeah…

 

 

 

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28 minutes ago, Mark Kaine said:

I mean in the end its just a money pit, yeah, 20$ here, 30 there, etc…

 

I only like Rgb when something builds something truly special and outstanding, but just a bunch of stock components combined with your average day pc case looks boring at best and really ugly/weird/cheap at worst lol.

 

 

And its not like i hate "tacky" stuff, some of my fav parts would look really odd / over the top for most people, im sure lol…

 

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Love these:

 

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(i have a thing for "open air" I guess…)

 

Some cards:

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Nice:

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kill me:

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(no offense, but… its sooo generic 👀)

 

 

So, yeah…

 

 

 

Lol my testbench is open air

 

Currently an e8400 4.21ghz 1.28v with a g31m s2c aka a g31 on steroids by gigabyte, fsb is currently at 468 so rip all 43 and 41 series boards xD

 

The lighted blue fan is kinda annoying but i dont have another 92mm fan since i do want a dual fan config for better temps

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Behold my shitty testbench

 

Not sure if i have a binned e8400 or its just normal for its stepping or revision

 

Yea asthetics were thrown out the window here, literally cant go non rgb/lighted since most of these chinese coolers are "rgb

 

And yes im lazy af to put it in a case

Tbh im fine with single colour, if done right it will spruce up your build and make it look nice, it wont look that unique for most but itll make it look abit nicer

 

But rainbow puke multicolour is just generic asf and it makes my fking eyes bleed, even worse if it has extreme contrast between the colours

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Keyboard and mouse are the only RGB I have. I tend to turn it off on the mouse, but the backlight is nice on the keyboard.

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And the red LEDs that lights up in Radeon on the GPU. I'm still undecided if I'm going to just disconnect those LEDs.

I'm not actually trying to be as grumpy as it seems.

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5 hours ago, thenlan said:

Should i use a complete and extreme RGB (all components RGB) or should go for minimal RGB lightings (RAM, COOLER) also should i buy a RGB case or not as i heard it disturbs your gaming in a long term.

 

Presuming one doesnt have a preference it really comes down to budget in my opinion.

 

Since lighting is easily turned off there is no reason it should interfere with actual use. However, at all but high-end budgets the added cost can impact component cost and thus eventual performance.

 

In some cases high quality components are not available with lighting so one might have to trade quality or performance for lighting.

 

Another consideration is noise levels. Of necessity a heavily lit build will have a fair bit of clear paneling. Generally sound dampening panels are not clear.

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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