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What are some cool things to put in your PC?

34 minutes ago, Bleedingyamato said:

Can you be more specific in what ways it's better?

You have more control over individual lights and sections, and tons color options with a nice software. The lighting control box itself also looks really cool.

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42 minutes ago, Bleedingyamato said:

Can you be more specific in what ways it's better?

Software control. Also you can make cool patterns or have the lighting react to things like CPU temperature :)

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Cold Cathode Tubes. Depending on how you use them, they can look better than LEDs. Less flexible but more even lighting.

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What about an external DAC for better audio? Assuming you have a good set of headphones.

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On the "uncommon" side, I love Zalman's multimeter front panel. Then again, people are switching to 5.25-less cases, so nowhere to put them...

However, for non-overclockers knowing the power draw of a component alone may not be all that useful.

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31 minutes ago, 1Reshiram12 said:

You have more control over individual lights and sections, and tons color options with a nice software. The lighting control box itself also looks really cool.

Can you control it with a remote or buttons accessible without opening the case?

 

It seems like something I might be interested in but I'd prefer not to rely on software to turn the LEDs on/off of adjust options like brightness of color.  

 

20 minutes ago, 4ndrew said:

Software control. Also you can make cool patterns or have the lighting react to things like CPU temperature :)

Does it have hardware control?

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6 minutes ago, Bleedingyamato said:

Can you control it with a remote or buttons accessible without opening the case?

 

It seems like something I might be interested in but I'd prefer not to rely on software to turn the LEDs on/off of adjust options like brightness of color.  

 

Does it have hardware control?

The regular old hue (not hue+) has full hardware control, but I don't know why in the world you'd want it with that budget. It also doesn't have nearly as many lighting options, but it still has the full color spectrum.

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3 hours ago, Bleedingyamato said:

Can you be more specific in what ways it's better?

It has dual-channel illumination (40 LED's per channel),Cam software, and an audio visualizer. Check out this video for more info

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