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(Pocket-lint) If you’ve ever built or been in the process of building a gaming PC, you’ve probably discovered a love for RGB lighting. You may also have decided that you don’t have enough and want more, or that you just want to know the easiest way to spruce up your case in the first place.
Fortunately, there are several ways to add RGB lighting to your gaming PC, some of which are very easy. So we are here to help you.
Lian Li Unifans
RGB fans seem like a great way to add lighting to your computer case and might be the most obvious choice.
Why is Nvidia’s DLSS technology ideal for increasing performance and efficiency?
However, adding RGB fans to your case can get complicated quickly. Each fan usually has two cables – one for power and one for controlling RGB lighting. If you have 10 fans in your case, that means you have 20 cables to run and plug somewhere.
Unifans Lian Li is different. It is very easy to connect because it uses a smart daisy chain system where you can connect up to four fans together using a simple clip system. So there is only one set of two cables per set of fans.
Each triple pack comes with a mini controller. This controller powers the fans and RGB lighting for a total of 16 fans.
This system makes our Lian Li fan favorite and the easiest to install.
Lian Li Striper RGB Power Cables
If adding RGB fans, light strips, and other items to your computer case seems a bit daunting, but you still want something impressive, this might be the option for you.
Lian Li offers a number of RGB power cables. They are basically extension cables for the basic power connections of the motherboard and graphics card.
They plug into standard PSU cables and then connect to your components. You then have very interesting RGB effects that are relatively easy to install.
pirate light boards
If RGB fans are so flashy, how about those little light panels? Corsair’s iCue LC100 motherboards are basically small Nanoleaf bulbs inside your computer.
It is magnetic which makes it perfect for any bare metal parts that are currently boring in your case. Of course, you can not put magnets next to components that may damage them, but you can make the case more interesting.
Each panel has nine RGB LEDs scattered around and the panels can be expanded to a maximum of 18 panels. Even better, the design means you can also create 3D shapes in your case to make it really fun.
Corsair iCUE 5000T RGB Mid-Tower Bag
Forget about upgrading your status with RGB. Why not go all the way and buy an RGB box up front?
The Corsair iCUE 5000T gets you started on the right foot with multiple light strips that give you 160 controllable RGB LEDs on the front, roof and bottom panels.
Even if you don’t add RGB fans, as we did, you have eye-catching lighting as the foundation for your computer. In addition, the necessary controllers are already pre-installed, which facilitates installation.
It’s not cheap, but the quality is never the same.
XPG Turn on RGB
If you are looking to upgrade your computer, you always have the option of upgrading your RAM.
There are different types of RGB RAM models, so you can find excellent quality DDR4 and DDR5 memory that is fast, high capacity, and has RGB lighting.
RGB Lancer RAM from XPG is one such option with some very interesting features. This RAM looks great in your case and is a really easy way to add RGB if the idea of cables scares you.
Written by Adrian Wellings.