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LEDs in PCs... Thoughts?


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I am considering adding some LED lights to my PC. I have a window on the side that allows me to see in it and the purpose I got this case was because I had planned on adding lights in it. The case came with 1 LED red fan but it hardly lights anything in there up. I want a decent glow from it. I just don't want to look like one of those show offs who only builds a PC like this to be a douche lol

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I did this with one of my PCs and the draw/pull/attraction wore off within a few days. And if it's in your bedroom it might even keep you awake. A window without lights is fine for me and these days I don't even have a desktop PC, just my trusty Macbook.

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On 4/22/2017 at 8:04 PM, CrabApples said:

I am considering adding some LED lights to my PC. I have a window on the side that allows me to see in it and the purpose I got this case was because I had planned on adding lights in it. The case came with 1 LED red fan but it hardly lights anything in there up. I want a decent glow from it. I just don't want to look like one of those show offs who only builds a PC like this to be a douche lol

Just avoid things that look like this or anything worse than this:

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That is just OVERKILL! :/

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^^^^
That would actually be pretty useful for the next disco/rave we have planned B|

Agree that in general you shouldn't overdo it unless you can switch it off easily enough. I have a motherboard that glows and a graphics card that can flicker based on the GPU activity (and some other nifty settings) and while it's pretty cool during the day it can be a bit much at night when it's darker but at least it can be controlled via software. For showing off though (or taking somewhere and showing off your build/overclocking skills) I guess it does bring some extra attention your way.

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Before I busted my gaming PC (when I was moving) I had some color changing LED fans in it. I can't remember the specific brand and model I got because I was using a few different brands at the time but these ones allowed me to keep one color or switch between them like my keyboard. That was plenty for me. 

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  • 3 weeks later...

Thanks for all your feedback guys. After doing some reading I decided to just scrap the idea. I actually bought a new case that has a front open grid and I will use LED fans but that is it. The LED strips and things like that don't last long at all. Not worth it. 

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