We know that for those who are more interested in aesthetics than functionality, RGB lighting might be a welcome addition to any build. And while there are many ways to add light to your computer case- through a fan grill, power supply shroud or even the motherboard itself- adding an AIO liquid cooling system can make integrating color changes into your build as easy as flipping a switch.
What is an RGB PC?
In digital displays, the primary colors are red, green, and blue. In our industry, it’s used to denote a computer or any component with multi-colored light capabilities; combined they provide even more visual impact than would be possible from only one hue. A properly set up RGB will make all the difference when you are working on your PC builds at home or anywhere else in the world!
What is ARGB vs RGB?
A type of LED lighting called addressable RGB, is a more sophisticated form of the traditional RGB light. Traditional RGB lights are only capable of being one solid color at any given time, and require cycling through predetermined colors to attain new hues, whereas ARGB LEDs can be programmed to pulse or breathe, flash, or even synchronize with sound patterns; opening up possibilities for some much-needed variety in custom builds. However these types of LEDs tend to cost significantly more than their traditional counterparts because they offer so many advantages.
What Components come with RGB?
The RGB lighting can be found on just about every PC component, except CPUs and hard drives. It is now possible to add lighting options to everything from motherboards and RAM to coolers and fans to cases, GPUs and peripherals such as mice and keyboards. you can check the pc loft. its website is very helpful for selecting each item according to your pc.
If that’s not enough bling for you there is also the option to have additional lights added – again at various levels of price depending on how many sources you would like. Of course it is important to ensure that all devices are compatible before purchase- we recommend sticking to one type of source (Aura System Software vs Corsair Utility Engine) so that everything works seamlessly together.
Best RGB Controllers and Software
Your RGB hardware will need to be finalised before proceeding any further. You’ll have the option of using your motherboard’s built-in controller for an easy installation or instead opting for a discrete card and software from either side of the spectrum, depending on what you find most suitable for yourself.
The software you’ll use to sync up all of your devices is called the Controller. Instead of one of them working randomly, they can work together. Depending on which software company or controller you’re trying to use, the setup process will be different so it’s important that you do some research beforehand. Make sure whichever controller and software pair you choose are compatible with each other; otherwise it won’t work correctly. Our favorite controllers are from these three
Asus Aura – this software is included with every Asus RGM enabled board. It’s easy to set up and can be configured to control all of your Asus Aura Sync compatible devices for an immersive experience.
Corsair iCUE – With similar functionality to Aura, this software controls all compatible iCUE devices.