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Questions for gamers re: RGB

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Post by JayM » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:51 pm

I've recently been doing some upgrades to my computer and while shopping I keep seeing gaming computers, cases, components and peripherals that have LED lighting, some that even flashes on and off. I also see that the newest trend in computer casing is tempered glass doors on the side to show off all those interior lighting effects. It's becoming harder and harder to find cases that don't have glass doors, fans that don't have LEDs, and so on. (Sometimes I leave my computer running overnight, and when I sleep I need it to be quiet and dark. Having the computer all lit up like a Christmas tree would keep me awake.)

My questions are, does your gaming computer have RGB lighting? If so, don't you find it distracting when you're trying to concentrate on a game or other activity?

Disclaimer: I do have a gaming keyboard but I only got it to help me to see the keys a bit better at night (and because my old keyboard stopped working.) I leave the lights disabled during the daytime, and set it up so they don't flash on and off. I'd prefer an actual backlit standard keyboard with the keys themselves illuminated but I couldn't find one.
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Re: Questions for gamers re: RGB

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Post by richb » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:58 pm

Not a gamer. My computer is 4 years old, no glass plates but illuminated fans. I suspend it at night. Logitech has "regular" illuminated keyboards.
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Re: Questions for gamers re: RGB

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Post by JayM » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:27 pm

I know they do, Rich. So does A4Tech. The problem is finding them in computer stores here. All they have are either plain black keyboards and/or those gaming keyboards.

I usually power down my computer at night but I occasionally have to leave it running if a process is running that takes a long time, i.e. a full system back-up to an external drive.
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Re: Questions for gamers re: RGB

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Post by richb » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:34 pm

Yep. Forgot you are in the Philippines, I believe. I am spoiled by two day deliveries from Amazon with free shipping. Backups to external drives are a long process.
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Re: Questions for gamers re: RGB

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Post by JayM » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:52 pm

Especially when your computer only has USB 2.0 ports as mine does.
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Re: Questions for gamers re: RGB

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Post by SwampRabbit » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:16 am

@JayM My "gaming computer" (it doesn't get much use) doesn't have RGB lights anymore. I took out the stock fans which had LEDs, the motherboard had LED strips built into it, but I shut them off. The lights are just for show, but they annoy the heck out of me. They also highlight every spec of dust ... which doesn't help showoff your fancy computer lol.

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