PC Build – How To Choose An RGB PC Lighting System – DIY in 5 Ep 88

PC Build – How To Choose An RGB PC Lighting System – DIY in 5 Ep 88


Oooooohhhhh…. Ahhhh…. I mean look at the RAM! And the storage – it’s like a
PC feast for your eyeballs! Hey folks and welcome to DIY in 5! My name is Trisha Hershberger and if you’ve
ever ogled a custom PC setup that’s lit up like the grand finale on the 4th of July,
then you maybe, just maybe, have been sucked into
the PC hardware RGB craze. Whether you love or hate the color vomit that’s
taken the hardware world by storm in the past few years, it’s hard to deny that adding
light and color to your gaming PC build can really help
customize the aesthetic. And in the world of DIY PCs,
it’s all about customization. If the info in today’s video lights up your
motherboard, then please go ahead and hit that like and subscribe so you don’t miss
out on any future tech tips. When it comes to RGB-ing your life, like liquid
cooling and other DIY PC trends, it’s gotten MUCH easier in recent
years than it used to be. That being said, customizing
the lighting in your build is still not as plug and play
as one might think. That’s because there is no real standard
that would allow for RGB lighting compatibility and not every manufacturer’s cool new RGB
component works with everyone else’s. This adds another layer of complexity when
picking compatible PC components. There are, of course, RGB lighting kits that
include LED strips you can stick in your case with double sided tape
and control with a remote. These are by far the
simplest way to go. But, with so many high-end components
built nowadays with RGB built-in, it seems, silly not to make use of it. So if you are going to pick out some fancy
RGB components, try to stick to hardware that can be synced by the motherboard software
– things like fans, SSDs, graphics cards, cases, etc. The best way to tell if your RGB components
will work with your motherboard is to check your motherboard
manufacturer’s compatibility page. Remember before when I said there’s no real
RGB standard – that’s true, but there are a few main cable formats. Some use a 4-pin cable format – one ping for
R, G, B and power respectively, while others use 5, adding
an extra pin for pure white light instead of maxing out
all the colors to make white. Also, most motherboards have 2 RGB headers,
but if you have say a whole bunch of RGB fans and need more than that,
this could be a problem. There are other solutions to make this happen
via daisy-chaining and adapters, but that will require its
own separate research. Picking components that are all compatible
with your motherboard usually also ensures that you can control everything from your
motherboard’s lighting specific software instead of relying on different software for
each specific component. Now we’ve talked a lot about RGB lighting
inside your PC, but it’s important to look at your setup cohesively, and the tower is
only one part of the whole picture. Peripherals like keyboards, mice, mousepads,
headsets and more have all jumped on the RGB bandwagon and can really set the tone in your
gaming room if synced appropriately. Again, here there’s no real standard and
each peripheral manufacturer usually provides their own proprietary
software to control each product. As an example, HyperX has NGenuity software,
which let’s you set up and control lighting effects by zone,
and set button bindings, and program macros and
create and store game profile presets. But what if you have another manufacturer’s
headset but a HyperX keyboard and mouse? Guilty as charged! You would need two different software solutions
to control everything and good luck manually
syncing that pulsing effect. I want to give a huge shoutout to all the
Kingston & HyperX community members who sent in photos of their sleek
RGB builds to showcase in this video. It’s always so awesome to see what other
people have created & draw inspiration from it. If your build didn’t make it into the video,
or if you’ve RGB’d your setup for the first time as a result of watching this video,
feel free to share it online using the hashtag #DIYin5
so we can give it some love. Thanks for watching everyone and I’ll see
you next time with some more DIY in 5!


39 thoughts on “PC Build – How To Choose An RGB PC Lighting System – DIY in 5 Ep 88

  1. Gotta love DIY in 5 wit Trish! When ya think you know everything you can usually learn a little more that you weren't expecting to 😀

  2. Sorry in advance, Trisha.

    1. RGB PC is not the only feast for the eyes.

    2. RGB PCs are not the only thing I've oogled.

    3. Info in this video isn't the only thing that lights my motherboard.

    4. I "RGBed" my "set-up" as a result of watching this video.

  3. I just made my first RGB build. I love it! I can't help it, it's so beautiful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eYGk15W0ro

  4. Kingston please next time don't use a girl to hosts these videos. The voice and the image of a beautiful girl on screen triggers a rare brain disorder men have. Our ears stop processing sound and the image around the girl gets blurred and the rest of the video gets incomprehensible. This is a terrible condition we develop during childhood. So I would appreciate you comprehension.

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