(Pocket-lint) – If you’ve built or are building a gaming PC, you may have found your love for RGB lighting. You may also have decided that you don’t have enough and want more or just want to know the easiest way to beautify the matter in the first place.
Fortunately, there are several different ways to add RGB lighting to your gaming PC. Some of them are remarkably simple. So we are here to help you.
Lian Li Unifans
RGB fans seem like a great way to add lighting to your PC case, and they may well be the most obvious option.
However, adding RGB fans to your case can quickly become complicated. Typically, each fan has two cables – one for power and one for RGB lighting control. If you have 10 fans in your case, that means you have 20 cables to then manage and connect somewhere.
Lian Li’s Unifans are different. They are much easier to connect as they use a smart daisy chain system where you can connect up to four fans together with a simple clip system. Then there is only one set of two cables per group of fans.
There is a small controller with each triple pack. This controller drives both the fans and the RGB lighting for up to 16 fans in total.
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This system makes Lian Li fans our favorite to use and the easiest to install.
Lian Li Strips RGB power cables
If adding RGB fans, light strips, and other things to your PC case seems a little daunting, but you still want something that looks amazing, this could be an option.
Lian Li offers a range of RGB power supply cables. These are essentially extension cables for important power connections for the motherboard and graphics card.
These clip onto the standard PSU cables, then connect to your components. You then have some smart RGB effects that are relatively easy to install.
Corsair Lighting Accent Panels
If RGB fans are a bit gaudy, how about these little lighting panels? Corsair’s iCue LC100 cover accent panels are essentially tiny Nanoleaf-like light for inside the PC.
They are magnetic so they are ideal for any exposed and currently dull metal parts in your case. Naturally, you can’t put magnets next to components that they can damage, but you can make your case a little more interesting.
Each panel has nine diffused RGB LEDs and the panels can be expanded to a maximum of 18 panels as well. Even better, the design means you can also create 3D shapes in your case to make it really interesting.
Corsair iCUE 5000T RGB Mid-Tower Case
Forget upgrading your case with RGB. Why not go all the way by just buying a case with RGB in the first place?
The Corsair iCUE 5000T starts you off on the right foot with multiple light strips that give you 160 controllable RGB LEDs on the front, ceiling and bottom panels.
Even if you don’t add any RGB fans, like we have, you still have some eye-catching lighting as the foundation of your PC. In addition, it has the necessary controllers already pre-installed, so it is also easy to set up.
It’s not cheap though, but the quality never is.
XPG Lancer RGB
If you want to upgrade your PC. then there is always the option of upgrading your RAM.
There are different types of RGB RAM models out there, so you can find both excellent quality DDR4 and DDR5 RAM that also happen to be fast, high capacity, and also have RGB lighting.
XPG’s Lancer RGB RAM is one such option with some smart features. This RAM looks great in your case and is a very easy way to add RGB if the idea of cables scares you.
Author Adrian Willings.