(Pocket-lint) – If you’ve built or are building a gaming PC then you may have found love for RGB lighting. You might also have decided that you don’t have enough and want more or just want to know the easiest way to spruce up your case in the first place.
Fortunately, there are several ways to add RGB lighting to your gaming PC. Some of them are remarkably easy. 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 might just be the most obvious option.
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However, adding RGB fans to your case can quickly become complicated. Usually 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 manage and plug somewhere.
Lian Li’s Unifans are different. They are much easier to connect as they use a clever daisy chain system where you can connect up to four fans with a simple clip system. Then there is only one set of two cables per fan group.
There is a small controller with each triple pack. This controller powers both fans and RGB lighting for up to 16 fans in total.
This system makes Lian Li fans our favorite to use and easiest to install.
Lian Li Striper RGB Power Cables
If adding RGB fans, lighting strips, and other items to your PC case seems a bit daunting, but you still want something that looks great, this might be an option.
Lian Li offers a number of RGB power cables. They are basically extension cords for the essential power connections of your motherboard and graphics card.
These clip onto standard PSU cables and then connect to your components. You then have stylish RGB effects that are relatively easy to install.
Corsair lighting accent panels
If RGB fans are a bit flashy, how about those nifty little lighting panels? Corsair’s iCue LC100 case accent panels are essentially tiny Nanoleaf-like lights for the interior of your PC.
They are magnetic, so they are ideal for any exposed and currently boring metal parts of your case. Naturally, you can’t place magnets next to components that they might damage, but you can make your case a bit more interesting.
Each panel has nine diffused RGB LEDs and the panels can also be expanded to a maximum of 18 panels. 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 about upgrading your case with RGB. Why not go all the way by just buying an enclosure 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, roof, and lower panels.
Even if you don’t add RGB fans, like we did, you still have eye-catching lighting as the foundation of your PC. In addition, the necessary controllers are already pre-installed, which also facilitates its configuration.
It’s not cheap though, but the quality never is.
XPG Launch RGB
If you are looking to upgrade your PC. then there is always the option to upgrade your RAM.
There are different types of RGB RAM models, so you can find excellent quality DDR4 and DDR5 RAMs that also happen to be fast, high capacity and have RGB lighting as well.
XPG’s Lancer RGB RAM is one such option with some great features. This RAM looks great in your case and is a really easy way to add RGB if the idea of cables scares you.
Written by Adrian Willings.