How To Guide on Controlling Your RGB Lighting on Your PC
Although adding RGB to your setup is very exciting, setting it up can quickly become a chore. Especially if your build contains many RGB components, the wiring alone gets pretty tough. Not to mention, there are so many programs to download and colors to choose from, that it’s easy to get lost and confused. Don’t worry, we got you! In this guide, we’ll be breaking down how to control the RGB lighting on your PC to save you the headache.
Controlling Your PC’s RGB in 3 Steps
Step 1: Identify the RGB ecosystem
Your first step is to figure out which RGB control software your components support. Some examples include MSI’s Mystic Light, Gigabyte’s RGB Fusion, ASUS’s Aura Sync, and ASRock’s Polychrome SYNC. Your RGB peripherals have their own respective programs as well! HYTE Nexus, Razer Synapse, and NZXT Cam are some examples of RGB control software for peripherals. Some components might not even use software. Believe it or not, there are still RGB fans and RGB case strips that are remote-controlled.
Step 2: Download the necessary programs/drivers
In order to have full RGB control, identify which RGB “family” your components are a part of, and download their respective software and drivers. Not all RGB components fall under the same lighting ecosystems, so you might have to download several programs. Don’t want to deal with that many applications? There are also third-party programs that help connect all your RGB lighting with just one download. Software like the HYTE Nexus, will allow you to control all your hardware and peripherals to create a more cohesive lighting experience.
Step 3: Customize and Create!
You can now customize your lighting after downloading all the necessary programs. There are many ways you can change your PC lighting to your taste. According to iBUYPOWER’s guide, “Most programs allow you to change the lighting style, color, effect, brightness, and even lightspeed”. If you’re using HYTE Nexus, you can go beyond that with screen mirroring, audio visualization, and more! By adding customizable and immersive lighting effects to your set-up with RGB, you’ll be sure to have a more enjoyable gaming experience.
HYTE @ PAX EAST 2023!
What is PAX East? Penny Arcade Expo, now lovingly known as PAX, is one of the largest gaming conventions in the U.S. Started in 2004, Penny Arcade wanted to create a show exclusively for games and gaming culture. The show originated in Bellevue before making it around the world to cities like Boston, San Antonio, Philadelphia, and Melbourne, Australia! It is known for having plenty of activities such as Freeplay areas, gaming tournaments, LAN parties, concerts, celebrity and industry panels, and an Exhibition Hall. No matter the platform, there is a place for all gamers at PAX East.
Project Y60: Part 4 - Final Touches
This is the final blog in the Project Y60 series from LiquidHaus! Part 1 - The Concept Part 2 - The Plan Part 3 - Assembly The feeling of looking at a freshly completely PC build is definitely something special. Every aspect of the Y60 build turned out really nice, and it all flows really well together. The decision to mix and match fitting colors brings further depth to the build and demands your attention as much as the major components that are more easily noticed at first glance.
Project Y60: Part 3 - Assembly
This is the third blog in the Project Y60 series from LiquidHaus! Part 1 - The Concept Part 2 - The Plan Part 4 - Final Touches With how well the Y60 mod turned out, it was really exciting for us to move forward with the assembly of the system. Our goal was to find the cleanest way to integrate the red of the Y60 into the rest of the components so that you could have an overall arching color scheme throughout the entirety of the build.
Project Y60: Part 2 - The Plan
This is the second blog in the Project Y60 series from LiquidHaus! Part 1 - The Concept Part 3 - Assembly Part 4 - Final Touches PC modding is growing, and with that growth comes new possibilities on how to approach it. For our Y60 project, some specialized acrylic work was needed. We were fortunate enough to have HYTE send over the 3D models for the Y60; this allowed us to actually take a look at what needed to be done to achieve our vision.