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Anyone know of any software controlled LEDs?

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I am absolutely in love with the user controllable LED system of the Alienware desktop. I get bored of the same color quickly so I would love to be able to control my LED color via software. As far as I know, Alienware is the only way you can get this. Does any one else know of an aftermarket setup?

Thanks guys!
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Oh that would be cool. Subbed for an answer as i am currently looking for lighting effects for my system.
    
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Corsair link cooling & lighting kit will do it but it's not cheap.
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Corsair link has some controllable LEDs. Not sure if u need their h series cooling system to run but I'm also positive I saw someone using software controlled LEDs on this forum. Could be wrong but good luck to you
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Hmmm. I just looked at the Corsair kit mentioned. It looks like to me you have to have your own LED strips bought separately. Is that correct?
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Hmmm. I just looked at the Corsair kit mentioned. It looks like to me you have to have your own LED strips bought separately. Is that correct?

No, you get 3 RGB strips with it and it's expandable to 33 strips.
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One word... Arduino.

Use your Google-Fu to find yourself some sites with RGB Controller board tutorials for Arduino and make your own controller board - software... biggrin.gif That way you don't have to be limited to what a vendor thinks the market wants. wink.gif
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One word... Arduino.
Use your Google-Fu to find yourself some sites with RGB Controller board tutorials for Arduino and make your own controller board - software... biggrin.gif That way you don't have to be limited to what a vendor thinks the market wants. wink.gif

This. I actually found one for very cheap... AND it has more options than the corsair crap.

http://siliconrepublic.blogspot.com/2011/02/arduino-based-pc-ambient-lighting.html

This ^^ But it can easily be re-purposed to be used in a PC.
    
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Looks cool but that coding goes wayyy over my head. To be honest, even the Corsair system seems to be overkill for what I want. I just want something where I can go into a program in Windows and say "hey I want my LEDs blue or green" and change them. I don't care for all that temperature zone monitoring BS that comes with the link lol.
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Looks cool but that coding goes wayyy over my head. To be honest, even the Corsair system seems to be overkill for what I want. I just want something where I can go into a program in Windows and say "hey I want my LEDs blue or green" and change them. I don't care for all that temperature zone monitoring BS that comes with the link lol.

Lmao its simple, copy and paste the code. -_- You don't have to do any coding yourself.
And with this, yes you can tell it be blue or green. I am going to do this, i think. Its fairly cheap too. You can even power it off your PSU.
    
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