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While looking for a rgb controller for my case I realized there is not too much that can be controlled by the computer itself... I know the farbwerk or whatever is software and bluetooth controlled.... but why dont companies like logitech or corsaier make a little module that connects to a usb header, then can be controlled from their own software like their keyboards and mice can be....

Would be nice to be able to sync my logitech keyboard, mouse and case lights all in one program..

I mean alienware has been doing this for a long time now with its alienfx software. You can set your case lights, keyboard, and mouse lights all from one screen.

Just seems like a simple idea that could be made pretty cheap and integrated real easy. They already have the software, they already have the controllers, all they need to do is just make a stand alone black box with 3-4 little plugs on it for led strips.

Logitech, if your reading this.. I want to beta test this WHEN you make it.
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NZXT Hue+ and NZXT CAM allows for the functionality you want, dynamic lighting from software.
     
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RGB mobos are here. They will change everything. You want a purple or yellow ROG, you got it!
 
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Originally Posted by PedroC1999 View Post

NZXT Hue+ and NZXT CAM allows for the functionality you want, dynamic lighting from software.

While thats the exact thing I want, I also dont want to have to install another program to control the lights inside my case. I already have a program that controls the lights on my keyboard/mouse. If LGS had like a plugin for this, totally would be sold.
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Originally Posted by Radnad View Post

RGB mobos are here. They will change everything. You want a purple or yellow ROG, you got it!

I just saw some of those this morning (actually why I thought to bring up the question)
I loved the idea of the LEDs under the heatsinks that could flash like lightning!
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Doubt there will be made one, but these days you have to mix and match software, its just the way it is
     
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post #6 of 7
I'm sure the RGB mobos will have some kind of connector to allow LED strips to be attached. So if you got a kb/mouse combo pair like Razor that would only be 2 programs you would need to control all your lighting. That's not too bad.
 
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post #7 of 7
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Was googling around at some of the rgb motherboard, the x99a godlike from msi is way cool.

The asus mitx is probably going to be the board I get unless asrock brings one to the table too.

Funny with the asus itx one is that gigabyte did it first (leds on the backside of the motherboard) awhile ago with the GA-B85N Phoenix-WIFI, though it only had orange LEDs on it, but thats actually the color I was going for smile.gif
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