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Running a cooler, without a GPU connected?

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This is a little bit of a weird one.

I'm looking forward to buying one of the higher end 1080s, which come with RGB lighting. I'm not a fan of RGB lighting in computers, but that doens't matter since the cards will receive a waterblock anyway.
However I would like to keep the GPU's coolers and hang them on my wall, of course having them light up would be awesome.

Would there be any way to do that, or would I have to mod in a custom LED setup?
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I think technically you could run it however the controller for the RGB functionality would be on the card itself so the best you could likely expect is a single, non-changeable color. I'd say in reality, you will need to mod an RGB controller to the LEDs.
    
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I think technically you could run it however the controller for the RGB functionality would be on the card itself so the best you could likely expect is a single, non-changeable color. I'd say in reality, you will need to mod an RGB controller to the LEDs.

Think it'd be easier to just get a separate LED strip and cut that to size to make it look like stock. No modification required. Thanks for the response.
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