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so confirm those fans can be controlled thru SW ? this is the only thing keeping me from buying.

Not at this time anyway.

I made a quick video to show the lighting of the fans (don't expect anything remotely professional here, including the music used):



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Watched Paul's Hardware do a full build with 740: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JVw1xPcHAE

I could get used to the look though my next case must have a Tempered glass. Looking at the design of the second chamber I am not too sure about it. I feel like the space could be used a lot more effectively. Corsair products almost seem like they leave enough stuff off in order to improve next time they upgrade the case.
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It is me, or has Corsair made the hard to understand software to configure my K70 RGB EVEN MORE COMPLICATED!
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It is me, or has Corsair made the hard to understand software to configure my K70 RGB EVEN MORE COMPLICATED!

I found it easier myself, although to be fair I don't go into the more complicated customization options. The text that comes up when you hover over options helped me a lot, and the Basic/Advanced mode did too. On the flip side, my girlfriend has a background in user experience research and she still doesn't like CUE (although she also says it's way better than CUE 1) biggrin.gif

I found these helpful, perhaps you will too: http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=161163
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It is me, or has Corsair made the hard to understand software to configure my K70 RGB EVEN MORE COMPLICATED!

I agree with geggeg, The newest iterations of the VUE and LINK software are MUCH easier than the earlier ones.
 
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I agree with geggeg, The newest iterations of the VUE and LINK software are MUCH easier than the earlier ones.

I figured it out. For me, all I do is make sections different colors. Now you have to add a lighting effect for each section instead of just highlighting the keys and picking a color. Just more steps to do the same thing for me.
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It looks like the HD120s are digital leds. Does anyone know if they are a common standard (ex WS2812B) or proprietary? I'm curious to know if they could be rewired to run off of an Arduino board with a library like Fast LED or Neopixels.
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Its like whenever anyone here see's the word RGB LED they instantly imagine every LED device in the case in multi-colour blinky flashy rainbow mode???

I didn't buy RGB LED's for the rainbow mode. I bought them to give me colour options. Like Corsair George alluded to in an earlier post. I too never use the rainbow modes of any of the devices. I use RGB to carry my chosen colour aesthetic across my whole setup.

Exactly. I too went all RGB so I wouldn't be stuck with just one color or have to purchase new things if I wanted a change. I do have options for the rainbow stuff, but that's basically meant to show off to someone for like a minute before I change it back to normal.

I run my case leds off of an Arduino Uno with a software program I wrote so it's easy to change it up. I also have a rgb keyboard, mouse, and mouse pad which have a SDK, so if I wanted to I could even integrate them into my program so it's all synced up. But, I'm just too lazy to do that.
 
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They are compatible with the Adafruit Neopixel. I would love to see if you can do something with it.
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They are compatible with the Adafruit Neopixel. I would love to see if you can do something with it.

Oh nice! Now if I can just afford to get a pack of them lol.
 
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I guess I'm confused by the hate because the 460x is.... refined and elegant? It's literally tempered glass over a 400c it looks like. I don't see that case as "flashy"?

Its a little bit more than just a panel swap. I grabbed product images of both for a side by side comparison and it appears they've made some decent improvements to cable management, adding more cable tie points and better placed cut-outs.

The case dimensions are marginally larger as well.

400C - 425mm x 215mm x 464mm

460X - 440mm x 220mm x 464mm

Definitely looks better than the original (if you're into tempered glass), though I think the internals could have been polished even more.


Edited by WindOnFire - 9/3/16 at 9:25pm
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