Originally Posted by Code-Red
Wasn't intended to be snarky toward you in particular (my apologies if it came off that way), but the industry in general. I'm sick and tired of these overpriced glitter boxes. I want a machine that works, and that looks minimal. Absolutely NO aib's at all stepped up to the plate during the Ryzen launch which really put sand in my crotch, if you catch my drift.
Plan was always to buy the board, ensure it worked when overclocked to 4Ghz, used my TridentZ RGB B-die ram at 3200 (which I'll be turning the LED's off ASAP), and be good and happy that my machine isn't lighting up my room during late nights of gaming.
RGBs can be glitter boxes if you have it on different settings. My friend has a computer that has an ambient white light in his case (and some parts) that is not too flashy, and quite pleasing. It's all in a matter of how you do it. He likes to showcase it a little. That's fine for him.
I get that there are some people that don't prefer any aesthetics, just a plain black box of computer. However, many AIB's won't heavily consider much to make more stuff without RGB, let alone LEDs in general. This especially includes the higher end boards. You'd be used to seeing lower to mid-range boards have a simpler look. Those who prefer any type of LEDs are in the majority. So manufacturers will make more product with such. I'm semi in the same boat, which is why at the end of the day, I opted for the MSI Carbon. It's not flashy, and has minimal LED lights, which probably won't even be seen all that much anyway, and a full black board, which is simple, yet still sleek. I wouldn't have minded the Biostar board either, as the flag pattern doesn't bother me at all. Most of it will be hidden anyway.
I'm not knocking your preference on this. I understand it. Some RGB heavy builds I have seen are worthy of an eye roll or two. Although, I wouldn't go as far as plasti-dip myself to hide the board.