RGB lighting : keep it or lose it?


  1. Posts : 212
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    RGB lighting : keep it or lose it?


    I am planning on formatting and reinstalling Windows soon and am torn whether I should install the software that controls the RGB lighting or not. While the lighting is really nice, the software that controls the lighting conflicts with other lighting control software and is buggy. I don't like bloated software and can live without the lighting if necessary. I am looking for opinions whether I should fool with the lighting or just not worry about it.

    Details:

    I have a custom rig that is capable of RBG lighting. Specifics: Asus ROG Strix Z390E, Corsair Hydro CPU cooler, GSkill TridentZ Memory and GeForce 2080 Ti, all of which have RGB lighting.

    The motherboard uses Aura Sync or Armory Crate to its RGB lights, the CPU cooler uses iCUE software to control its lights, the memory uses GSkill lighting control for its lights, and graphics card uses GeForce Experience to control its lights.

    Problem is, the software is buggy, especially the Armory Crate (and all Asus software for that matter). The Aura Sync is more reliable but not supported and still buggy and apparently does not coexist well with the Corsair iCue. The iCue software does control some parts of the motherboard RBG lighting and the Asus version could be left out. The GeForce experience is mostly unnecessary and could probably be left out of the NVidia driver installation as well, as I don't need the bloat just to make a light flash.

    Opinions?

    Thanks!
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  2. Josey Wales's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 19042.330 20H2
       #2

    If you can see your CPU Cooler through a window it may be need if you want but iy takes up over 740Mb just for my KB & Mouse..
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  3. Posts : 212
    Win7 Pro X64, Win10 Pro x640
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Josey Wales said:
    If you can see your CPU Cooler through a window it may be need if you want but iy takes up over 740Mb just for my KB & Mouse..
    I am not quite sure what you are writing. Can you please clarify your statement?
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  4. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    Hi,
    Well the only software you need probably is corsair's to control the cpu cooler
    I block/ disable asus crapware in bios Tools and on the bottom other syncware I disable also
    Download & Install ARMOURY CRATE app [Disabled]
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  5. Dude's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #5

    I use armory crate with no issue. Just had to uninstall aura sync first
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