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    Geil EVO X RGB DDR4 memory modules launched

    But the lighting module requires a 9V/12V fan power connector.
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    Re: Geil EVO X RGB DDR4 memory modules launched

    Separating the LEDs and driver circuit from the RAM seems like a good idea. OTOH, comparing these to the G.skill RGB ones, it's like a comparative study in good and bad product design. Not only do the Geils manage to look cheap and plasticky, they top it all off with that god-awful sliding switch doohickey. Oh, and the fact that you need to ROUTE WIRES TO YOUR RAM. Because that won't be a *************** hassle at all, nooooo. Not at all.

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    Re: Geil EVO X RGB DDR4 memory modules launched

    That is officially the ugliest RAM I've ever seen, if you put that in your computer you are a bad person.

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    Re: Geil EVO X RGB DDR4 memory modules launched

    Quote Originally Posted by Skorne View Post
    if you put that in your computer you are a bad person.
    Challenge Accepted...
    Always fancied myself as a bit of a bad boy!

    But seriously, they just 'breathe'? No patterns or anything? Just breathing in RGB?
    I have absolutely nothing against RGB kit... just how boring people make them.

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    Re: Geil EVO X RGB DDR4 memory modules launched

    This RGB gimmick is getting out of hands...

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    Re: Geil EVO X RGB DDR4 memory modules launched

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    But seriously, they just 'breathe'? No patterns or anything? Just breathing in RGB?
    I have absolutely nothing against RGB kit... just how boring people make them.
    Well... what would you have them do? I don't know how open or visible your system is but if I had a christmas tree crazy-lights effect in mine it would be wasted most of the time. Breathing *does something* without being either really distracting or too plain.

    On a different note, doesn't compatiblity with Aura etc. allow these to do more than breathe anyway with the right setup?

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    Re: Geil EVO X RGB DDR4 memory modules launched

    Quote Originally Posted by GinoLatino View Post
    This RGB gimmick is getting out of hands...
    Yes, we should go back to buying strips and mods all in single colours, and then shelling out more money every time we fancy a change.... Who needs a selection all in the one box, right?
    Or we could go back to nice, white solid cases and blocky keyboards, if you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozaron View Post
    Well... what would you have them do? I don't know how open or visible your system is but if I had a christmas tree crazy-lights effect in mine it would be wasted most of the time.
    I use Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer.
    I have a variety of different patterns, mainly around the LEDs sweeping up, down or all sorts in between, with varying brightnesses and speeds, mostly reflecting actual RAM activity.
    Seems all the RGB stuff ever does is just breathe or flash through the rainbow, for the most part.

    While I can just glance over at my PC mid-game and see everything that's going on, it's not actually distracting at all, which is why I set my system up with such things. I don't use area or mood lighting at all. Just about every LED, digital readout and light in my case (and there are more than a few) has a practical function or indication, with the sole exception of the Cylon scanner on the front... but that does look awesome.

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    Re: Geil EVO X RGB DDR4 memory modules launched

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Yes, we should go back to buying strips and mods all in single colours, and then shelling out more money every time we fancy a change.... Who needs a selection all in the one box, right?
    Or we could go back to nice, white solid cases and blocky keyboards, if you prefer?


    I use Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer.
    I have a variety of different patterns, mainly around the LEDs sweeping up, down or all sorts in between, with varying brightnesses and speeds, mostly reflecting actual RAM activity.
    Seems all the RGB stuff ever does is just breathe or flash through the rainbow, for the most part.

    While I can just glance over at my PC mid-game and see everything that's going on, it's not actually distracting at all, which is why I set my system up with such things. I don't use area or mood lighting at all. Just about every LED, digital readout and light in my case (and there are more than a few) has a practical function or indication, with the sole exception of the Cylon scanner on the front... but that does look awesome.
    I gotta ask, how old are you mate ? The whole RGB thing seems like something for the younger crowd. Like lights on your car, when you get to a certain age you rip those buggers off saying "what the hell was I thinking". I'm not saying it's a bad thing btw

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    Re: Geil EVO X RGB DDR4 memory modules launched

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    I gotta ask, how old are you mate ? The whole RGB thing seems like something for the younger crowd. Like lights on your car, when you get to a certain age you rip those buggers off saying "what the hell was I thinking". I'm not saying it's a bad thing btw
    I think lights on the car is more 'after my time', actually.... I assume you mean LED underlighting and things, rather than just headlights, right?

    We did have dashboard controls that lit up and that's the sort of thing from which I took inspiration for my PC, but that was waaaaaaaaaay back in, like, the 80s and 90s. About all you get these days is a couple of iPads embedded in the trim.

    But yeah, younger crowd.... if you say so.
    I'm not talking about Saitek's Cyborg stuff, though. To me RGB means you can just choose more than one colour. It doesn't have to be a perpetual rainbow sparkle, just because that's how they demo it....

    But if you think it's just a gimmick, like 3-D films and VR and Rock N Roll music, then don't buy it. Stay with your boring white cases and your 286s with blocky keyboards or go back to nice plain Spectrums... they still make all that stuff for the boring crowd.
    I like RGB, more so when done tastefully... If that offends you, or something, well then good for you.

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    Re: Geil EVO X RGB DDR4 memory modules launched

    Disco inside the PC lol

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    Re: Geil EVO X RGB DDR4 memory modules launched

    Ooh I could see a retro 80s build with this

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