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NZXT Launches RGB LED Controller

By - Source: Techpowerup | B 22 comments

The new HUE LED Controller is a 5.25-inch bay device featuring a mesh design and three RGB control knobs that adjust color, brightness, and pulse speed. The controller also features an off-switch to disable the LEDS if they ever become too distracting. The effect modes include a normal illumination, fading illumination, flashing, and pulsating. NZXT boasts an "infinite" amount of color options ranging from blues to oranges and everywhere in between.

"Proper LED lighting can immensely affect the aesthetic appeal of your rig" said Johnny Hou, Founder and Product Manager at NZXT. "Now enthusiasts have complete control right at their fingertips with the ability to adjust color fade and add pulsating effects with instant gratification."

The HUE RGD LED Controller is available now for $32.99, for more details and images visit the product page.

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    Anonymous , July 9, 2012 2:52 PM
    rice rice baby
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    nikorr , July 9, 2012 2:53 PM
    Not bad.
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    lamorpa , July 9, 2012 2:54 PM
    idiotic
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    iknowhowtofixit , July 9, 2012 2:56 PM
    Can we get a pic of the rear?
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    jaquith , July 9, 2012 3:04 PM
    Interest in that NZXT doesn't list any RGB LED Kits?! RGB LED Kits are prerequisite for the RGB LED Controller.

    Others:
    Phobya offers both the RGB kits and a wireless controller.
    > $19 Phobia controller - http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14108/lit-294/Phobya_LED_Flex_Light_RGB_Controller_With_IR-Remote_83156.html
    > $16 Phobia RGB LED - http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14107/lit-293/Phobya_LED_Flex_Light_18_Count_SMD_LED_Light_Strip_-_60cm_-_Multicolor_RGB_83120.html
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    jimmyjohnz , July 9, 2012 3:28 PM
    Looks like it would look pretty nice in a NZXT Tempest 410 Elite.
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    A Bad Day , July 9, 2012 3:35 PM
    Can the controller handle this fan?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyMUddH0qzY&feature=related

    220 CFM Delta Extreme Speed Fan. I've heard that the fan can fry some controllers because they couldn't handle the fan's power draw.
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    halcyon , July 9, 2012 4:08 PM
    Hmmm... Meh.
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    pharoahhalfdead , July 9, 2012 4:17 PM
    They should invest more into quality components. Looks mean next to nothing if it doesn't work well. I wonder if this will last longer than my Sentry that died less than four months of use? Hopefully customers get their money worth.
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    cee2cee , July 9, 2012 4:31 PM
    A Bad DayCan the controller handle this fan?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyM [...] re=related220 CFM Delta Extreme Speed Fan. I've heard that the fan can fry some controllers because they couldn't handle the fan's power draw.


    Did you read the article? Are you even capable of reading? This controller changes LED colors in your case, not fan speeds.
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    A Bad Day , July 9, 2012 5:14 PM
    Wow, I feel like an idiot. I was reading another website's review for a fan controller and must've mixed it up. Sorry.
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    cee2cee , July 9, 2012 6:29 PM
    A Bad DayWow, I feel like an idiot. I was reading another website's review for a fan controller and must've mixed it up. Sorry.


    All good mate. Sorry for questioning your reading abilities. You must just be a good multitasker :D 
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    eddieroolz , July 9, 2012 7:45 PM
    Man, shiny lights in a case is not my thing anymore...
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    punahou1 , July 9, 2012 9:57 PM
    Not sure whats going on here. I went to the companies website and looked up the technical specs. This said nothing about how to connect to LEDs. I then clicked on download manual and received a "document not found error"...
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    fb39ca4 , July 9, 2012 11:57 PM
    Should've had software control like Alienware has. I would love to see those LEDs change color based on CPU and GPU temperature.
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    altriss , July 10, 2012 12:32 AM
    yeah! let's 32USD for a simple hardware we can build from scratch for 10USD!
    Sure it's a good deal...if you are looking for wasting money.
    It's not as if it was a critical function and that if a mistake could make the CPU burn or whatever. So why buy this and not build it? Anyway blind consuming always put me into such an astonishment...
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    Maximus_Delta , July 10, 2012 2:11 AM
    fb39ca4Should've had software control like Alienware has. I would love to see those LEDs change color based on CPU and GPU temperature.


    That is pretty cool. Doesn't need to be over the top but a subtle blue hue that changes to a subtle red hue as temp rises - I like the sound of that.
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    draphius , July 10, 2012 3:13 AM
    u can allready do this and for cheaper then what nzxt offers. instead of having to use a drive bay u can hide it away inside your case and use an rf remote to control everything from a distance if u want. they also come with more features depending on how much u want to spend... its still less then what they offer in the end and it will be a better product. i think i spent $55-60 US for my setup with about 60 rgb leds and an rf controller, total install time was about 5 mins and the led controllers run off 12vdc so your power supply can power em.
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    nebun , July 10, 2012 3:36 AM
    ugly
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    f-14 , July 10, 2012 7:15 AM
    A Bad DayCan the controller handle this fan?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyM [...] re=related220 CFM Delta Extreme Speed Fan. I've heard that the fan can fry some controllers because they couldn't handle the fan's power draw.

    why in the world would any one use that fan. a hair dryer is quieter than that and more efficient!
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