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      I mean, I do have RGB lights but it’s not because I’m a software engineer. I’m just a dork.

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          Why not? The last decade before semi-retirement I had all the different ways to get in touch with me restricted to my phone. My work computer had no email client, no messengers, nothing. I even helped lead the charge to eliminate desk phones.

          That little display may have been the single greatest priductivity booster ever. It stayed on a shelf across the room on do not disturb. The only people allowed past the DnD were my wife and my son. If there really was a work emergency, a manager or coworker knew where to find me to tap me on the shoulder.

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      I’m a software engineer and while I do have 2 monitors I have absolutely no RGB anything. Just a nice clean setup. My main monitor is on a wall-mounted arm so it appears to just float above my desk. My MacBook is hidden behind the other monitor, which is in portrait and on an arm so it floats just above my desk. Wireless mouse and keyboard (magic mouse and magic keyboard with numeric, both in black/aluminium), no visible wires. One single thunderbolt cable to connect my MacBook to a dock that’s hidden below my desk, which hooks up to my monitors, ethernet, amplifier, etc.

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    When forced to have rgb components… I disabled them. If nothing else it’s yet another point of failure and extra waste heat.

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      Speaking of heat, I ended up turning my stupid stinky rgb on to display the temperatures of various components. Blue to red the hotter it gets. RAM shows ram temp, water block shows cpu package, radiator fans for coolant/core max, gpu does gpu, etc. Actually pretty useful.

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        That was about the only cool feature on my Corsair AIO when the LED still worked. But I don’t remember if it was able to go smoothly from one color to another. Might’ve been.

        Should get a new CLC or an Air Cooler before this one starts leaking I guess, it’s the original h100i.

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      Yep, I have an fully enclosed case. Only RGB is my water cooling block on my cpu that I left the rgb header unplugged. Even though I would never see it, I am a person of principle, damn it!

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        Have a 27" 1440 in portrait for a side monitor. Best decision I ever made with my monitor set up.

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      Yeah I went from 1 32" 1440p and two 1080p side monitors to just a single 4k 43" and I’m saying that the time of multi monitor setups has come to an end.

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      I just made the switch from 3 24 inch monitor to a single 49 inch super ultrawide. It’s basically 3 monitors with no bezels. A lot of things are annoying though like full-screening videos/games but there are workarounds.

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        My biggest problem with 4k and ultra wide monitors is screen sharing (like on zoom/teams/WebEx etc).

        Most people still have 1080p screens at best, so when someone with a 4k or ultra wide shares their screen, it’s really tough to see what’s going on.

        My main display is a 4k TV, but if I have to share, I’m sharing a window, or one of my auxiliary (1080p) screens.

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          I’ve resorted to just sharing my laptop screen. You can also use picture by picture to get split displays which are easier to share.

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    I go out of my way to find components that don’t have RGB lighting on them. When I use my computer, I want to be looking at the screens (the two-monitor part is true,) not the case.

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      Exactly! Even the indicator light of my speakers bothers me during long nightly sessions. I want to see the screen, nothing else.

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        I’ve got a piece of black tape over the power line on my computer, because it is too bright. And I have masking tape over the caps/num/scroll-lock lights on my keyboard; because they are also too bright. (The light is much gentler through the masking tape.)

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        At a previous job I had, we were only given options for 1080p monitors. I ended up with a total of 5 and needed all of them.

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          I think I started on a single 640x480 CRT. Professionally. My actual first computer was 320x200. Now I’m on dual UHD + laptop screen.

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            Professionally similar; 1024x768 here (might have had an 800x600 laptop or thereabouts).

            But when people today complain about how how anything less than 4k x 60fps on some game is unplayable, I remember playing Doom in 320x200 on a 14" monitor, and still having to shrink the screen into an even tinier window, so I could get 10fps.

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            I remember in high school when I started running my monitor in 1024x768 and felt like I was a legit professional programmer.

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    No, I don’t have useless LEDs in my computer. My gaming rig is actually in a flat black case that blends in with the furniture.

    Except my employer shipped me a dev box with a big polycarbonate window and an unnecessarily beefy GPU with RGB LEDs that dance by default. 🤦

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      I wonder if anyone has studied the rate of cosmic ray-induced bit flips in a PC with a side window case vs. an all metal one.

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          Do you mean that you think bit flips are inconsequential, or that the rate of bit flips is inconsequential?

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            The rate for your home PC is inconsequential, and the difference between a thin sheet of metal and lexan would have an inconsequential impact.

            But flips are not inherently inconsequential. Coincidentally, a lot of my current work involves making sure we are not adversely affected by cosmic bit flips in safety-critical hardware.

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              The rate for your home PC is inconsequential,

              Please don’t make assumptions about my data integrity needs.

              But thanks for clarifying what you meant.

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                If you have real data integrity needs, you shouldn’t be relying on off-the-shelf home PC parts. There’s real hardware and software for such applications.

                Your basement is safe enough from cosmic rays for your personal needs.

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          Because it seems like you disliked them and “off” is one of the controllable options?
          But I guess you are at a so advanced level of not giving a shit that you don’t even care that they dance around.

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            Not only is the box under my desk with the window facing the wall, you are correct, I wouldn’t give a shit if it weren’t. I was simply noting the irony of my “professional” equipment being the most frivolous.

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    Flashing RGB light are legit the most annoying shit ever. I just have a black box for a case and my peripherals glow a dim solid color (so I can see them in the dark) if at all.

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      Nobody puts their RGB into flashing rainbow except for displays in shops.

      Who only do it to show what kinds of colours you can choose.

      It is so you can match the colour of every part to whatever you like. Without the manufacturer having to determine colours beforehand.

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        People absolutely “do”. Mostly because they cannot be bothered to change the default setting or because they are teenagers and actually like it

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        Oh you sweet summer child.

        gestures at my entire uni classroom, in which nearly all the people I know have RGB peripherals and computers at home

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        I largely mean flashing in general, it’s all just distracting to me. Also most people I know personally actually like the rainbow madness. Even if they try to match their keyboard and mouse, they’ll still often have a unicorn box. They also love putting their rainbow tower on top of the table, I really don’t get it. A friend’s uncle even has a case the height of a table, like bro… Is there no end to this?

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        I used to have a cheap mechanical keyboard that has side rainbow RGB panels that can’t be turned off. I thought that would be turned off when I turn off the backlight. Nope.

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      Not a software engineer (network engineer…so I dabble in Python but that’s about it).

      Still, my work setup has over 14.5 million pixels spread across 4 displays, and usually another laptop or tablet going as well.

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      I have some rgb on, laptop has back lightning that is brighter than my lamp though so that’s never on unless I need a torch and for some reason don’t have my phone.

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    Guys, I think age is making us boring. I also personally prefer black rectangles and soft neutral lights, but I think we’re the bories.

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      I work at a small computer shop and I love putting all those RGB lights in for people. Especially when I can do a full aRGB setup with a SignalRGB layout so patterns can move across the whole machine. For my own computer the only lights are the tiny power and hard drive activity lights, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. RGB lights belong only in other people’s computers.

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        I could go for that pale grey which slowly turns yellow, I think the material is called Nintendium

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      I’m also oldish. But man, I freaking love lights. Of all kinds. I just love making shit out of lights or doing weird things. LEDs and neopixels are amazing. I have permanently installed lights on the house, and entire (small) room in the house dedicated for a honelab with RGB everywhere. It’s cool as shit (to me).

      But not on my work systems. That would be really annoying. Soft lights and elegant design for me.

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      To me, RGB is like a cheap car with a bad paint job and too many neon. If I could put my computer in a closet, I would.

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      I’m not even that old, born in 2000, but I have never enjoyed the rgb bullshit on computers. I even specifially got my keyboard without backlight so I could have a wirelles one with decent battery life

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        most backlit keyboards let you disable the lighting, and have fairly legible legends without to begin with.

        Or you can just touch type like me. Thats what i do with my wireless keyb, i have the backlight if i need it though.

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    Yeah I hate that it seems now you have to pay a premium to NOT have RGB

    I stray away from it as much as possible

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    I don’t know how to make my RAM be not a rainbow and I’m too lazy to look it up

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    Monitors – hell yes! RGB – can’t stand it. My keyborad has a plain white backlight and that’s it. It’s purely functional.

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      Could one argue that your conscious choice to not pick an RGB backlit keyboard is in part because of your aversion to it, therefore making it somewhat of an aesthe-

      RGB == FPS bro

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    the fuck is a rainbow computer?

    You mean the kind of really powerful computer with RGB lights on the outside of the tower?

    Yes I do have one of those. I have a couple of flashlights with auxiliary lights like that too.