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Do you care about "pimping" your rig?

#41Garage_ManPosted 7/22/2014 2:56:56 PM
KamenRiderBlade posted...
I don't even care for color coordination of parts.

Function > Form.

Everything must work, work well, and be of the utmost reliability.

I do both, say a working video card is 500 but one that is colored and everything the way i want is 600..ill easily drop the extra money to keep a theme going.
#42codyorrPosted 7/22/2014 3:01:00 PM
No, only my firearms.
#43chase1234lifePosted 7/22/2014 3:05:23 PM
Half yes.

If it's a computer that is just going to be used at home and be out of sight, no reason to worry about it at all. For all I care, it could be set up in a milk-crate.

But I take my computer with me for DJ gigs, and as such, I like it to have a small bit of "bling" as you call it, but only because lighting is part of being a DJ. That, and it can be fun for LAN parties to show off depending on who is there. Also, since I've been building since the early 90s, and that was the cool thing to do in the late 90s and early 00s, it's a holdover "old-school" thing for me. I do it for the same reason I own things like an NES, Genesis, etc, just a nostalgia thing.
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#44PsythikPosted 7/22/2014 4:24:35 PM
No, it's not 2003 anymore. Windowed cases and flashy LEDs were cool when I was a teenager, but nowadays it just looks tacky. I even disconnect my HDD & Power LEDs because they were too bright and annoying.
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#45KamenRiderBlade(Topic Creator)Posted 7/22/2014 6:29:28 PM
I wonder how many non enthusiast buys things based on bling factor
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#46MC RaZaRPosted 7/22/2014 6:46:38 PM
Nope, not really. I like to have just a few LEDs here and there and that's it.
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#47KOTRwhoopsPosted 7/22/2014 7:35:08 PM(edited)
No I prefer the low key look, I have the Black Peal case and I love it's clean, slick look.
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#48DawnshadowPosted 7/22/2014 7:30:32 PM
KamenRiderBlade posted...
I wonder how many non enthusiast buys things based on bling factor

One word: jewelry.
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#49mkil5Posted 7/22/2014 7:32:30 PM
I de-pimp mine. My case came with two fans. When I realized this, the first thing I did was shut down the machine, remove the fans, cut the lights, put the fans back in.

I also unplugged my power LED light (way too bright)
#50arleasPosted 7/22/2014 7:48:20 PM
Nah, my PC looks like this:

I don't think any lights are going to help.