[SOLVED] Does RGB lighting have to be connected?

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I'm planning an i7-9700k build with a Gigabyte z390 Designare motherboard. This machine is being built.

No offense intended toward anyone who's into this stuff, but can I tell the builder to just not bother connecting any RGB lighting? Will everything else function normally without RGB lighting?

I'll have a windowless case and really want to keep things simple. Not into extra lights at all.
 

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You absolutely do Not need to connect any RGB lighting if you don't want to.
Great--thanks. It's funny: I googled this and it seems I'm very much alone in not really caring for this. (The machine will have a 140 mm fan on the front behind a grill and the last thing I want is a disco effect while I'm working.)
 
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Great--thanks. It's funny: I googled this and it seems I'm very much alone in not really caring for this. (The machine will have a 140 mm fan on the front behind a grill and the last thing I want is a disco effect while I'm working.)
I definitely understand.
I personally do have some RGB strips in my PC case but I only use a single static color (I switch between Blue and Red when the mood strikes me) .
Any of the other effects I could use just don't appeal to me.
 
I definitely understand.
I personally do have some RGB strips in my PC case but I only use a single static color (I switch between Blue and Red when the mood strikes me) .
Any of the other effects I could use just don't appeal to me.
Same. I have an LED strip and some LEDs on my motherboard.

LED strip is solid white and the motherboard and GPU are static red. Flashing LEDs is distracting.
 
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Thanks for the replies--glad to see I'm not alone. The last video game I played was Pong in a bar....I can understand the the lights if you've got a windowed case and you want to show it off. But my machines are always more like workstations.
 
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There's a maybe. Some fans come rgb but only 1 wire, so to have the fan work means rgb also gets connected. However, there's almost always a switch in the case or software that'll enable you to turn it off. Rgb/argb/rgb strips/rgbw strips are not standardized like 3pin or 4pin fans, so it's a case by case basis as to its actual control.
 
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Thanks for the warning. I'm using Noctua Quiet fans all around and don't think any of them are RGB. But I saw in the Designare manual mention of RGB, which is why I asked.
 

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Great--thanks. It's funny: I googled this and it seems I'm very much alone in not really caring for this. (The machine will have a 140 mm fan on the front behind a grill and the last thing I want is a disco effect while I'm working.)
your not alone , I dont care for RGB lights either, I dont mind single colors but cant stand that flashing unicorn barf they all seem to do now
 

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