I have a problem matching colors inside my pc build

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Hello. I want to make a PC build. I have the following parts that don't match colors.

gpu: gtx 1080 ti founders (green led logo)
mobo: gigabyte z370p d3 (yellow led line)
ram: corsair vengeance (metallic red)

i haven't decided on the case yet. Whats the best way to make one or two colors scheme? (colors should kinda match, for example red-green looks horrible).
 
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thanks for the link, but i cannot change my components. they are already bought. maybe i could paint the ram green, and change somehow motherboard led from yellow to green and i get a full green setup?
 

Barty1884

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Unfortunately, the time to establish these things are before the components are purchased.

Given where the yellow LED is on the board, it's going to be mostly hidden anyway - and it's not really going to clash with green (kinda citrus-y).

The RAM is going to be a huge issue though....

Painting (or plasti-dipping) the heat spreader is doable. Not ideal, but on "normal" speed memory, it's not overly necessary for temps anyway.
You'd need to remove the heat spreader first for optimal results, rather than trying to paint/dip while it's still secured to the module itself.

That being said, the only "green" memory I know of (excluding RGB) are base green modules (see below). ..... which is probably what's under the heat spreader anyway - so simply removing them would get you a color match?
E.g: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VWrmP6/patriot-signature-line-8gb-1-x-8gb-ddr4-2400-memory-psd48g240082

All in all though, it seems a waste to go through all that.
Is there any reason you simply cannot return say, the RAM and purchase a kit w/RGB?
 


if would be best to return the parts that don't match and get the colors you want rather then painting them. i am sure painting your components will definitely void any warranties and if not done right could destroy them

 
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yellow-green color is a great idea. rofl for suggesting green module ram hahaha. unfortunately returning the components is not possible, so will painting the heat spreader after its removed affect performance/heat? also, do you know an actual guide link or something for this? thanks for the help
 
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unfortunately i cannot return the components. and who cares about the ram warranty lets be honest lol
 

Barty1884

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It shouldn't.... no. But depends what kit you have specifically and whether the heat spreader is there for function, or simply to be aesthetically pleasing*.

*A lot goes into being aesthetically pleasing - and you demonstrated which with your reaction to the green PCB :lol:


As for "how to", I don't have anything I could link.

I would look to PlastiDip though - and only cover the outer side of the heatspreader - leave the internal part alone, that way it won't impact contact etc.
 
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Well i just use the build for gaming. Nothing that could use the ram more than it is made to handle. Thanks for the plasti dip reference, gonna dive into some forums specialised with that
 

Barty1884

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Note though, RAM is anodized, so coating in anything will reduce/eliminate it's cooling potential.

Your modules will probably increase in temperatures be 10+'C. Nothing that they should struggle with, but if you're looking at higher voltage/speed memory, then it could become problematic.
 
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Well mobo temp doesn't pass 50 degrees while gaming so maybe thats the temp of the ram too. 60°C ram temp while playing should be fine i think...
 

Barty1884

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There's no direct correlation between MB temp and RAM module temps. And RAM (AFAIK) cannot be monitored via software.

To confirm the actual temperature, you'd need a thermal probe on the modules themselves (not the heatspreader) and test before/after.

That's extreme though. You could monitor for instability before/after plasti-dipping and, luckily, unlike paint - plasti-dip will peel right off if you find it's an issue.
 
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Yeah, monitoring for instability sounds good and plasti dip is a great solution. I could use yellow/green for ram, and i would have a full yellow-green setup along with peripherials. Thank you all for the help!
 


lol with the price of ram these days i wouldn't laugh that hard :D

 
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Hey man i'm back. Looks like that yellow isn't actually yellow, its going more torwards orange. I'll upload a pic. Given the same circumstances, what do you suggest? Maybe do the same thing, plasti dip the ram and adapt the build to this color? some green and orange leds around would make it look cool i think...although i have never seen a build with these colors

https://ibb.co/crHBUd
 
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Alright, gonna go with spray painting the ram. My brother doesn't care about aesthetics so hopefully he will let me remove the heat spreaders cause its risky, lol
 

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