Tom's Hardware's RGBaby - Episode 222 - Show Notes

Tom's Hardware's RGBaby - Episode 222

Sunday Mar 29, 2020 (00:13:42)

Description

While interest in desktop PCs has waned in recent years, those who are still interested in desktops often build them themselves. That gives the ability to not only have the PC you want, but also to use it as an art piece. There are PC builders who go all out and customize their cases, turning them into spaceships or even scenes from videogames. However, that is not in the cards for everyone. One thing that can help customize and PC build, however, is RGB LEDs.

For most, some slight customizations here and there are the way to go. However, when Avram and his team get involved, they go all out. Instead of just picking the best of the best components, the team decided to build a PC with as much lighting as they could possibly fit into a Mini ITX case. They call this build the RGBaby.

This build is based around the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, which obviously does not have lighting on it, but that's pretty much where it ends. Event the processor cooler, the Corsair H100i features lighting on the processor and two lighted fans on the top. The video card is a ZOTAC RTX 2080 AMP Extreme, which features LED strips across the front. The system RAM is HyperX Fury RGB adding a companion stripe to the lights on the video card. All of this is mounted to an ASUS ROG Strix B450-I motherboard, which features RGB LEDs across the edge.

The RGBaby is a companion to the previous build, the RGBeast. This build, which took place at the beginning of 2019, was similar, but larger. Because of the bigger case, they were able to accommodate a lot more components that needed to be skipped this time because of the smaller form factor.

To see the entire RGBaby build, check out the article on Tom's Hardware.

Participants

Scott Ertz

Host

Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLuGHiTz Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the DDR community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bar Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and judging engineering notebooks at competitions. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors.

Avram Piltch

Host

Avram's been in love with PCs since he played original Castle Wolfenstein on an Apple II+. Before joining Tom's Hardware, for 10 years, he served as Online Editorial Director for sister sites Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, where he programmed the CMS and many of the benchmarks. When he's not editing, writing or stumbling around trade show halls, you'll find him building Arduino robots with his son and watching every single superhero show on the CW.

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