Christmas is close and my sons greatest wish is a Gaming PC with lots of RGB.
He has chosen a “be quiet! Pure Base 500 FX”. The Mainboard (and CPU, RAM, SSDs) is available already and does not support (A)RGB. We do not plan to change this.
Thus, we need an ARGB controller. I do consider building the SRGBmods LED Controller v1. I do have some experience with Arduino, ESP, etc, but I must admit that it always takes longer than intended…
So, buying a ready to use controller is also a possibility.
So, apart from buying ARGB Fans, is there anything else we should consider?
A special wish from my son was also to have a LED-Stripe with adressable LEDs. He selected a Tuya one, but I think it is a bad choice, as it will not be controllable by SignalRGB.
What is the standard behind ALED? Is just every WS2812B based stripe compatible?
yes basicly all ARGB / DRGB devices are inside of a pc based on WS 2812b LEDs
so fanse use 5v ws2812b LEDs
ready to use Stripes for inside PC case same
deppending on the amount of LEDs a PiPico works fine
for high amounts of LEDs you want to use a Teensy 4.0 as those can handle up to 4056 LEDs
if you dont wana deal with DIY controlelr then grab a Razer CHroma RGB controller
they also offer a PWM controller
Tuyas controllers are bad
so if said stripe is supposed outside PC case go with BTF brand for stripes, aswell using a ESP 32 with WLED
that way you can controll said stripe even when the PC is off
I have one last question: When setting up my Desk in signalrgb, it is 2D. But my real setup is 3D. I have on my desk my keyboard, mouse and Case (left to right). On the Wall behind some stripes. I suppose I have to “project” that to 2d somehow?