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  1. #1
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    XI Code RGB

    Can someone please post a picture of the RGB lighing on your XI Code board? The lines on the left of mine seem a little faded, not matching the image on the Asus web site...just trying to determine if it's normal.

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array Zammin PC Specs
    Zammin PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula
    ProcessorIntel 9900K (Conductonaut Applied)
    Memory (part number)G Skill 3200Mhz Trident Z RGB 32GB 3200Mhz CL16
    Graphics Card #1RTX 2080Ti FE
    MonitorAcer Predator XB271HU 165Hz
    Storage #1Samsung 970 EVO 2TB M.2 NVME SSD
    Storage #2Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD
    CPU CoolerEKWB Velocity RGB
    CaseLian Li PC-011 Dynamic
    Power SupplyCorsair RM1000i
    Keyboard Corsair K95 Platinum RGB
    Mouse Steel Series Rival 600
    Headset Astro A50 (Gen 2)
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    Headset/Speakers JBL LSR305 Mk II
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    I have pretty dim and not completely uniform lighting on my XI Formula as well.. I think it's a crappy RGB implementation on this gen Code and Formula. They've tried to do the light bleeding through the traces on the reflective panels and it just hasn't worked. Even on bright colours like green and blue it looks like it's barely working compared to my G Skill RGB ram and any other lighting in my case. It looks absolutely NOTHING like the page on ASUS' website where they make it look like light is gleaming through the board in all areas.

    in this video at 0:43 and 1:07 you can see that the lighting on the IO shield is dim, and the ROG eye doesn't completely light up, only spots around it are visible while others are so dark they barely look lit: That's pretty much exactly what mine looks like. Maybe see if you can find a video of the XI Code and see if the lighting looks like it does on yours.

    Given that the Code is the same underlying board as the Formula but with a different cover over the lit up areas I would say it's normal that it's dim and not uniform across the board, but it's just a cheap implementation compared to the Rampage VI Extreme which they were trying to copy. It's sad to see this kind of corner cutting (as well as the cost saving measures on the VRM, and lying about it's phase count) on expensive boards when the lighting is advertised is a major feature.

  3. #3
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    Thumbs up XI Code RGB

    Another disappointed z390 Code user here. Several challenges with the Aura RGB implementation;
    - Aura software had many issues finding the motherboard. Toying a round with several versions of the software I eventually found 1.07.36 to finally work for me.
    - The IO shield (top left) of the board has no RGB coming on at all.
    - The sections of the board (center, and ROG eye) do light up, but its barely visible with no brightness settings.
    - Trying to adjust the inidividual zones through the Aura software seemingly has no effect
    Pretty poor implementation of RGB if you're planning a striking visual appearance

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    ROG Guru: White Belt Array kens30 PC Specs
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    MotherboardAsus ROG Maximus X Code
    ProcessorCore i7 8700K 4.7avx 1.210v non-delid
    Memory (part number)G.Skill Trident Z RGB F4-3200C14D-32GTZR
    Graphics Card #1Asus ROG STRIX-GTX1070-8G-GAMING
    Sound CardSound Blaster Z
    MonitorSamsung 32inch 1080p
    Storage #1Samsung 970 pro 500gb
    Storage #2Samsung 970 evo plus 500gb 850 pro 128gb x2 + WD 8tb
    CPU CoolerCorsair H110i gt
    CaseCorsair Graphite 780T
    Power SupplyCorsair AX860 Platinum
    Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB LUX
    Mouse Logitech G pro
    OS Windows 10 pro 1909
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    I know it is a disappointment to see such high end motherboards with the RGB issue.
    Previous Z370 boards have a great RGB implementation.

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    New ROGer Array Mali\'y PC Specs
    Mali\'y PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)ACER EXTENSA 5220
    ProcessorINTEL BX80684I99900K
    Memory (part number)CORSAIR CMK16GX4M2K4400C19 (x2)
    Graphics Card #1ZOTAC ZT-T20810B-10P
    Graphics Card #2ZOTAC ZT-T20810B-10P
    Storage #1SAMSUNG MZ-V7P512BW
    Storage #2SAMSUNG MZ-V7P1T0BW
    CPU CoolerASUS ROG 90RC0020-M0UAY0
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    Mouse RAZER RZ01-01230100-R3U1
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    Just wanted to say that, as one of the owners of XI CODE, I join and confirm the very low quality of this MOBO RGB hardware.

  6. #6
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    Thumbs up Poopy RGB implementation

    Same issue. The overall RGB effect of this board is absolute rubbish.

    Either the RGB LED's are too weak, or the cover is too thick to allow for enough light to break through.

    If you have ANY other light source in your PC, the effect of the RGB is diminished severely.

    In my case, I have some Corsair LL fans, G.skill memory and a Corsair H150 all with RGB. It overpowers the motherboard lighting effects to the extent where it's barely visible.

    If my build didn't take so long to dismantle and rebuild it would have been RMA'd ages ago.

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  7. #7
    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array MrAgapiGC PC Specs
    MrAgapiGC PC Specs
    MotherboardAsus Maximus XI Code
    Memory (part number)CMK32GX4M4B3600C18
    Graphics Card #1STRIX-GTX1080ti-O8G-GAMING
    MonitorAOC AGON AG2701QX (2)
    Storage #1Samsung 960 EVO 256GB
    Storage #2Kingston Savage 500GB
    CPU CoolerNzxt X74 360mm AIO
    CaseNzxt H700
    Power SupplyEVGA 850 G2
    Keyboard Logitech G810
    Mouse Asus Spartha
    Headset Hyper X Cloud Revolver S
    Mouse Pad Hyper X Fury S 900mx420mm
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    OS Windows 10 64btis
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    same here, is dimm very. i was torn with it. i report these back in January. And is very nice since have a dual zone. there. i see it when the computer is off. At least the Aura is working for me.
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