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    alphamachine PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS Strix X570-E Gaming
    Processor3900X @ 4.3GHz all-core / 1.3 vcore
    Memory (part number)Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 32GB 3600 C18 (CMW32GX4M2Z3600C18)
    Graphics Card #1EVGA RTX 2080 Super
    MonitorLG 34UC79G-B 34" 21:9 144Hz
    Storage #1Sabrent 500GB PCIe4 NVMe M.2
    Storage #2Samsung 860 2TB / WD Black 6TB
    CPU CoolerEnermax LiqMax III 360 AIO
    CasePhanteks Enthoo Evolv X (Black)
    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA 850 G3
    Keyboard Corsair K95 RGB Platinum
    Mouse Logitech G502 Hero
    Headset Mic: Audio-Technica AT2035PK
    Mouse Pad Perixx DX-2000
    Headset/Speakers Truth B2031A / Philips SHP9500
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    Thumbs up Why Such Limited RGB Control in Aura / Armory Crate?

    So, coming into this RGB thing, especially with addressable RGB, one might expect a little too much. But even then, ASUS' RGB software is seriously lacking, and in a lot of cases, some of the effects just don't do what they should. For example, when selecting Rainbow > Gradient, and then limiting the color to the blue and purple section of the wheel and then applying it, the effect is still full on rainbow, all of the colors represented. It just doesn't work. Nor was I able to get Aura to pick up my Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro RAM, even with the Corsair/Aura plugin installed.

    I mean, what's the point in having ARGB if the only thing that really works properly is basic rainbow effect or a single static color? Comet? Broken. It does this insanely fast (a millisecond) flash of color on the back IO section and the water block, and then goes blank for a full couple of seconds, then flashes quickly again. Doesn't do anything on the rest of the ARGB strips. Flash and Dash? Nothing at all. Completely blank.

    This is all on a fresh install of Windows 10 1909 / Aura Sync software (not Armory Crate), with the ASUS Strix X570-E Gaming motherboard with the latest BIOS, the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv X case with ARGB lighting, Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro RAM (ARGB as well), and Enermax LiqMax III ARGB 360 AIO. Honestly, the software just sucks and I wish someone would make a universal ARGB software suite with advanced ARGB settings that is built around the ability for others to program plugins for it for their hardware.

    And what I want to be able to do with my addressable RGB lighting is fade across the length of a strip or a series of fans from one color to another, no animations, no movement, just a SOLID gradient, or apply individual colors to each LED, or sections of LED's. I'd like to be able to select a portion of the strip, apply a color, select another portion, apply a different color, etc. Addressable RGB is capable of this. So, why isn't the software?

    For example, my Enthoo Evolv X case has a thin line of LED lighting along the length of the PSU shroud, and I'd like to be able to start with one color and end with another along that line.

    Think ASUS will ever bother with something like this? I feel like they probably won't. It's almost like they just added the basic effects that every other manufacturer has just to be able to say they have RGB software, whether it's functionally acceptable or not. And I would just hang it up with ASUS' RGB software all together, simply because iCUE is a fantastic software suite that manages to function properly across a wide array of hardware, yet Corsair refuses to incorporate addressable RGB control into it. Yet another deadend.

    At this point, I kinda wish I had gone with a different motherboard manufacturer, because while ASUS might be a bit of a step up from Gigabyte in terms of software, it all still feels really clunky and poorly thought-out.

    Story of our lives, eh?
    Last edited by alphamachine; 04-26-2020 at 05:18 AM.

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    ROG Enthusiast Array Sydneyblue PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)MSI GT73VRE TITAN
    MotherboardAsus Z390 Maximus XI HERO
    ProcessorI9 9900k
    Memory (part number)Hyper Predator 16gb 3200
    Graphics Card #12080ti Strix non OC
    MonitorHP OMEN 27 GSYNC 165hz
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    The software causes performance issues in game i dont even use it

    9900k Asus Maximus XI 32GB Hyper X Predator 2080ti Strix non OC Lian Li Lancool 2 White ROG Thor 850

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    New ROGer Array alphamachine PC Specs
    alphamachine PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS Strix X570-E Gaming
    Processor3900X @ 4.3GHz all-core / 1.3 vcore
    Memory (part number)Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 32GB 3600 C18 (CMW32GX4M2Z3600C18)
    Graphics Card #1EVGA RTX 2080 Super
    MonitorLG 34UC79G-B 34" 21:9 144Hz
    Storage #1Sabrent 500GB PCIe4 NVMe M.2
    Storage #2Samsung 860 2TB / WD Black 6TB
    CPU CoolerEnermax LiqMax III 360 AIO
    CasePhanteks Enthoo Evolv X (Black)
    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA 850 G3
    Keyboard Corsair K95 RGB Platinum
    Mouse Logitech G502 Hero
    Headset Mic: Audio-Technica AT2035PK
    Mouse Pad Perixx DX-2000
    Headset/Speakers Truth B2031A / Philips SHP9500
    OS Windows 10 1909
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    Right. I keep it set to a solid color, so it only takes up about 2% of my CPU usage (3900X) from what I can tell.

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