I am building for the first time a PC and I am coming to the realization that if I want to game, I have sometimes no other choice than to buy gaming parts to get the desired performance. Which makes me think: aren't like, a lot of adults into gaming? Why does everything feel so childish? Everything has colorful flashy lights, tribal decals a la 2002, military-related names (Ballistix, Predator, Tomahawk)... It feel just that, childish.
@dvicente I think I've mostly avoided it on the machine I just built; everything is matt black with black and more black :-) although the motherboard is a 'pro' varient (and costs the same as the gamer version) it still does have sockets on the board for LED strips - I just don't use it (and there will be an used 8051 derivative chip that will never have any use on my board!)
@penguin42 I think that the parts I have right now are quite OK: the motherboard still has some ugly decorations in it and the RAM sticks are covered in a metal piece shaped after a military cargo crate (really WTF), but... Well, why would anyone look at my RAM anyway? Haha
@dvicente No one is going to look at my ram because I haven't got a silly window in the side of the case; instead I've got a nice solid case with a good layer of sound dampening material.
@penguin42 I don't have a huge desk, so I went for a small form factor case with good airflow - something that is not compatible with a solid glass window on the side of it. So yes, different ways to achieve the same result and thankfully discard flashy gaming aesthetics
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