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How we built the Ultimate Neon RGB Gaming/Vlogging Setup

5th March 2021




Some say RGB lighting setups are the marmite of the PC world...you either love them or hate them. Here at Box, we are certainly the former as we are huge fans of all things RGB. This is why we've decided to upgrade our vlogging or gaming set up by kitting it out with everything neon, glowing and RGB! 


In this blog post, we'll talk you through all the awesome lighting and PC accessories we have used to get our fun and funky neon lighting setup as well as why these products have made the top spot, so you know how to get the best RGB set up for your gaming or vlogging room!



Wall and desk lighting:

The best way to really kick your setup up a notch is colourful ambient lighting, we used the Philips Hue Play Light Bars and Lightstrip which came together in a handy double pack. We chose these because they have over 16 million colours and over 50,000 shades that can be easily customised through the app. 



We think the app is brilliant, as not only can you choose from the wide array of colours available, you can also use Hue Labs to download a range of pre-set lighting scenes. Some of the latest additions include the 'spring garden scene' which displays the sweet colours of springtime and the 'color of love scene' which brings forward the beauty of warm whites. So no matter what mood we are in, we can be sure there will be a light setting to match.

The Philips Hue Play Bars and LED Strips have been a true game-changer for us, as the colours are unbelievably bright and bold. The LED strip, in particular, stood out compared to your average LED strips in terms of the quality of the materials used and the incredible glow it gave off that really lit up our room. We also added a generic table lamp to add an extra dimension and give another little pop of colour.



PC Components

We've had our PC built by the legends at CUBE who have crafted a beautiful and powerful PC for us!




In terms of design, we chose a white case as it breaks up our majority black set up, and a tempered glass panel because of course you want to be able to see what's inside! You can also have an acrylic panel but we feel glass looks seriously premium in comparison.


We've chosen Corsair's CPU coolers and fans because they have advanced RGB lighting which can be controlled through the ICUE software.


Here we have Corsair's RGB DDR4 16GB RAM which allows us to effortlessly game and multitask with beautiful luminance.


Finally, we have the ASUS ROG STRIX RX5700XT-O8G GPU and AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8 Core CPU because the ASUS packs a powerful processing punch and the AMD gives excellent graphics, overall really enhancing our gaming experience.


Fancy designing your own RGB PC? Check out our blog for more detail on how to do so!


Monitor 

This gaming monitor complements our set up with its as it has bright and colourful gaming lights in a colour wheel at the back. This added a lovely little glow to our setup when the lights were off. 




The AOC Agon is an incredible gaming monitor, with specs like a 165hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and 120% SRGB coverage…this monitor was the perfect choice for our epic PC gaming setup. 


Keyboard

Now we have a beautiful RGB PC and a monitor to match, it's all down to the finishing touches which will really upgrade your setup.



We've used the SteelSeries Apex Pro which has dynamic per-key RGB and offers millions of colour options that can be customised in a wide range of patterns, from breathing rainbow across the board to solid colours for your most-used keys.


In addition to it's lighting features, it's hybrid mechanical gaming switches feel really tactile and it's handy wrist rest makes long gaming sessions or typing super comfortable!


Mouse

We kept our mouse in line with our keyboard by using the SteelSeries Rival 600 as it has gorgeous customisable RGB all over, and the lighting can be synced up with the keyboard. 



This mouse is also pretty awesome as it's truemove optical sensor delivers true 1 to 1 tracking, whilst the optical depth sensor gives an incredibly accurate lift-off distance detection. And with a guaranteed 60 million clicks and 256 weight configurations... this mouse was a no brainer! 


Headphones

Our SteelSeries collection wouldn't be complete without the headphones to match. Here we have the SteelSeries Arctis 5, which have Prism 5 illumination that gave a beautiful glow to our headset, again this can be synced with the keyboard and mouse through the SteelSeries Engine software. 



This headset also has DTS Headphone:X 2.0 Surround sound which gives incredibly sharp and immersive audio. When you combine this with its Clearcast microphone which deliver studio-quality voice quality and background noise cancellation, you've got the perfect colourful headphones for gamers, vloggers, podcasters and streamers!



Mousepad

For our mousepad, we have the Razer RZ02-0250 which has Razer Chroma. This gives a full spectrum of 16.8 million colours which can of course be personalised in any shade you like. In addition to this, you can even set it to light up in sync with in-game alerts! 


This mousepad also gives really good tracking and control as it's optimised for all sensitivity settings and the micro-textured cloth surface gives both speed and control. Who would have thought a mousepad could be so impressive!




So there you have it, the ultimate guide on how to set up the best RGB gaming room or neon vlogging room! We hope you have enjoyed this article and feel free to check out our Box Blogs to find more similar content such as 5 DIY Natural Cleaners and 5 Ways to stay entertained using your smart speaker!






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