Review: Corsair iCUE LS100 Monitor Back Lighting Kit

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Today we're presenting the Corsair iCUE LS100, a kit that brings some smooth and vibrant lighting to the back of your monitors for an immersive experience, you might even call it a bit of ambi-lighti...

    Review: Corsair iCUE LS100 Monitor Back Lighting Kit
     
  2. Cplifj

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    OMG, corsair turning into BS. More crap that won't work in most cases because...iCue or is it iBug.
     
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  3. Silva

    Silva Master Guru

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    Only idiots keep buying RGB BS.
    I want to buy some fans for my new PC case and guess what: other than the ugly noctua poop fans, nothing good exists without RGB and the mess of controllers...
     
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    I quite like the idea of ambient light from the game you're playing to make it more immersive.

    Any chance you could show us a video of it when a game is playing Hilbert?

    Also, is there any hit to performance? I guess somehow it has to average the screen colour on gpu, or cpu?
     

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    This is exactly the kind of product I've been waiting and wanting. <3 I have a closed pc case and dislike RGB stuff but ambient lights for immersion? This is how it should be done. I didn't like previous products for the same function.
     
  6. Irenicus

    Irenicus Master Guru

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    That's actually not true at all. There are plenty of brands of coolers and what not that have no RGB. I have one such cooler in my case right now. And it's a high performing one too, an H7.
     
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    I've known for years corsair has been diversifying their product line, this is the first time it's hit me that corsair is no longer mainly a computer memory company.
     
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    insp1re2600 Master Guru

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    one line youre saying only idiots buy rgb, next youre saying without rgb its ugly or not good, conflicting?

    nothing wrong with the chromax line as an alternative.
     
  9. nhanphan1990

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    Do your homework...

    Noctua has this called "chromax".
    Fractal design makes solid case fans, and they're non RGB. Bequiet is another option. Most RGB fans are not that good actually, save for the corsair ML.

    "nothing good exists without RGB and the mess of controllers"
    Did I tell you to do your homework before jumping in?
     
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    The cryorig H7 right? Built one with this cooler for my friend some time ago. I only worked with noctua air cooler before, I was impressed with the build quality and the performance of the h7
     

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    Stryfex Member Guru

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    Imagine the hill you want to die on to insult people and products is the "it's hard to buy fans without colored lights on them" hill
     
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    reno_skychaser Ancient Guru

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    I mean.... looks nice, but lets discuss a 75% "Seriously?" discount. $120....

    You could literally just buy a second monitor and set it up facing the wall for that price and get the same effect.
     
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    If some of you are like me and like some light behind the monitor to ease your viewing experience at night - just buy a cheap desk lamp
     
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    :rolleyes: You already got some tips from the other guys, add Phanteks fans to that.
     
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    Hey, rgb looks great and it runs faster. :p
     
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    This looks cool, I already have RGB lighting at the back of my monitor (static colour), which makes a huge difference. Completely agree that it reduces eye fatigue. Turning it off and just using the monitor as is, now feels really weird!

    However I'm concerned over having to use iCUE, I really don't like it, I know the new versions are better but still buggy and I still find it annoying to use.

    Also if the CPU is at 100% the frame rate of the RGB affects drops and stutters. I can see it on my H115i CPU Block, fans and my Corsair Keyboard. Not really a problem in everyday gaming mind but still worth mentioning as I do notice it in Gears 5 as that consumes 100% CPU during loading screens
     
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    I'm suprised they are pushing the iCUE name on their products with the shitshow that it is if you google that name.

    Only last night i wondered why my GPU was up at 90 degrees, to see in the case that icue hadnt initiated the fans on my GPU AIO and had left them off.

    Fantastic Software.
     
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    Exact same problems I had, even with the latest versions. I also had issues where fans would spin up normally as heat ramped up but then would randomly just drop speed back to idle or off and stay there while the CPU was at 100% and just got hotter and hotter.

    Absolute junk software, it always has been, even worse before they re-branded it
     
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  19. Silva

    Silva Master Guru

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    I meant case fans, coolers there are still plenty with decent performance and good fans.
    I can't find fans I like, either performance and reviews are bad or the mess of cables put me off.
    What I meant to say is that good performing models, or at least what I've been looking for, all come with a cluster of cables that I can't even plug anywhere on my motherboard. The companies have invested on RGB and controllers while I just want a simple good looking and performing fan. I'm sorry if I can't make myself clear.
    "Most RGB fans are not that good actually" Exactly my point: we are paying for RGB and a crap fan.
    I am looking for months, it gets tiring and frustrating as all I find are RGB with no input to my MB lol. I just want decent fans.
    Thanks for the suggestions, I'll look into it. I also have to see if they're available on my country.
    I hear you brother!
     
  20. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    @Silva If you haven't run into Noctua, be quiet, or Phanteks when, "looking for good case fans" I seriously doubt you have even looked at all. Just admit you came into this thread just to talk $hit about RGB (a feature that literally gives the end user choices).

    You know if you don't like RGB just don't buy it. THERE ARE PLENTY OF OPTIONS WITHOUT IT.
     
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