You’ve just finished building your perfect RGB computer case lighting setup, and now you’re ready to show it off. The only problem is that all of the available red, green, and blue fans come with preset lighting settings (yellow, purple, etc.). How do you get them to display different shades of primary colors so that your white, blue, and black components look exactly as you want them? Fortunately, there are several ways to change RGB fan color. Fortunately, there are several ways to change RGB fan color. One way is to use the remote control for the lights. This will allow you to switch between different light modes at the press of a button rather than having to reach around back or crawl under your desk again every time you want a different look. Another option is controlling the lights manually with a switch or buttons on the front of your case or remote app software on your computer.
How To Change RGB Fan Color
- First, you’ll want to determine what color you want your fans to display. You can select between red, blue, or green. If you are unsure of which color would look best for your case setup, go with blue. It is a good neutral color that works well with most cases and components. If you want the fans to display a rainbow of colors, however, you can use the RGBW LED fans – they will display white and any combination of red, green, and blue lights.
- Once you know what color you want your fans to display, it’s time to purchase the specific LED fan that will display that color. The following links provide a wide variety of different colored LED fan options for your computer case setup:
- Next thing is to install the LED fan in place of the old non-RGB fan (if applicable). There are two methods to do this: adhesive mounting or cable management mounting method. While there are pros and cons to each, I recommend the adhesive mounting method for most cases. It will keep the LED fan in place and, if you choose to swap out fans down the road, it will give you a clean look and easier access.
- Once the fan is installed, you need to make sure that the connections are secure. An RGB LED fan has four wires: ground (black), 5V (red), signal (green), and power (blue). If your computer case doesn’t support RGB lighting, then use a standard color-coded wire instead of RGB – black/red/yellow/white/blue. This should be sufficient for most case setups as most cases have at least one blue wire in their motherboard connections. If this is your first time using an RGB LED fan, however, you may have some trouble finding these wires in your case connections – they are usually hidden behind a black plastic panel or underneath other components on your motherboard tray.
Manual RGB Fan Color Change
- For manual RGB fan color change, you’ll need to use a computer with remote control software and a remote app for your computer. If your case does not have RGB lighting, you can download a remote control app for your smartphone or tablet.
- With the remote app and computer connected, connect the USB cable from the fan to the computer’s USB port.
- On the remote app or on your computer screen, go to settings and select “RGB” settings. Enter RGB settings mode by pressing and holding down both buttons of your desired color (example: blue button) until you see “RGB Settings Mode” appear on the screen.
Using A Remote Control
- Locate the RGB LED light strip in your computer’s case. This is usually located either on the front of your case or at the back. Underneath your computer may be a small controller box that allows you to control all of the RGB lights in your case.
- Connect one end of an RGB cable from a remote control to the controller box and connect one end of an RGB cable from each RGB LED light strip to the controller box as well. If you are using multiple strips, connect additional cables to each separate strip if necessary.
- Download and install a remote app on your computer (or use the mobile app). The remote app will allow you to control all of the LEDs in your case without having to go back and forth between different rooms or locations. You can also program them so that they turn off automatically after a certain time period if you don’t want them on at all times, such as when you are sleeping or away from home.
- Once the app is installed, open it and connect to your computer. The remote app should list all of the lights in your case. Select the one you want to control, and click “Connect” to get started.
- The remote app will display all of the available lighting modes that you can use with each of your RGB LED light strips. Choose the one you want, and then click “Connect” to save it as a favorite for future use. If you want more than one lighting mode on a single strip, simply repeat this process for each lighting setting that you want to set up, saving each as a favorite in turn. For example, if you wanted three different settings for a single strip, you would choose three different colors (red, green, and blue) from the first page in Step 3 above and then do Step 4 for each color (red-purple-blue) until all of them were saved as favorites at of the RGB LED strips in your case and allow you to choose which lights you want to control. If your computer doesn’t have an app, you can still use a remote control to change the color of your fans.
Do You Have Any Tips For People Who Want To Change Their Fan Colors?
- Use RGB LED strip lights.
- Use a remote control or software to change the colors.
- Go to the motherboard manufacturer’s website and look at their documentation on how to change the colors.
- Buy a hardware store RGB LED strip light kit and modify the case to fit.
- There is a software application called “Real-time RGB” that you can use on your computer to change the colors of your fans.
- Buy a separate RGB LED light kit that can be plugged into the motherboard.
- Buy a remote control and software to change colors from your computer.
- Modify the case to fit RGB LED strips, or use remote control and software for your computer.
- Use an external cable to control fans from your motherboard if you have a motherboard with integrated RGB LEDs (most do).
The RGB lighting is a great feature to add to your computer case. It not only looks cool but it also helps keep your components cool. RGB fans are available in both low- and high-end cases, and there are several ways to change the colors. One option is to manually unplug the fan and plug it back in with a different color wire. Another option is to use a dedicated software program to customize the colors. The best option is to use a remote control with a multicolor controller or a smartphone app or an IR remote.