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Look what these pro modders can do with a truckload of RGB fans

No Thermaltake Riing Quad fans were hurt in the writing of this story.
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It's the question of the ages: what happens when you get ten PC modders together, give them enough addressable RGB fans to be seen from space, and throw in some serious beats? The answer is of course the kind of battle royal that I'd happily watch on prime time television. Luckily you don't have to sit through round after round of gratuitous back story, and heartstring-tugging nonsense, you can jump straight to the action and see what the winners have created right here (opens in new tab). Turn your sound up, you can thank me later. Oh and epileptics, be warned, this is definitely not for you.

Spoiler time: Australia's Corey Gregory took home the top spot, with his colorful display. All the entrants from the top three featured are pretty impressive, but it's clear to see why Corey took home the big prize. I think. It isn't just the fame either, he scooped $3,500 for his hard work. In fact it's worth checking out the official website (opens in new tab) for more information on all the participants, it's an impressive site for sure.

Obviously this is all a publicity stunt for Thermaltake, as it was that company's software and fans that were being tortured in time to music, but there's clearly a craft involved, and given that the software for controlling fan lighting isn't always the easiest thing in the world, a good smattering of patience is needed as well. If you want to create your own lighting competition, then you'll want to get in some of those sweet, sweet Riing Quad fans (opens in new tab)

Alan has been writing about PC tech since before 3D graphics cards existed, and still vividly recalls having to fight with MS-DOS just to get games to load. He fondly remembers the killer combo of a Matrox Millenium and 3dfx Voodoo, and seeing Lara Croft in 3D for the first time. He's very glad hardware has advanced as much as it has though, and is particularly happy when putting the latest M.2 NVMe SSDs, AMD processors, and laptops through their paces. He has a long-lasting Magic: The Gathering obsession but limits this to MTG Arena these days.