ASUS goes all-in with RGB LEDs and Aura Sync

ASUS wants you to outshine the competition with its Aura Sync products.

Published Mar 5, 2017 4:59 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST
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We all know that fully decked out gaming PCs with RGB LEDs are all the rage right now - ASUS has a big following as it is with its hugely popular lineup of motherboards, graphics cards, and more - now has Aura Sync.

ASUS Aura Sync can take control of all of your Aura-enabled ASUS products, so if you have the new ROG Maximus IX Formula alongside the new ROG STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-GAMING graphics card - and RGB LED strips, Aura Sync handles it in one easy spot.

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There are 9 control schemes to play around with, so if you want it plain you can set it to 'Static' which is always-on with RGB LEDs - but there are plenty of modes for a fully custom look if you've got a full arsenal of Aura-ready ASUS products. If you're a music fan but love the style of ASUS hardware and peripherals, you can set Aura Sync to 'Music effect' where the RGB LEDs will pulse to the beat of your tunes.

For gamers, there's the 'Temperature' option which is self explanatory - but with a twist, as it will change the colors of your Aura-based RGB LEDs as the temperature of your CPU and GPU loads increase - not this, is awesome.

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ASUS isn't greedy with Aura Sync, meaning you don't have to have all ASUS products to benefit - as there are many case manufacturers like InWin, NZXT, and Phanteks, Deep Cool, and BitFenix. RGB LED strips with Aura Sync tech are available from CableMod, Phanteks, Deep Cool, BitFenix, SilverStone, Nanoxia, and Akasa.

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When it comes to cooling, there are only 3 products with Aura Sync - an Akasa fan, EKWB waterblock for an ASUS motherboard, and CoolerMaster fans. Memory and storage are included, with GeIL, Zadak511, and G.Skill - while the storage with Aura Sync comes in the form of an SSD from Zadak511.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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