Best overall

NZXT Hue+

Hue+

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NZXT is an obvious option when it comes to case modding and, in particular, case lighting. The company's Hue+ solution is an expensive choice ($60) when compared to competitors' lighting products, but it's a sound package that will get you lighting up the insides of your chassis in no time at all.

Bottom line: If you're looking for the most comprehensive package, look no further than NZXT's Hue+ offering.

One more thing: It works well with the company's CAM PC management software.

Why NZXT Hue+ is the best LED lighting option for PCs

What makes Hue+ worth the price is the ease-of-use and overall experience installing it. Dishing out a full $60 will reward you with a controller module, two strips of LEDs and all necessary extras to get the unit installed and running. The strips are great because not only can they be attached with double-sided tape but they have built-in magnets. That means you don't need to use tape and can simply attach them to the case.

The controller module itself isn't just a white box with an ugly label. It's a stylish black box with angled sides and looks great when showcased. If you'd rather not leave it out for everyone to see, it's small enough to be hidden. As for the strips themselves, thanks to the magnets it's easy to tuck the lighting away from sight and enjoy a strong color range without being blinded by LEDs.

The only downside we came up with was the molex connector. This is the norm for lighting setups that only need the PSU for power, bu it is a bummer when you're rocking SATA drives and don't require molex cabling. Luckily, it's possible to pick up a SATA-to-molex adapter for next to nothing. Overall, it's a fantastic investment and makes the job simple.

Colorful

Thermaltake LUMI

Thermaltake LUMI

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Thermaltake's solution to take on NZXT isn't quite as good and is still fairly pricey ($42.40). Instead of being controlled by software, you need to ensure you have access to the controller module if you want to make frequent changes. The LEDs themselves are bright and can be configured to a degree to achieve a specific effect.

Bottom line: Thermaltake's lighting solution comes with magnets and adhesive, and it has bright LEDs but unfortunately there are limited customization options.

One more thing: It has three modes: fade, flash and single color.

Affordable

DeepCool RGB350

DeepCool RGB350

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DeepCool's RGB350 is a basic kit that allows you to attach magnetic strips to the insides of the case and use a controller to change colors and modes from afar. It's a reliable solution once it is installed and has a variety of basic configurations. There's no support for software, nor can you choose a custom color, but for $20, you really shouldn't expect anything other than the bare minimum.

Bottom line: It's affordable and magnetic, but it isn't feature-rich.

One more thing: You should remember to align the receiver correctly for the remote.

Ready-to-go

Tingkam RGB 5050

Tingkam RGB 5050

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A somewhat affordable kit is the RGB 5050 by Tingkam. Two strips are included, alongside an SATA connector, and control module (with receiver). Magnets and adhesive are included for various applications. Much like the DeepCool kit, a remote control is used to configure the output.

Bottom line: If you just want a basic setup that has everything you need to get started with SATA connectors, you can't go wrong with Tingkam's RGB 5050 kit.

One more thing: Comes with an SATA connector for instant plug 'n' play.

Conclusion

There are numerous products available that will add some form of lighting to your PC, but when it comes to kits we feel our selection here covers the ones you'd want to consider. They can be inexpensive yet lack certain features, or they can cost a bomb but allow for incredible levels of customization. It all comes down to what you want and how much you're willing to spend.

NZXT's Hue+ lighting setup isn't cheap, but it is a great package with full support for the company's CAM software.

Best overall

NZXT Hue+

Hue+

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NZXT is an obvious option when it comes to case modding and, in particular, case lighting. The company's Hue+ solution is an expensive choice ($60) when compared to competitors' lighting products, but it's a sound package that will get you lighting up the insides of your chassis in no time at all.

Bottom line: If you're looking for the most comprehensive package, look no further than NZXT's Hue+ offering.

One more thing: It works well with the company's CAM PC management software.