What is with PC users and their fascination with LEDs?

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  1. mulletman13 macrumors 6502a

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    Whenever I'm looking at some computer somebody built, or case designs on the internet, or anything, it always strikes me as odd that the cases feature a TON of LEDs lighting up the case.

    It isnt just some PC users, but most of them LOVE this and think it makes their computer look amazing.... whats the deal?

    Is there any scientific explanation for this?

    "OMG PUT 4 MORE LEDS ON IT, YOUR COMPUTER WILL GO MUCH FASTER"

    That seems to be a gauge of speed now, how many LEDs are on the case.

    =\

    Anybody else notice this or is it just me?
     
  2. nsutt22 macrumors regular

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    more LED's done make computers go faster? son of....!!!
     
  3. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    I think it's the same sort of people who like to put those annoying neon tubes and whatnot on the underside of their cars, or act like they're big tough racers because they saw The Fast and the Furious one too many times.
     
  4. nsutt22 macrumors regular

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    u mean Fast and the Furious - Tokyo Drift isnt the best movie ever?
     
  5. saunders45 macrumors 6502a

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    Nah... those people put those retarded mufflers on their honda civic, and suddenly " I gots street cred', cuz!"
     
  6. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Shiny makes me look fast:D


    Remember kitties the more LEDs you have the better your computer is!
     
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    "Hell yeah man, I just got a 5K LED computer. Beats the crap out of your stupid two LED-having machine!"
     
  10. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Don't forget the rear spoilers/airfoils that are big enough to stabilize and land a jumbo jet.
     
  11. iGary Guest

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    Or the mufflers....

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Tanglewood macrumors 6502a

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    My roommate freshmen year at college had a computer like that. I ended up covering it with tons of post-it notes so I could get to sleep at at night.

    T minus 10...9...8.......2...1 we have ignition!
     
  13. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    this is one of the enigmas of life. we'll just never know the answer to it. ever. ;)
     
  14. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    That's not a muffler. That's where you store your golf-clubs while you're on your way to the range.
     
  15. Applespider macrumors G4

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    There are dodgy blue LEDs all over the home electronics department - HP PCs, stereos etc

    I saw a TV recently that had such 'loud' LEDs that they'd have distracted from the TV picture. Nuts...
     
  16. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Fit a Mortar round in there..

    :eek: .
     
  17. iGary Guest

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    Or your missile launcher. :D
     
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  19. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    Ditto, it's nothing to be ashamed of, people like shiny/blinky objects. Are you gonna tell me you didn't swoon over the back of your iPod when you first got it?

    Stop hating on shiny things!:p
     
  20. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    There are some birds and small rodent sized animals with brains smaller than a walnut which also like bright shiny things ...
     
  21. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    True...:p
     
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    I'm starting to make a connection here...
     
  23. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Look - a poor man's Batmobile!
     
  24. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    :D :D :D :D
     
  25. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Really! ;)

    Houston, we have achieved orbit. :D
     

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