How do I control the RGB lighting in my PC?

For the most functionality and customization options, we recommend controlling the RGB lighting in your MAINGEAR PC via software. Select desktop models and configurations may also include a remote, but this method provides less control over your lighting, and is not set up as the default.

Software Control (Default - Recommended)

Each motherboard manufacturer has their own proprietary piece of software used for controlling RGB lighting. This software is typically pre-installed on your system by MAINGEAR. In the event that you need to re-download this application, we've included links below. It's important you download the software that corresponds to the motherboard brand found in your PC. To find your PCs motherboard manufacturer, you can visually identify this by looking inside your system or by referring to your original order invoice.

Within these software utilities, you'll find a host of options for controlling your RGB lights. The process is relatively self-explanatory, but if you need some assistance, we recommend following these individual guides, as provided by the motherboard manufacturer.

ASUS - How to configure your PC's RGB lighting

MSI - How to use MSI Mystic Light

Gigabyte - RGB Fusion Video Tutorial

Razer - How to use Chroma Connect

Remote Control (Select Models)

On select MAINGEAR desktop configurations, you may also have the option of controlling your system’s lighting via remote control. To do this, you may need to switch from the default software control by either pressing the “RC/MB” button on the remote, or by toggling the physical switch on the RGB/Fan hub in your PC (if included).

NOTE: Physical toggle switches were discontinued in late-2021. PCs manufactured since then all include the "RC/MB" button on the remote control.

  1. The M buttons pertain to the “Mode” of which there are multiple preset lighting options.
  2. The S buttons control the speed of the lighting effect.
  3. The brightness buttons allow you to increase or decrease the brightness to your desired setting.
  4. The color buttons change the selected lighting effect to your desired color(s).

Disclaimer: Only one method of control can be used at a time. For example, the remote will not work when the lighting is set to be controlled by software, which is what MAINGEAR recommends.

If you have any questions, or need assistance with your PC's RGB, don't hesitate to contact MAINGEAR support by emailing or by calling 908-620-9050. To ensure we can provide you with the best possible support, please have your order # handy when reaching out.

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