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Lian Li's Strimer Plus RGB extension cables pack up to 120 LEDs

By Hoots the Owl - on 4 Mar 2020, 9:41pm

Lian Li's Strimer Plus RGB extension cables pack up to 120 LEDs

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Lian Li has announced the Strimer Plus RGB extension cables, the successor to the original Strimer it launched back in 2018. The Strimer Plus is available as either a 24-pin or 8-pin cable, and they feature improvements to simplify the installation process and pack even more LEDs than before. 

The 24-pin Strimer Plus has a total of 120 LEDs, while the 8-pin version has 108. They measure 200mm and 300mm long respectively, and are built from 18AWG wire. 

The additional LEDs mean that the Strimer Plus is even brighter than its predecessor, and it also offers more lighting configurations than before with a choice between seven colours and 18 lighting modes. You can manage the various lighting modes using the bundled controller, but the cable can also be synchronised with your motherboard's lighting software if you want a more unified look across your setup.

In comparison, the older Strimer had just 10 lighting presets. However, it seems like Lian Li has ditched the PCIe bracket on the Strimer in favour of the controller box, which means the lighting controls are less easily accessible. 

This box will take up to two Strimer Plus cables, and it draws juice from a SATA power connector. Four buttons on the controller give you access to things like the lighting colour, speed, brightness, and pattern, but you'll have to find some place in your chassis to stow it away neatly. The controller also has an addressable RGB connection, which interfaces with your motherboard's 3-pin ARGB header via the included cable adaptor. This is how you'll sync the Strimer Plus with your motherboard, so you don't necessarily have to open up the case to fiddle with the controller.

The Strimer Plus comes in at US$59.99 for the 24-pin version, and US$39.99 for the 8-pin version. But from 3 March till 31 March, you'll be able to get the 24-pin Strimer Plus at a discounted price of US$49.99 on Newegg.