During our tour of the Lian Li suite at CES 2020, we saw a variety of updated case designs, some impressive and others with minor tweaks. One of the more standout products at the suite was the new and improved Lian Li Strimer Plus RGB PSU cable. Updated for 2020, the Strimer Plus now has visual effects, better build quality, but with a slightly higher retail price.

Back at Computex 2018, our senior editor Dr Ian Cutress took a look at the first iteration of the Strimer, and he was dismayed at the name. Pronounced Streamer, but written as Strimer  the Western and Eastern divide on PR is far between the intended result. Fast forward to CES 2019 and what was originally a limited product, has now transitioned into its second generation, the Strimer Plus. Whether users love or hate RGB, the Strimer Plus now supports RGB visual effects due to an included RGB controller box. This box includes four buttons and doesn't intrude when compared to controllers from companies such as Thermaltake; a smaller box means less overall space used.

In addition to the 24-pin ATX RGB Strimer Plus, Lian Li also intends to sell an 8-pin PCIe version so users can not only enhance the overall RGB experience but match it up with other devices. The Lian Li Strimer Plus is certified to work with other RGB ecosystems including ASUS ROG Aura Sync, MSI's Mystic Light, ASRock's Polychrome RGB, and GIGABYTE's RGB Fusion. It can be hooked up directly into a motherboard RGB header which gives each companies software the ability to control it, or users can run it independently from the included control box.

Ignoring the Strimer (pronounced Streamer) name which is simply lost in translation between the West and East, the Strimer Plus has a recommended retail price of $60 for the 24-pin cable and $40 for the PCIe kit. The expected time frame of when the Lian Li Strimer Plus will hit retail shelves is February.

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  • rrinker - Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - link

    Has RGB finally jumped the shark?
  • DanNeely - Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - link

    Years ago. Sadly the insanity is showing no signs of stopping. :(
  • Threska - Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - link

    Haven't gotten to hard drives yet (SSDs though).
  • Billy Tallis - Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - link

    External hard drives have gone RGB.
  • thexile - Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - link

    Wrong! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnST5rA64Oc
  • inighthawki - Thursday, January 16, 2020 - link

    He specifically said "(SSDs though)" - at least in my interpretation he was saying SSDs did, but not HDDs
  • thexile - Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - link

  • Hxx - Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - link

    I thought RGB adds about 10-15% more performance depending on how many leds are lit up. Is that no longer the case ?
  • dullard - Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - link

    When you are not better than the competition, you can always add RGB lights.
  • hehatemeXX - Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - link

    How is it jumping the shark? People playing fortnite and "e-sports" aren't in the same category as a traditional geek. RGB = ****************

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