The Asus ROG RGB LED strips are fairly expensive, are these strips replaceable with a different RGB LED strip such as this one? If not, what am I looking for in a less expensive replacement? I see that my second option is not magnetic, but I assume I can find a magnetic strip to attach it with? They are the same price but the asus strip is 2ft for $30 compared to the other one at 16ft for $30 (and apparently I can cut it anywhere in the strip).


  • They draw a different amount of power
  • Brightness difference
  • Not compatible with asus aura sync software

Motherboard manual

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Magnetic strips are the least of your worries as they are easily found with a web search on rubber+magnetic+strip. SMD 5050 LED strips are also pretty easy to get and the impedance at 5VDC is common. However, you will need the 3-pin addressable header connector Asus uses, so I would find a real live electronics store, take a picture of the header from the last link, and see what you can find.

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  • The one I linked says 5VDC and has a 3pin connector. Will that be problematic in terms of destroying the lights? Or will it not be bright? – Jordan.J.D Sep 11 '18 at 22:32
  • Amended, see above – K7AAY Sep 12 '18 at 15:27
  • I found magnetic strips amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZHB9M6A 10ft long and the same width as the led strip I found. I also linked the motherboard manual to my post, what adapter would I need to use? I asked a question on amazon and the seller said the strip is compatible with aura sync. I also noticed I have two different RGB header types: Addressable RGB header (4-1 pin ADD_HEADER) and RGB headers (4-pin RGB_HEADER1-2), which of these should I be connecting to? – Jordan.J.D Sep 12 '18 at 18:01
  • I would find a real live electronics store, take the headers or a good picture of them, and see what you can find. – K7AAY Sep 18 '18 at 17:59

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