I always have the lights turned off. At initial power up this is pretty much the default startup setting until I run Cam and Asus for my lighting profiles.
I never compiled boxes for the entire build all together. This was the first order I made. Afterwards, pieces just slowly trickled in, little by little.
Having had an accident that injured me greatly, I needed a computer to help ease the stress off of my mind. I traveled a lot and an ASUS ROG laptop was my main. Ended up playing some games with less than satisfying frames. Then began the fun. Piece by piece. I started this build around February of 2017 and finally finished it before new years (2019). It was a terrible time to build this because prices were heavily inflated. I purchased everything except my gpu bnib. I could have saved a ton of money by shopping smarter but I wanted to have the box pile showing the setup.