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Where do you put your cold cathod?

post #1 of 9
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I am having trouble deciding where it would look best in my case.... would it look best fully exposed? or what i have now, behind my rad not exposed... it isn't as bright and it just faintly glows... idk which would look better

here is how it looks as of now... where do you put it? fully exposed? or not?




i use clear tape since the velcro thingies it came with stopped working
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post #2 of 9
If i were to have one, i'd put it across the top
post #3 of 9
could add another one on the other side of the rad. i prefer to keep mine hidden. i find it looks nicer.
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post #4 of 9
Mine sits on the bottom of my case, close to the side-panel window so you can't see it but it provides sufficient illumination. I had a second one on the top of the case up against the side window as well but it stopped working and I've yet to get another.
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post #5 of 9
you sir, have a levitating side panel fan
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post #6 of 9
this is an old pic.

anyway, i had a 6-inch bulb and placed it right behind the mesh of the front bezel. turned out to be nice. i guess it depends on what case you have and other lighting present in it.

post #7 of 9
I say keep it as you have it, it looks clean and nice.

and +1 to the levitating side fan.
post #8 of 9
I have one behind my rad and one behind my hdd cages, hidden from plain sight but give off a nice glow.
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post #9 of 9
I put mine (dual bulb kit) on either side of the top fan panels, provides good even lighting.
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