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Hey everyone, I'm working on a case mod where I want to install LED's under my mobo shining outwards, with a 1/2" strip of frosted acrylic bordering the mobo to diffuse the light.

Rough idea below

View is looking at the underside of the mobo from side panel. I'll" be using a FT02, hence the rotated mobo.

The problem I have is, I've got about 1/4" (6mm), the mobo standoff height, to fit the LED lighting under.

I've been looking at strip and flex LED strips but none of them mention height in specs.

Some ex. I've been looking at.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=25253
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...475913da754c04

So my question is does anyone use above or similar lighting kits and know the height, or know of a solution that'll work?

Second question is, does anyone know a source for frosted white acrylic? 1/4" thick with one dimension at least 13" preferably. Something like a 12"x24" sheet would work. Places I can find it online only seem to sell in bulk and I don't actually need that much.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 3
I'm doing something similar in my build, but haven't started on the lighting yet.

As far as the acrylic, since you only need a small amount, I would suggest checking with a local sign/trophy shop or a local plastics shop. You will save on shipping and get just what you need since it is a small amount.

If you can't find a local plastics guy, ask the local sign guy . . . he most likely gets his acrylic locally for custom stuff too.

Also if you want to do any etching or designs in the panels - make sure you get CAST acrylic. Cast will allow the laser etching to do the frosted look.

Post pics when you are done!
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Yea, I'll start a work log once I get started. I'm still in the planning/is this even feasible stage =p.

Thanks for the acrylic advice though! Problem of living in New York City, so many shops here you can't actually find the one you need lol.
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