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What about a H50? would be perfect in that case..

here is a diagram of what I would personally do..
That's a pretty good idea, but I dunno that I really need an H50 at the level I'm working at. It wouldn't actually be pumping all that often, and I don't imagine that's very good for it. I only boot up the big guy when I'm gaming, doing design work, or just want the big screen; I typically just use a laptop for everyday. I've pretty much decided on air-cooling because of that. Plus, I wanna save a few bucks where I can for now, so I can possibly get some better components next tax refund.

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Here's a picture of how its mounted... wish that [the case] had a bigger area behind the mobo tray to hide wires... The 212+... can be had for $25 Here...
That doesn't look as bad as I had pictured. What part of the panel does it hit, and how bad? Are you using the stock standoffs? I may end up going for that one after all at that price.
I know, I'm totally with ya (on the cable management).

I was having a look at this. I haven't researched too far into it yet, but it it seems like it could do some work. It's not too big either.

Also, to keep this from turning completely into a thread that belongs in the Air Cooling section, I never did find out about the cold cathodes. I was thinking 2x4" white or blue, but I don't know if that's enough. I just know I don't want the giant ones; they need to be easy to hide.
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That doesn't look as bad as I had pictured. What part of the panel does it hit, and how bad? Are you using the stock standoffs? I may end up going for that one after all at that price.

Yep, i'm using stock everything. It hits in the upper left hand portion of the side panel, right where the window and the metal come together, as seen in the picture. It really isn't bad, I think it just rests on the heat pipes more than anything. You just gotta be careful whenever you put on/remove the side panel to not whack em around.
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For lighting you can get LED strip lighting that you would normally use for cars. I have seen it used and it is VERY bright and will work well with tinted windows.


Or something like this:
http://www.xoxide.com/12led-striplight-blue.html
 
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LED strips are the best
Very bright tough..if you like it a little more descret get cold cathodes.
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LED strips might be alright. If they are as bright as you guys make them sound than I would imagine they'd shine through that window. Definitely would be easy to fit into the case nicely. And I know for a fact that LEDs don't produce any significant heat. I'm guessing that CCFLs might give more even light though. I'd like to hear some more about the strong and weak points on each if anybody has any threads or articles.

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