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I'm in R&D on a case that I wish to design, and one thing that seems pretty popular that I have never worked with is Cold Cathode lighting. Are there screwholes on these? If there are do companies make the screwholes a uniform length / width apart? If they don't have screwholes, what is the typical way to fasten them? The side panel I'm fabricating will be modular to choose mesh with air filter and fan brackets to cool the CPU and GPU or a window over the motherboard (toolless), and I want to design a Cold Cathode mounting area for 6" and 12" bulbs on the sides and bottom. The non modular part of the side panel will be protruded in a specific design to house wiring to the contact pins between the chassis and side panel, so no wires would have to be disconnected when removing the side panel.
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post #2 of 6
Mine are velcro stick on pads.
 
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post #3 of 6
the cathode light lits come with some velcro/stickers to attach them. no screws.

I try to arrach with zip-ties or similar.
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Most people just hot glue them into place.

Do this:

http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?do=addsystem

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Thank you for the quick replies. Would you all feel comfortable with a rubber tie down with a toolless tensioner clamp holding the Cold Cathode in a vertical position?
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post #6 of 6
mine came with velcro but I found zip ties work GREAT if you have cable management holes in your case.....align the cathode with the holes and tighten it down with the zip ties.
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