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Hello all. I'm about to buy a few cold cathodes and a couple of led light strips for example:

http://www.xoxide.com/nzxt-sleeved-led1m-blue.html
http://www.xoxide.com/cathode.html

Just to decorate up a little bit. Now my question is, would it be possible(well anything is possible) to hook all of these up to one convienent little box that i make that has switches such as maybe something like http://www.xoxide.com/ilu-mrec-rock-blue.html and that way i could control all the lights from one location and mount this box under my desk or something like that .

I'm pretty confident in my woodworking skills and i think i could make a nice little box for the switches, but my problem is wiring it all. is there any suggestions or similiar build logs i could look at for help?

Also i found these, http://www.coolerguys.com/840556092148.html, Would i be able to use those and take off that switch and re-solder the switches i want on there (for da bling factor) and maybe have all the molex connected to those switch enxtensions and running off of something like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812706011

Idk sorry if this is confusing but id appreciate some help if anyone has anything to say haha
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post #2 of 8

how about just get one of these?


24 colors, you can dim, fade, flash all with a remote....you can wire it how you like, but i have mine running thru the back of my case as it plugs into the wall...i have the disconnect right outside my case if i need to unhook for any reason.

just a thought.
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post #3 of 8
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That does look interesting, I looked into it and for what I'm planning to do it would cost a fortune in extensions and extra led strips and what not, I plan to have quite a few things hooked up to this control box. I'm working on getting some pictures up.
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allright...curious to see what you come up with!

i think the reason i went with the kit i linked is that i get tired of colors easily. since my pc is mostly white with some black inside, i let the lighting supply the color. i save so much money everytime i change my mind :-)
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I feel ya, And i did like that part of it a lot, which is the reason i looked into it more because It would be nice to have some be white and some blue (i have a blue and black theme, but sometimes a nice white accent light is better looking or more subtle than blue, haha.
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post #6 of 8
blue/black sounds nice.

right now i have that led kit supplying the bold color, but also a separate white strip cleverly placed and accenting the white cables and such. I should probably mention, my last name is Light. no joke...no wonder why i'm a fan of illumination lol
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so much plus rep. that is exactly what i was looking for. Now this will be relatively easy. Just take off that rocker switch and attach my own military switch and route through the lamptron reciever.
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