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Wellllll. I certainly screwed up today. I ordered the Spectre Pro Red/White LED fans for my computer because of "on the fly light switching", unbenounced to me, the LED voltage is supplied through the 3 pin connector and the LED power wire is just a cable that completes a circuit. Not only can I not modify the connectors to work with the LED connectors on the controller without melting the fan and controller, I cannot use the fan controller otherwise I get a flashing LED seizure show inside my computer....

Is there really ANYTHING that compares to the stock fans? Or am I just screwed ?

:\

Edit: I am trying to go for an N7/Mass Effect theme here but so far it's been nothing short of a disaster.
Edited by raidmaxGuy - 4/9/14 at 6:42pm
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Wellllll. I certainly screwed up today. I ordered the Spectre Pro Red/White LED fans for my computer because of "on the fly light switching", unbenounced to me, the LED voltage is supplied through the 3 pin connector and the LED power wire is just a cable that completes a circuit. Not only can I not modify the connectors to work with the LED connectors on the controller without melting the fan and controller, I cannot use the fan controller otherwise I get a flashing LED seizure show inside my computer....

Is there really ANYTHING that compares to the stock fans? Or am I just screwed ?

:\

Edit: I am trying to go for an N7/Mass Effect theme here but so far it's been nothing short of a disaster.

many things you can do.

1a rewire the leds to not pull off of the fan
1b power, get a proper fan controler

2 you can use a relay to change colors
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What is the easiest way to modify the LEDs under the power etc buttons? I've seen 2 diff ways... one guy went n actually replaced each individual light and re soldered them... another actually broke the part of the PCB off and just put some green LED light strips there lol
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many things you can do.

1a rewire the leds to not pull off of the fan
1b power, get a proper fan controler

2 you can use a relay to change colors

The "proper" fan controller for these fans is none other than the BitFenix Recon, which is freaking $50, proprietary crap at it's finest....

Not sure what you mean by a relay, all I really wanted was the ability to turn the LEDs on and off, what I expected these fans to be able to do with the stock controller.

Rewiring the LEDs is not exactly a straight up job either...
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many things you can do.

1a rewire the leds to not pull off of the fan
1b power, get a proper fan controler

2 you can use a relay to change colors

The "proper" fan controller for these fans is none other than the BitFenix Recon, which is freaking $50, proprietary crap at it's finest....

Not sure what you mean by a relay, all I really wanted was the ability to turn the LEDs on and off, what I expected these fans to be able to do with the stock controller.

Rewiring the LEDs is not exactly a straight up job either...

a proper fan controller does not pulse the volts, it turns them down.
this one quickly turns on and off the 12v hence why you see the leds pulsing

a potentiometer would turn the voltage down and no pulsing would happen, just dimmer leds

relay is very easy and i can help you with that anytime, relatively cheap too
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Wow, I must say that I'm jealous of how big your desk is! Right now, I'm stuck between either buying a bigger desk or a 3 monitor stand. frown.gif

I also see you have a pretty good sound system hooked up to your PC. Just curious, is it a 4.1, 5.1, or a 7.1 surround sound system? Are you using a sound card?

The red LEDs on the Republic of Gamers logo on your motherboard look good in your red themed case. I turned these red LEDs off on my motherboard in the BIOs, didn't want it looking like Chrismas inside my PC.

Thanks man! Actually it was a table for two computers with some dividers/columns haha, but then I removed those when I upgraded my pc to surround/eyefinity.

Yes it is an Altec Lansing 251 5.1 Surround Speakers. biggrin.gif Probably it's already 7-9 years old but the sound quality is still kicking smile.gif
I'm using my onboard sound card btw and I think it works pretty well

Thanks! I also thought of that before putting any leds into my pc, I don't want my PC to look like a disco ball or christmas too haha

I just saw your Rig and your Stryker's lighting just ate mine! awesome setup you got there!
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Originally Posted by OdinValk View Post

What is the easiest way to modify the LEDs under the power etc buttons? I've seen 2 diff ways... one guy went n actually replaced each individual light and re soldered them... another actually broke the part of the PCB off and just put some green LED light strips there lol

Personally, I find soldering to be easier even though technically I didn't solder mine in place. Luckily for me the LED positive and ground wires were able to make good contact with the board so I simply bent the LED wires 90 degrees and electrical taped them down.

I have seen the rig with the broken off board with the LED strip and to me that's crazy! I've seen a couple rigs where guys put black electrical tape over the tiny, red, surface mounted LEDs on the fan controller to make them unnoticeable (instead of removing them with a soldering iron) and then had individual pre-wired LEDs running off of a molex connection taped down over the covered up red ones.

Just depends on how you want to do it and if you want some of the LEDs on I/O panel to still be functional.

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Thanks man! Actually it was a table for two computers with some dividers/columns haha, but then I removed those when I upgraded my pc to surround/eyefinity.

Yes it is an Altec Lansing 251 5.1 Surround Speakers. biggrin.gif Probably it's already 7-9 years old but the sound quality is still kicking smile.gif
I'm using my onboard sound card btw and I think it works pretty well

Thanks! I also thought of that before putting any leds into my pc, I don't want my PC to look like a disco ball or christmas too haha

I just saw your Rig and your Stryker's lighting just ate mine! awesome setup you got there!

Ah, a 5.1 sound system, that's better than mine. I'm using an old 4.1 stereo surround sound system that I bought back in '95 or '96. I used to use it to play Nintendo 64 and Playstation 2 games years ago. It was cool back then, even though it worked off of left and right channel audio. It's had better days, but I'm just amazed that the old system still works.

Thanks for the compliment on my lighting. Pretty soon, I'll be adding a bit of purple to go with this green. I'm trying to base my theme around the Decepticon General known as "Devastator". Here's one of my reference pics I'm using for inspiration: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Devastator (5 or 6 Constructicons)
The team's combined form of Devastator is brutality in its purest form—his sole purpose is to destroy anything and everything that gets in his way.
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SSD: OCZ Vector 128G x 2 HDD: Toshiba 3TB Hard Disk Drive  LG Blu-Ray Burner  Phanteks PH-TC14PE 140mm UFB CPU Cooler 
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BitFenix Spectre Pro 200mm Windows 8 Professional ASUS VG248QE 24" 144Hz 1ms LED Backlight 3D LC... Cyborg V.7 
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Logisys Acrylic Case Feet w/ Green LEDs and PCI... Corsair Professionally Individually Sleeved Mod... 2 x Transformer Decepticon Black Aluminum Emblems Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort 1.2 Cables x 3 
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What kind of watercooling kits or configurations would you recommend for this case? I know the top can fit a three fan rad but it's limited to 2 push, 3 pull, or vice versa.

     
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Can anyone tell me if the Storm Syryker can have 3 120MM fans in the front? if so will I need to buy another HDD cage to do it? I know I will probably loose optical drives but I don't use them anyways. I just bought the case and it should be delivered late next week
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Anyone able to give me some more information about optimal radiator size and placements? I read the posts from the OP's just wondering if there'd been a consensus of where the best place to mount was.

     
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