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Here's my latest Stryker build. My buddy saw my Trooper and had to have it, showed him the white version and he liked it even more so we ordered everything all up and I had the privilege of building it for him. He plans to change the H100 fans out for white ones and then eventually I am going to solder extenders on the cathode switch and hide that on the front panel instead of the expansion slots. He might also get some white sleeved cables which I'm going to push for to make it really clean.


How many Cathodes did you use? How did you place them....? and What color are they? White or Blue...? Kinda hard to tell from the pic...

I wanted to put some Cathodes in my Stryker as well and is looking for some advice for brand and placement... thanks a bunch!!!
post #4892 of 12429
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Originally Posted by benben84 View Post

Here's my latest Stryker build. My buddy saw my Trooper and had to have it, showed him the white version and he liked it even more so we ordered everything all up and I had the privilege of building it for him. He plans to change the H100 fans out for white ones and then eventually I am going to solder extenders on the cathode switch and hide that on the front panel instead of the expansion slots. He might also get some white sleeved cables which I'm going to push for to make it really clean.


How many Cathodes did you use? How did you place them....? and What color are they? White or Blue...? Kinda hard to tell from the pic...

I wanted to put some Cathodes in my Stryker as well and is looking for some advice for brand and placement... thanks a bunch!!!

I would go with Modelers Brand Smooth Double Density LED tape. You can read my review in my sig, but here it is in a nut shell


Pros:
1. They run off 12v, so no cheap, ugly, bulky inverter with short cables to mess with
2. Lots of LED's so you get a nice even lighting like CCFL's, unlike other LED solutions
3. Very accurate colors unlike CCFL's
4. Can cut to length
5. Bendable
6. Great 3M adhesive
7. Last a long time
8. Can be connected to the Troopers light switch, a molex or any fan header
9. Bright so you don't need to buy a lot of it
10. Very thin so they are easy to hide

Cons:
1. You must wire them your self
2. If you don't have a soldering iron, it adds to the cost
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Does anyone have an idea what type led the trooper/Stryker use in the I/O panel? Thinking of changing the LEDs to white.
 
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post #4894 of 12429
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Does anyone have an idea what type led the trooper/Stryker use in the I/O panel? Thinking of changing the LEDs to white.
Just take them out and it says on the bulb. Take it to radioshack or whatever and compare it to the one you buy.
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post #4895 of 12429
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Does anyone have an idea what type led the trooper/Stryker use in the I/O panel? Thinking of changing the LEDs to white.
Just take them out and it says on the bulb. Take it to radioshack or whatever and compare it to the one you buy.

You sure about that, I have never seen a LED with makings on them.
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post #4896 of 12429
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You sure about that, I have never seen a LED with makings on them.
Yep it all depends on the type. Some of them have it on the bulb, and some don't. Doesn't hurt to take a look.
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OK I did the leg work on this LED thing. I pulled the panel and looked at the resistor on the LED's, it's a surface mount 181 (180Ω). Then I looked up this 3mm LED and plugged in the numbers in to this calculator. At 5v a 150Ω resistor is needed, you always want to go bigger and not smaller on the resistor for LED's.

Specs can very, use this calculator with a source voltage of 5v, you want the resistor to be 180 or smaller.
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Size: 3mm
Forward Voltage: 2.1V
Continuous Forward Current: 20mA
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post #4898 of 12429
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How many Cathodes did you use? How did you place them....? and What color are they? White or Blue...? Kinda hard to tell from the pic...
I wanted to put some Cathodes in my Stryker as well and is looking for some advice for brand and placement... thanks a bunch!!!
It's a dual 12 inch kit and they are blue, here's a link. I installed one on the top of the case and one at the bottom of the case, both as close to the side panel as possible and they are attached with velcro that comes with the kit.. The wired ends are facing towards the front of the case and the inverter box is velcro'd into the middle hard drive cage as far forward as possible.

He wanted lighting and wasn't really picky as long as it was blue. These lights are not a deep blue glow but definitely not white and for $8 you can't go wrong.
 
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Need more info, what are you running for GPU's and do you have CM Blade Masters on the cooler?
Please fill out your rig, it makes it much easier for people to help
http://www.overclock.net/t/1164692/overclock-net-site-features-and-explanations#user_rigbuilder

Thanks for the help GoodInk. I've built my rig as requested.

http://www.overclock.net/lists/display/view/id/4620876

Currently running a Diamond 7970 Reference Card, and the fan on the EVO 212+ should be comparable to the blademaster. Put together my build, and typing on it right now. It works thumb.gif Gonna wait for some side windows to come in before I post pics. But right now running:

Intake:
  • Cougar Vortex 120mm x1 (Front)
  • Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 120mm x 1 (Front)
  • Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 120mm x 1 (Bottom)
  • Stock Front Fan (Side)

Exhaust:
  • 200mm Stock Fan (Top)
  • 140mm Stock Rear Fan (Rear)

I think having six fans may be a little excesive, but tried arranging the fans such that no turbulence was created. The front lower intake is mostly blocked by the SSD and HDD anyway, which is why I included another bottom and side intake, to provide cold air in from the outside to the blower fan on the GPU.

Are the exhausts going to be enough to handle the amount of intake fans?
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I want to use the led fans in another build but how should I connect the leds? I doubt I can just use a 3-pin (splitter) connector, right?

poke.gif nobody?!


Anybody want to buy the 2x CM 120mm red led fans?
Edited by SortOfGrim - 10/8/12 at 7:04am
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