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I've searched all over here and the web and just can't find what I'm looking for. I'm building my first computer this week and want to add accent lighting. I like the NZXT sleeve and their 200mm fans. I want 2, 200mm and 1, 140mm. Preferably in green. I'd like multi color and I've seen some projects on here but that seems out of range right now.

Anyone have any ideas? Point me in the right direction? This is going in a HAF 912 on my desk in my bedroom.

Thanks!
post #2 of 6
You can just get non-LED fans and then get LED lighting for the inside of the case that can be turned on/adjusted brightness. This will give you more flexibility and customization.

I'm not sure that there even is a way to turn off fan LED's that are on integrate to a fan without turning the fan itself off. The only way I know of is to have the LED's connected to a LED controller panel/switch and then mount them to the fans. This is a lot more work than the above mentioned solution for pretty much the same end result.
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I'm not sure that there even is a way to turn off fan LED's that are on integrate to a fan without turning the fan itself off. The only way I know of is to have the LED's connected to a LED controller panel/switch and then mount them to the fans.
CM has some case fans with switchable leds. Time to take it apart and find out how it's connected. I've not yet bothered to get to my front fan yet
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you can try this tutorial, seems like a pain in the butt and requires dissembling the fan.

http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=154804
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post #5 of 6
I actually managed to modify my YL 120mm HS red LED fans to allow for turning the fan LEDs on and off without interfering with fan speed.

Basically I split the fan and LED circuit into two and connected each to it's own controller (rocker switch bay for LED and 4 channel fan controller for the airflow).

This is what it looks like:
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Here is the thread I started / based myself on to complete the mod.
(BIG THANKS TO RADODRILL)
http://www.overclock.net/t/1196108/question-about-wiring-leds-and-the-resistor-s-involved


Good luck!
post #6 of 6
Phobya has fans with independent on/off switch for the leds. You could do some soldering and have a master on off switch for the fan leds.
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