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Hey guys I'm using an Antec Eleven Hundred case. I'm looking to light up the interior of the case with LED strips. Thinking of going with blue. I'm just wondering how many strips people have used to achieve an even lighting when viewed through the side window and where they have typically placed the strips. I've tried looking and various photos online but I can't really tell where the strips are placed. Also what length should I go with? I was thinking of going with 30cm since that's the standard length the guy I am buying them from offers them in.

Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
    
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Im using a 1m length of one of these. Highly recommend them, they even have brightness settings.

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS460US460&aq=f&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=nzxt+led+strip#q=nzxt+led+strip&hl=en&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS460US460&prmd=imvns&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=hPQgT5mGFZHbtwebrI2iCw&ved=0CGYQrQQ&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.,cf.osb&fp=1eb03b9dc91f57c6&biw=1920&bih=955
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1m?? Wow okay this looks sweet. So you find the brightness of the LEDs sufficient? Also how are you going about arranging these in your case?
    
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Actually 12 LEDs on a 1m length sounds kinda sparse. LOL.
    
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post #5 of 8
I found these at autozone or advanced auto cant remember which, but they both usually have the same stuff

The two little strips on the right are blue led. This was 12 bucks i think and they have longer strips for 16 or 17.
Just splice the wires onto a fan connector. These are 12v so it works perfectly

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Heres what just these two did for my case. I'm pretty happy with it.

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When i placed mine i tried to aim it what i wanted to be seen most, but still not aiming through the window so it wouldnt be too bright at night.
It's just enough to accent my color scheme and make my setup visible at night and in daylight.
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try these out..

Youtube Video fast forward to the middle, or check out the whole vid if you like thumb.gif

Multi color SMD LED, remote controlled lighting setup! And the reviews are great! WOOT!wheee.gif
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The video is actually my personal PC. All I have is one kit, and a 2ft extension. I placed one strip on the bottom and one strip on the top of the case. They are INCREDIBLY bright! They fade one color, fade all color, strobe all color, and strobe RGB. You can adjust dimming, and even upgrade the control box to a unit that allows custom colors, not just the presets.

Do yourself a favor, move away from standard PC lighting and get this!!!!! thumb.gif
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You can purchase 5m of led strips off of ebay for about 16 bucks. they can be cut in 3inch sections and are super bright.thumb.gif
post #8 of 8
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Hey guys I really appreciate all your replies and suggestions.

However what I am looking for isn't so much advice on which LED strip to buy, but rather where I should place them within my case, and also the number and length of strips. tongue.gif
    
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