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I'd say it's like McDonald's burgers vs "Never frozen $20 sirloin beef burgers". The situation isn't "it works or it doesn't", but it's more of "This is what a true burger (cable) should taste (look) like. I'm willing to pay for it, because it holds up to my standards of 'quality'. "
Another thing, they're 5050, with 50-60 Lumens, 120 degree angle, and the ability to detach and re-attach. Something spools of LED's don't provide. They're great, but they serve different purposes. One's for the house when you want to hang them on the walls, one's for your computer in tight spaces.

Let's just agree, to disagree. You won't convince me your product is $300+ superior. It's lunacy. And how exactly does your strip fit better in pc cases? On second thought, nevermind.
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xbournex, raises a valid point. Bitfenix's are ready to use, And most people want plug and play when it comes to PC lights.
Some of us are more Mad Scientist then that.

Well, I really feel sorry for anyone on this site that would pay $300 extra because they don't want to do some simple soldering/shrink wrapping. This is OCN after all isn't it?
Edited by Ramsey77 - 5/5/12 at 8:02pm
 
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Let's just agree, to disagree. You won't convince me your product is $300+ superior. It's lunacy. And how exactly does your strip fit better in pc cases? On second thought, nevermind.
Well, I really feel sorry for anyone on this site that would pay $300 extra because they don't want to do some simple soldering/shrink wrapping. This is OCN after all isn't it?
Cat 5e bulk is $80/1000ft.
Cat 5e 3ft = ~$4-7
I wouldn't pay $1350 for cat 5e cable either.
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^^ I don't have a clue what you are trying to prove here, but seriously, stop trolling my thread before you sour me on Bitfenix for life. mad.gif
I'm definitely not trying to troll. This isn't inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic. It's relevant.

If you know how to solder bulk LED cables, the consumer has an advantage. Not only can they save money, but they get custom lengths of cables for themselves.

The downfall, is that maybe they only need, 6 feet at most. Now they have 15feet of LED, sitting. (You still saved money, but it's just sitting there)

If I needed a Cat5e cable for my modem to my router, I wouldn't buy a 1000ft spool of it. I could, but I'll have 997 feet of it left sitting. Instead, I'll buy what I need. If I needed 25ft, I'd probably spend the $30-40, instead of $80. Not everyone has the equipment handy, and is willing to pay the start up costs for something they'll only need to do once. This applies directly with soldering and shrinking.
As I've said before, they're both great LED's. Economy wise, the one you linked is cheaper. But again, for different purposes.

Edit: I don't find anything wrong with the way you used these LED's. They look awesome. It's just that some people don't want to get their hands dirty (Heck, I even read in the newspaper that 60% of men don't know how to sew a new zipper on), which is where I bring in "different purposes". Please, don't take this personally...

Edit2: With my example of the Cat5e cable, for the "same length" as the bulk 1000ft cable, I'm paying $1350. This is no different with the LED's. You're right. Who in the right mind would bay $1200+ more? They're no better than one another. But the 3ft cable is ready to use, where as the bulk, isn't. You can get 3ft - 100ft, and it's still cheaper than bulk.
Edited by xbournex - 5/5/12 at 8:57pm
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So spending $40 for a 2 foot strip, if you only need 2 foot is better than spending $14 on 16 feet and having some left over? I am in no way questioning the performance of your strips, just stating my opinion that they are grossly overpriced for what they are. There is a HUGE premium being paid because they are "PC" oriented. The original purpose of this thread was to show people that didn't already know, that there are cheaper alternatives out there and I think we are straying from that. This is the last time I am responding to you in this matter, and would appreciate you leaving it be.
 
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So spending $40 for a 2 foot strip, if you only need 2 foot is better than spending $14 on 16 feet and having some left over? I am in no way questioning the performance of your strips, just stating my opinion that they are grossly overpriced for what they are. There is a HUGE premium being paid because they are "PC" oriented. The original purpose of this thread was to show people that didn't already know, that there are cheaper alternatives out there and I think we are straying from that. This is the last time I am responding to you in this matter, and would appreciate you leaving it be.
Respected, and conformed.
My apologies if I sounded rude in anyway.
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I have a similar thread started...

The arguement might have had a chance if the bitfenix LED's were $10 for 2 feet. Then again, if it was $10 for 2 feet I would have just bought them and not gone off looking for a cheaper (and some what more realistic) alternative.

I'm glad to see you are passionate about the products. You would really like us to see your side, but you points are really nothing more than personal opinions about a product that you represent. If you would really like to prove the value of your product then show us. Break out some testing equipment. Put your rediculously over-priced LED's to the test against our ghetto LED's.
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Good find Ramsey,
now to buy a roll of the green and a soldering gun

A nice soldering gun is a great thing to have. It'll pay for itself in no time doing projects like this. I learned how to solder correctly by watching tutorials on YouTube. Easy as pie now. Always remember to slip the heatshrink on first! LOL. You'll forget, just you wait!
 
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A nice soldering gun is a great thing to have. It'll pay for itself in no time doing projects like this. I learned how to solder correctly by watching tutorials on YouTube. Easy as pie now. Always remember to slip the heatshrink on first! LOL. You'll forget, just you wait!

ha ive been there before ive been soldering stuff since middle school and occasionally catch myself doing that. it happens to the best of us.
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Pretty decent price for 5m. I went with a 2m kit of NZXT blue LED's and they are bright as hell, lights up my rig nice thumb.gif
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Yeah, the possibilities are about endless. I did my case stand as well. Just because LED. thumb.gif
700

SOLD! drool.gif
Definitely doing that!
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