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@Ramsey77 what fan controller did you use?
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Im planning on getting this LED strip http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005GL5R56/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AJ0QRPX8ADNI1 and i know you have to get those wires to connect the strips, and the soldering tin ? and... some sort of adapter to connect the led strips to a 4pin molex ? I was looking at the pictures but and it looks like something easy i can do myself; but can someone link me where i can get these other things like wires/tin and stuff for cheap? even on ebay?


Harborfreight.com Like $5 for an iron. They probly have helping hands too.


EDIT: Check out this LINK.
Edited by Jolly Roger - 2/26/13 at 12:15pm
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@Ramsey77 what fan controller did you use?

I love the Lamptron FC5 Version 2, because it's capable of 30 watts per channel, and it is one of the few fan controllers that will shut completely off.

They sell it in black too, although Amazon is out of stock at the moment.

http://www.amazon.com/Controller-Lamptron-Changeable-Display-Channels/dp/B004I4MUGG
Edited by Ramsey77 - 2/26/13 at 1:44pm
 
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I love the Lamptron FC5 Version 2, because it's capable of 30 watts per channel, and it is one of the few fan controllers that will shut completely off.

They sell it in black too, although Amazon is out of stock at the moment.

http://www.amazon.com/Controller-Lamptron-Changeable-Display-Channels/dp/B004I4MUGG

I was thinking on using this....do u think it would do the job? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992007
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If you have an old fan or any old molex connectors to sacrifices, those are ideal for wiring and free. Just cut lengths of wire off an use them. I have a few meters of black and red wire in a box that I have kept over the years.

I was able to get a soldering iron, a set of helping hands, and some 60/40 lead/tin all together for around 18 bucks on amazon.

Wow I actually have a LOT of those old molex connectors, like at least 10-15 laying around. Ill use those! Thanks for the good idea biggrin.gif
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I was thinking on using this....do u think it would do the job? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992007

Any ideas bout this guys?
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Any ideas bout this guys?
It will work, but it may not turn them off. I don't think that particular controller shuts the channel off, just down to 5 or 7 volts.
 
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Any ideas bout this guys?

THIS is what I plan to use.
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THIS is what I plan to use.

Nice one but it wont cover my need since i need something to dimmer the LEDs.
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I'm new to all this. So please, don't feel offended or something ^^

I was planning on getting a red led strip too. I've read some posts here, and people suggest you use the 12v rail from the molex connector. How is that going to look? Or how do you connect that
( Pics may help )? I saw there was a + & - at each side of 3-led strip, which is obvious, but how exactly do you connect those to the molex connector?

Those molex's should be coming right out of my psu right? The molex's i use now are powered by some 3pins ( 3pin to 4pin molex, to chain fans ) on my mobo.
Any advices on the connecting part, i dont want to ruin the LEDS.

Thanks in advance, sorry for my english.
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