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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.

First you will need a 4pin molex fan adapter like this:


Then you will need a three pin wire that you have pulled off of an old fan that will plug into the adapter like this:

The fan wire can have three pins, you will just have to remove one of them. Make sure you remove the right one.
Then you will just attach the fan wires to the LED strip like this: (Havent done it yet, but you see it.)



Easy as that.

You will need soldering tools unless you find a way to attach things another way. It isn't impossible without soldering tools.
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Then you will need a three pin wire that you have pulled off of an old fan that will plug into the adapter like this:

The fan wire can have three pins, you will just have to remove one of them. Make sure you remove the right one.
.

Well, i have a recently bought fan ( Sickleflow CM 120 or something ), but i don't want to destroy that wire instantly, is there a way around? Can you just buy those 3pin adapters?
Remove the right one, well, which one is that? Does that matter?
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Well, i have a recently bought fan ( Sickleflow CM 120 or something ), but i don't want to destroy that wire instantly, is there a way around? Can you just buy those 3pin adapters?
Remove the right one, well, which one is that? Does that matter?

You can just buy the connectors but you would need cable to create a wire. You can check at any modding website such as performance-pcs or frozencpu to find the connectors. You can find the adapters from those places as well and possible a fan cable extender that you can just remove the end connector from.
Edited by Terrere - 3/6/13 at 7:39am
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holy crap! i NEED to try this!
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For 40 bucks? Hell with that.
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Soo, i have been thinking a bit. I want to have 2 theme's in my case. A blue, and a red theme. But then i need to control the leds ( On/Off ). Does anybody know if you can use front panel cables ( On/Off switch) for the led lights? The wire's are very thin.

If that is not working, what's a good solution to control those red leds?
The blue lights already have a button ( Sharkoon CCFL caselights ).

For the fans, pretty cool, i'm getting Enermax UCTVD12A. It has different colours, different mode's. Pretty awsome =)
Edited by Pizzage - 3/7/13 at 8:07am
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Soo, i have been thinking a bit. I want to have 2 theme's in my case. A blue, and a red theme. But then i need to control the leds ( On/Off ). Does anybody know if you can use front panel cables ( On/Off switch) for the led lights? The wire's are very thin.

If that is not working, what's a good solution to control those red leds?
The blue lights already have a button ( Sharkoon CCFL caselights ).

For the fans, pretty cool, i'm getting Enermax UCTVD12A. It has different colours, different mode's. Pretty awsome =)

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THIS is what I plan to use.

There are different variations, but anything like this will work.
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That stuff is similar, but at $10 for 20 inches, it's way more expensive. Hitlights on Amazon are around $14 per 16 FEET.

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