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Hey Guys,

I'm building a new RIG,

I'm going for the CM Storm Enforcer Case,
With the ASUS Crosshair V Formula ROG Motherboard

I wanna use Bitfenix Alchemy strips under the mobo for a neat light effect.
will it do harm to my mobo?

The Strips :
600

This is what it should look like :
700

& I'm using this MOBO :
467




Tell me what you think
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Nope, the lights won't harm your motherboard as long as no conductive parts of the LED strip touches the motherboard. There should be more than enough clearance if you used motherboard standoffs to mount the LED strips underneath.

The big question is finding the right depth for the LED strips under the motherboard to give the right effect.
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A clear acrylic mobo tray would yield an awesome glow. I plan to do this my self.
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hope it works out well, .. acrylic tray sounds amazing..
but i'm not skilled in cutting my case etc
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Abit's AW9D-MAX had LEDs underneath it, it won't do any harm unless you cover up something that needs airflow when you're doing it. That means you shouldn't harm your board as components that need air to stay cool are usually on the front anyway.

Edit: The AW9D-MAX didn't have strips though, I just mentioned it as it's semi-related.
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post #6 of 10
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I'm not sure if the CM Storm Enforcer has a motherboard tray x.X
gotta look into that
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DaisukeJP View Post

I'm not sure if the CM Storm Enforcer has a motherboard tray x.X
gotta look into that

All cases have a motherboard tray. That's what you screw your motherboard onto smile.gif

It's just a matter of whether or not it's removable, or what its made out of smile.gif
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Originally Posted by DaClownie View Post

All cases have a motherboard tray. That's what you screw your motherboard onto smile.gif
It's just a matter of whether or not it's removable, or what its made out of smile.gif

hehe ;p

that's what i meant XD



if it's a removable, it would have more space beneath the mobo right?
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post #9 of 10
No, stand off mounts are a distance defined in the atx standard. Those strips will fit fine, I have some under my mobo.
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post #10 of 10
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I see,

Thanx alot poizone..

i really needed someone to confirm it biggrin.gif
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