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yeah, not in a terrible rush to be honest. I haven't settled on designs for the window or Rad ventilation.




edit:

I think I am going to try and get my hands on some white 3mm LEDs and wire them to a 3/4 pin so I can use the onboard fan headers.

Had 2 red ones lying around and thought I'd see how the GPUs looked with just one in each. Had 4 of the blue ones laying around as well.

Not bad, but I think I'd prefer white for this build. Little bit cleaner and would suit the memory.

Red



Blue

Edited by deafboy - 2/18/13 at 1:49am
 
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Definitely white smile.gif
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Now I just need to find some dimmer cool white leds... those blue ones were so freaking bright, lol.
 
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Now I just need to find some dimmer cool white leds... those blue ones were so freaking bright, lol.
I was looking at an online led shop, I noticed they sell leds of varying brightness, but idk how they compare to the pre-wired leds that are sold online:
www.superbrightleds.com/cat/component-leds/filter/Color,White,136,4627:
I vote for white by the way:)
    
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Thanks, yeah, I have found some white ones that I think should work. I should be good if I get overly bright white ones. I wired up the red set I had to a 3-pin tonight and hooked it to a channel on my fan controller to act as a way to dimm the lights. Seems to work quite well. Plus it's an easier way to turn the lights off if need be than physically unplugging them.

Now to get the lights, then start thinking about wiring so I can hide the wiring well enough.
 
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Ill be following how this works for you closely.

Planning on doing the same with my raystorm and ram block. Looking to change up my GPUs also and will likely get a XSPC block that that
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Thanks, yeah, I have found some white ones that I think should work. I should be good if I get overly bright white ones. I wired up the red set I had to a 3-pin tonight and hooked it to a channel on my fan controller to act as a way to dimm the lights. Seems to work quite well. Plus it's an easier way to turn the lights off if need be than physically unplugging them.

Now to get the lights, then start thinking about wiring so I can hide the wiring well enough.

I am using my Aquaero LT 5 to control the brightness of my LEDs, Voltage control can only dim them so much, my LT can dim them through PWM. I can dim them down to little less than 50% of full brightness.
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I am using my Aquaero LT 5 to control the brightness of my LEDs, Voltage control can only dim them so much, my LT can dim them through PWM. I can dim them down to little less than 50% of full brightness.

Really? I can definitely get it below 50% full brightness. They don't seem to turn off until you go below 3v
 
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So I thought I would make a quick video of the LEDs on the fan controller just to show how much it can be dimmed down.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQYOTSwC8KI

Ordered 50 3mm cool white LEDs. Not entirely sure how quick they will get here but I've already started thinking about the uses. Obviously won't be using all 50 of them but gives me enough to play with and try different ideas out.

And yeah, things are kind of loud, haha. The pump controller shipped out yesterday so hopefully I'll have that today or tomorrow and quiet things down. Pump is on full bore as are the fans in that video.
 
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So I thought I would make a quick video of the LEDs on the fan controller just to show how much it can be dimmed down.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQYOTSwC8KI

videos is private redface.gif

White leds rule, i ordered a bunch and still dont know where to put them all. keep getting shorts though from them touching the metal waterblocks frown.gif i recommend loads of heat shrink or hot glue, and careful you dont get the wrong resistors.
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