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I'm not sure how the color selection works. Should probably test this thing. smile.gif I never intended on using it, but bought it on impulse thinking I could find 3mm/5mm RGB LEDs to fit my Raystorm block + bay reservoir, and somehow hack up the controller to color change just those, and maybe a few more. But then I realized I have no electronics knowledge, and would probably ruin it in my first ever soldering attempt at age 42, so I chickened out. biggrin.gif
By any chance do you have a regular RGB Strip, which is not from NZXT, and can you connect it.
Its only 3V ...it will not blow. Tried using Google and wanted to see if anyone tried with regular RGB Strip which is Anode based.
Looks like size of the LED is the same from NZXT and regular RGB Strip which is 5050... Except that NZXT strip the leds are very far apart. Looks like 1 every 5 cms. Which will not work well with SLightbox.
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Unfortunately sir, I don't have a regular strip. I just have the NZXT HUE. The distance between LEDs is indeed far apart, but I read that they are VERY bright. In some cases, too much for most people, so I don't think they've been selling a lot of em, as they appear to overpower other lighting in the case. Ya know what, screw this laziness. I'm going to power down and hook up that strip and see if I can get some pics of it. I'm a lousy cameraman, but I do have a tripod.

Back in a bit!

EDIT: they're pretty bright. Apparently the HUE has 5 brightness levels. I set it to max brightness and tried to get shots of some color examples. Not knowing the acrylic end of what you geniuses are doing, I have no idea if they'd be bright ENOUGH though. Have a look:

Default color (icy white):


Purple:


Light blue:


Nicer blue:


Green:


Deeper purple:


Red:


I just twisted knobs around randomly to find some color examples. biggrin.gif Don't know if this helps, but there it is. The colors are a bit brighter than those pics indicate.
Edited by Bart - 12/16/12 at 3:58pm
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Thanks. Brightness doesn't matter much on the SLIghtbox. The test of 3258 versus 5050 was minimal.
What matters is the distance between the LEDs. Would you say its like 1 every 4 inches? which probably will not work well on slightbox
I think I have to get this and test with RGB Strip. I hope this NZXT is not Cathode based strip.
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Thanks. Brightness doesn't matter much on the SLIghtbox. The test of 3258 versus 5050 was minimal.
What matters is the distance between the LEDs. Would you say its like 1 every 4 inches? which probably will not work well on slightbox
I think I have to get this and test with RGB Strip. I hope this NZXT is not Cathode based strip.
From center to center, the distance is about 83mm (roughly 3.25 inches). Not sure what you mean by cathode based strip. There's no DC inverter if that's what you mean. The 5.25 bay controller is sata power. Forgive me if I misinterpret something you're saying, as I have NO knowledge about this stuff!
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ill drop this here its should run of the pc psu as it is a twelve volt just trim the conectror and solder it to a molex or sata
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-300x-5050-SMD-RGB-LED-Strip-Controller-P-Supply-/110663087622 looks dense to me in the pics
heres another one
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-300x-5050-SMD-RGB-LED-Strip-Controller-P-Supply-/110663087622
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I have the SMD RGB 5050 strip thanks though.
The question was , will it work with NZXT
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it should they have the same 4 pin infernce
 
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Those ebay strips aren't true RGB are they? I thought those were limited to just the colors on the remote buttons, so I assumed they weren't full RGB spectrum capable.

Sean: the strip is only a 4 pin connection (I can take pics of that if it will help). The NZXT controller knobs have push button functionality too, as well as dial function. Push dial 1 and it cycles through the 5 brightness levels. Push dial 2 and hold to power on/off the unit. Push dial 3 to cycle through 5 or 6 (didn't count) light modes. Strobe / fast random color changing / slow color changing, etc. You'd know better than I, but is all that done via the controller, or does there have to be anything special in the cable for that stuff?
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All RGB are 4 pin. Cathode based and anode based just changes the way voltage is regulated. It's probably anode since for US market since its the most common here.
AQ 5 is cathode based output, and hence have to get a special amp which Jeak in Germany is building for me.
Thanks you don't have to take a picture. I have to test it.

Jeffinslaw what do you think-- you going RGB now?
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Still thinking of RGB...not sure I want to different colors by changing them by walking over to a controller. Remote control idea from modnoob viable option; but how many times in a year would i change colors in 2013--probably few times when I have guests over. But still thinking..

Meanwhile, wiped the bench of oil stain that didnt get absorbed...took a long time ; guess I put too much.
But wood is like silk smooth..Drill Press assembled...
Missing chuck key so couldn't test out drill press live. Have to go to Sears tomorrow evening and argue with them to take one off the rack..


Band Saw assembled on left side. To change the blade I will just have to move the ladders resting on the wall and I have space there to change.

Couldn't figure out base is not levelled. Worked on that for a while....guess I have to see some youtube videos later on seeing on how to level.

Best part..Band saw electrical wire comes from right to left and band saw from left to right....perfect match to way bench is laid out:


Aluminium sheets and 1 12x12 steel sheet arrived:


Endless possibilites now on how to build top to cover the Slightbox with tools in place, and materials.

Going to do CPU power now, while I get tools figured out. This cable is long like 41". Damn STH10 is tall...Had to move my stuff to use whole board -- which is still short.
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