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I am confused on which coloured PSU cable and case lighting i should get for my new build. I have the Corsair AX850 therefore i was looking at their individually sleeved cables and for lighting the Bitfenix Alchemy LED Strips...

These are the cables:

Black

Red

White

Lighting: (If you have any other choice for lighting please let me know)

Connect White

Aqua White

Connect Red

Aqua Red


These are my specs:

Corsair C70 Arctic White
Corsair AX850
Asus Rampage IV Extreme
Intel I7 3930k
Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1866Mhz Black
Corsair H100
OCZ Vertex 4 256gb
ASUS GTX 670

This is how the build currently looks:








I was thinking of black cables with red lights or red cables with white lights... however i want the colours to be equal as in it would look really ugly if there were too much red or white or black...

Help me what should i do?

Thanks in advance...smile.gif
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post #2 of 11
Red cables with white lighting wink.gif At the moment, I feel there's too much black compared to red. White lighting and a couple of red pci-e cables would look great imo.
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Hmm
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Any more suggestions?
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Black cables and just the nzxt hue.

Black cables because you can always make black work. Plus if you ever do a new rig with the same PSU, black is much easier to match with other parts than red or white.

The nzxt hue because it is 30 bucks which isn't a heck of a lot more than a regular LED strip and you can make the light what ever color you want.

Best way to keep things clean and simple IMHO. thumb.gif
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post

Black cables and just the nzxt hue.
Black cables because you can always make black work. Plus if you ever do a new rig with the same PSU, black is much easier to match with other parts than red or white.
The nzxt hue because it is 30 bucks which isn't a heck of a lot more than a regular LED strip and you can make the light what ever color you want.
Best way to keep things clean and simple IMHO. thumb.gif

i chose led strip because i didn't want anything on the front of my case :s but don't you think there is too much black and white?

thanks
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Originally Posted by piraveen22 View Post

i chose led strip because i didn't want anything on the front of my case :s but don't you think there is too much black and white?
thanks

Well I think you are screwed for looks.

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/channel/gallery-view.asp?id=65

Here is probably the prettiest C70 build I have ever seen.

The difference between your PC and this one, is that all the parts were specifically chosen to look good. Meaning who ever built this chose those graphics cards because of the white siding, they chose the motherboard simply to be a black back drop, so forth and so on.

You did not plan for color. Or you did, and you chose a 3 color combination which is probably one of the worst things you could have done.

Your issue right now is the same issue I am having with my rig. You have too many colors trying to fight each other. So what you need to do is focus your color scheme down into 2 colors.

The question becomes which color do you want to try to leave ONLY has a VERY subtle accent. Well you have white all over the place, black is the second most predominate color, and by process of elimination you are left with red.

In which case I would replace all those fan rings with white ones (you should have the white rings if I am not mistaken). Then I would get cable extensions instead of replacements. The reason why that would work well for you in particular is that the C70 block the view of your PSU. So that means you can have an ugly mess of cables near your PSU and all you really have to focus on is making a beautiful painting right on the other side of your acrylic.

That being said, if you really want to get technical, I think your CPU power cable should be black, and everything else should be white. All you need in that case is 4 cable extensions. 1x24 pin, 1x8 pin, and 2x6pin. Ultimately it should save you some money, and you can get different colors for different areas.

The reason I think you should go with white on the 24 pin and the 2 6 pin connectors is because it will pull your eyes towards that area which will look pretty sharp. If you put a black 8 pin connector for your CPU power, your eye will not be drawn up there which will look kind of crappy no matter what you do.

Finally, I think that some bitfenix alchemy white led strips would look nice. You can chain more LED strips together to fit your exact LED needs.
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ahhh, im really confused now
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Corsair AX850 Red Individually Sleeved Modular ... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... 4 in 3 HDD cage 
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any more suggestions?
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Corsair AX850 Red Individually Sleeved Modular ... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... 4 in 3 HDD cage 
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Corsair AX850 Red Individually Sleeved Modular ... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... 4 in 3 HDD cage 
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