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That all looks so nice but is it the way you are holding the camera or is tube a little sideways. believe me I am not trying to criticize just maybe help?

All the colors look great. cant tell you what I like best..
Optical illusion.
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Alright everyone I need some feedback on this. These pics show basically what it would look like with the NZXT 2m white led string up under the case bottom. The light shines up through the fan holes in the bottom of the case.

If it's not worthwhile then I won't bother and start looking at a few colored led's.





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I like the light from the bottom it looks good to me!!!
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Jeez, yes, I meant 470 ohm resistors. I'm old dammit I forget things.

So Tath you meant you have led's with the resistor already soldered in place. When you said 12V led's that threw me off.

I buy the resistors and the led's and solder it all up myself, make the leads the lengths I want. Cheaper, too.

For the RGB's I didn't need resistors since the Aquaero has the resistance built in.
BTW the Aquaero RGB header is:
Pin 1 Red
Pin 2 Blue
Pin 3 Ground
Pin 4 Green


Back to the Jesse Stone movie marathon.

Ha more knowlidge that i can handle.
because i got the wrong leds i opent one to see whats inside. Yes both have resistors.


The left i had used befor "flat head" Yes with resistor



The first wire verry thin is from the new leds i received "did not order"



These are the ones i want.




I think i need more info for the leds. But first finsihing the last harnes this week.


I have to need more info about the capacity of the Aquearo 5 pro for the use of led. I want to control the 12 leds in my reservoirs.
soldering is no problem for me.
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Optical illusion.
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Alright everyone I need some feedback on this. These pics show basically what it would look like with the NZXT 2m white led string up under the case bottom. The light shines up through the fan holes in the bottom of the case.

If it's not worthwhile then I won't bother and start looking at a few colored led's.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Yah, it DOES look good, but you know its just a starting point. That is, if you want to develop that. I'm wondering what the mounting options could be. I'd think white would be the way to go, but the curious mind wonders what colored leds would look like ...

But that alone gives a nice image, but it is a bit spotty because of the fan mount holes. Nothing like an sLight panel. However, the RES led hues are great ! Are those switching colors by the Aquaero ?
If so, very nice thumb.gif

Btw, a big thanks to ya for going thru with this !
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post #1145 of 2434
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seross69
Thanks.

Tath
You can't run a lot of led's from the Aquaero.

socketus
No, the led's won't switch by themselves unless you set it to change on temperature.
I'm not doing an slight panel right now. What I was thinking was the white led string (as shown) then some blue & red led's run from the fan controller.
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Oh, ok. yah that works, well, me thinks.
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I like the blue so so much!!!! will look good in my white case!!! I think I am going to change all the blocks and run blue water and have blue lights
Edited by seross69 - 5/13/13 at 8:03pm
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I like the blue so so much!!!! will look good in my white case!!! I think I am going to change all the blocks and run blue water and have blue lights

Yes me to. bling blin:thumb:g
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That's why I run the "wimpier" cpu block mount with my all copper Raystorm, so I can use the led mounts. The solid aluminum block that came with it don't do much for bling.

I got to figure out some mounting for the led's in the top of the pedestal. What I did for the pics above was get a narrow piece of acrylic and tape the NZXT led strip to it and shove it in the top of the pedestal. I'm going to read back through Jeffinslaw's Slightbox thread and see if I can pick up some ideas.

Did some testing with all the pumps running wide open through this long azz loop and it will get between 1.2gpm - 1.25gpm of flow. Normally I run it at around 0.7gpm to keep the pump noise down and it cools everything good at idle/browsing speeds.
Back when I was running only the UT60 rads and all flex tubing I was getting somewhere around 1.7gpm flow wide open which is massive overkill.

Between other stuff I'm insulating my shop. Fun holding up insulation over your head and stapling it in place. wink.gif
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OK I broke down and bought some led strip lights, some translucent acrylic and some diffuser panels to play with. Dayum shipping is expensive on this acrylic....
Oh well new stuff to play with next week.
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