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I'm interested in putting some lights in my case. But I would like to know which type of Lighting would be better. Cold Cathode or those LED Strips? I have the Bitfenix Shinobi XL case, if that helps figuring what size also. Just want some lighting to show case my rig.

Prefer White or Blue lighting.

Thanks! thumb.gif
post #2 of 40
I actually put LEDs in my case a few days ago and the results are very nice. Reason why is life span of leds over cold cathodes smile.gif. Also, the strips that I bought were thinner and I can conceal them at corners very well without having any visuals of the actual strip.
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Originally Posted by SinX7 View Post

I'm interested in putting some lights in my case. But I would like to know which type of Lighting would be better. Cold Cathode or those LED Strips? I have the Bitfenix Shinobi XL case, if that helps figuring what size also. Just want some lighting to show case my rig.
Prefer White or Blue lighting.
Thanks! thumb.gif
It can be tricky lighting a case properly to make Your Hardware shine.. White is a good Idea and also small amounts of colored led. Here is some custom white led strips i use.. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


And the Result
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post #4 of 40
SIn,

Leds Look better in the Shinobi XL. Thats what I used.
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LED's are brighter and run colder, less power draw... Go LED's
 
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LED is the way to go,I have a 2m NZXT kit which lights my m59 awesome, lifespan and the ability to hide them ftw thumb.gif
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Here's my LED's in my 800D. Please excuse my cluttered case lol, I'm still building SLOWLY haha.
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post #8 of 40
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Wow, I guess I'll go LED!

What's the best LED strip? Quality wise I mean.

I would love White, since my tubing is White and it would look better too since my case is black tongue.gif

Thanks! thumb.gif
post #9 of 40
Someone linked this on one of the threads I was browsing through..

http://www.amazon.com/HitLights-Flexible-Lighting-Strip-Bright/dp/B005GL5R56/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1349689977&sr=8-4&keywords=led+strip

Though there are these which look very nice ( i plan on switching to them)

http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/premium-modding/alchemy-led-strips/
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post #10 of 40
So I am looking on ones on amazon and want to know if the 24 watt will be an issue?

The strips i find are all 12v but use 24 watts. Too much for a pc?
   
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