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LOL, the first batch of orders i made for this build included an NZXT Red LED Strip and a bunch of Noctua fans. Along with a bunch of other stuff that will probly never see the outside of a cardboard box :p

 

If you want an LED Strip, get a real one. The Bitfenix's are OK. Dazmode's Darkside LED Strips are supposed to be excellent quality

 

The most common LED/RGB strips that people use, the 5Meter ones that come on rolls, are SMD 5050 300 Strips. The 300 means 60 LED's per meter (5Meter Strip). Phobya Flexlights and Dazmodes Darkside i'm pretty sure are double density 5050 strips. so 120 led's per meter. 

 

5050 300 strips are pretty cheap and easy to find on Ebay or amazon. If you want an LED Strip, i recommend that direction or get Phobya Flexlights or Darkside strips.

 

The Phobya's can get real expensive if you want a long length. 
Darkside's are sold in shorter, sleeved, waterproof sections like 6", 8", 12" (might not be exact, been a while since i looked at em)

    
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post #7992 of 10491
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So to conclude mine are better than yours? biggrin.gif
Neither IMO. Buy some cheap LED strips from eBay, solder them yourself to a molex or whatever (or buy presoldered) and enjoy lighting in a colour of you choice for a fraction of the price!
I plan on going with NZXT 140mm orange led case fans and I want to keep my color consistent between my front fans and case lights, is there any way I could reliably get LED strips with the same shade of orange as the NZXT ones or will I have to take my chances and solder up my own LED fans too? I really don't want to solder my own LED fans right now as my soldering skills on anything other than joining two wires are really quite naff due to my lack of actual real soldering iron instead of gun. Can you link some good ebay strips though?
Edited by DECtape - 4/1/14 at 12:28pm
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True dat. I have the nzxt and they're a bit on the dim side.( left side of pic)Even on the brightest setting. I also have some Flexlight SMD LED's. A lot brighter and they come with the 3m adhesive strip pre attached.

Link to the flexlight LED's, http://www.candccentral.co.uk/flexlight-smd-leds-30x2mm-smd-leds-orange-60cm.html



I've not used the phobya ones, apart from single UV LED's for my water blocks.
post #7994 of 10491
Flexlights are made by Phobya, another school day moment lol. Mine came in a non descript grey sealed plastic packet.
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LOL, the first batch of orders i made for this build included an NZXT Red LED Strip and a bunch of Noctua fans. Along with a bunch of other stuff that will probly never see the outside of a cardboard box tongue.gif

If you want an LED Strip, get a real one. The Bitfenix's are OK. Dazmode's Darkside LED Strips are supposed to be excellent quality

The most common LED/RGB strips that people use, the 5Meter ones that come on rolls, are SMD 5050 300 Strips. The 300 means 60 LED's per meter (5Meter Strip). Phobya Flexlights and Dazmodes Darkside i'm pretty sure are double density 5050 strips. so 120 led's per meter. 

5050 300 strips are pretty cheap and easy to find on Ebay or amazon. If you want an LED Strip, i recommend that direction or get Phobya Flexlights or Darkside strips.

The Phobya's can get real expensive if you want a long length. 

Darkside's are sold in shorter, sleeved, waterproof sections like 6", 8", 12" (might not be exact, been a while since i looked at em)
I don't want to throw in some ugly bare pcb situation in but I don't want it to look like christmas lights either. I'm going for a sort of glowy warmth from the case a bit like a fire place and not a table lamp. My real quantum conundrum here is matching the NZXT front fans with an LED strip as it would appear the NZXT's LED strips are crap. I'm looking for 140mm in orange and bitfenix's offerings are too yellowy to my eyes though I would be totally willing to ditch the NZXT fans if I could find a suitable alternative as the most I can find for the NZXT fans listed is "long life bearings" which sounds like "were embarrassed to say we have sleeve bearings".
Edited by DECtape - 4/1/14 at 12:39pm
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The 5050 Strip that i bought is white pcb, it actually looks pretty nice. But you're really not supposed to have your led strips in sight anyway. The trick is to hide them in places where you can't see the strip, but still get the lighting from it. That's why the 5050 300 strips are so great. You can cut them every 3rd LED, so they're easy to work with and manipulate. 

 

Any 5050 Kit you buy should come with a dimmer. You can make it as bright or dim as you want it bro. If you get an RGB strip, it'll come with like a 44Key remote to change colors, brightness, effects, etc. Besides that, LED strips can be Voltage Controlled just like fans. Less Volts = Less Light. 

 

If you just want a white glow in your chassis, you may be better off with a cpl white cathodes hidden on the mobo tray or under the top panel.

    
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post #7997 of 10491
do it like a pro (B-) led strip with aluminum profile
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The aluminum profile is really just for mounting and absorbing heat :p

It's the diffused acrylic that makes it sexy. Same way people make light panels for their rigs

    
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My HAF XB front panel doesn't fit properly and I can't use the power button.
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My HAF XB front panel doesn't fit properly and I can't use the power button.
pics? There should be some little clips you can use to remove the front panel, I do believe the manual has a diagram.
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