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So, I'm thinking putting a bunch of 5mm LEDs in my case is a nice idea. I want to wire them im parallel to a single molex connector, so I'm wondering. Do I need just one resistor in the beggining of the wiring or can I use one resistor for each LED spot? The LEDs already come with 12V resistors, so I thought I could wire the each LED spot with the resistor it came with, is that right?
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You should wire wire each series with it's own resistor. Each series probly being 4 LED's, or whatever adds up to less than 12v. Then choose your resistor based on the leftover voltage. Then you can run a bunch of those series in parallel off a 12v line.
HERE'S a good LED calculator to help you figure it out. Good luck
    
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