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post #11 of 14
Update on mine, I switched to all cold cathodes, and it is freakin awesome now (in my opinion, the darkside strip just has a different look, as was mentioned earlier).


Still working on getting nicer power cables lol. Anyway, hope this helps out.
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Yes, I will say the cold cathode do have a stronger glow to them and that does look nice, but the problems most people have with helped me decided to stay with LEDs.
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I know this thread is kinda old, but I would give it a shot anyway to see if I get a response. I'm building a new system and want to use UV lighting. I'm running 2 loops with acrylic tubing (one loop is using UV blue/clear coolant and the other loop is using UV White coolant). I also bought some Monsoon lighted stop fittings to add UV LEDs to shine into the tubing. Both of my GPUs both have acrylic waterblocks with room for 2 3mm LEDs on each one. I bought some of the Darkside UV strips to help with the overall lighting, but I'd like to find some individual LEDs to light the GPUs so the coolant can be seen running through. If anyone knows of the brightness individual UV LEDs, please let me know.

Another thought I had was to use white LED lighting along with pastel colored coolant, but I'm not sure how much light would penetrate the pastel coolant, especially with the LED stop fittings. I might be better off lighting certain places in the case to see the coolant flowing.

Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?
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I have installed some UV lights into my case and it looks awesome! I have the phantom 820 case and I lined my side panel with these UV lights from Amazon. I had them running around the edges of the windowed part and the vent parts.
I recently changed out my side panel to a full window to get a better view and I realized I need to add some more lights for better UV coverage. I am in the process of putting together a UV light harness that I will run behind the MB. Once I get that done I will hopefully remember to post some pics.
The lights I got from Amazon are inexpensive and easy to cut and install into a PC. I personally think they are a much better investment than the UV lights "designed" for PCs. They are bright enough to notice a difference but not so bright as to be slightly overpowering. Essentially they light up my case without lighting up the room....lol.
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