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Correzzana

I had the same issue as you, and I did some PA3/fabwerk LED modding in my ongoing build which is described in detail here

If you are just interested in changing the brightness I would definitely use something physically placed between the LED and the front-plate to dim the light coming from the LEDs. Its probably cheaper than messing with LED's and no risk to warranty of any devices. In my build i used a product called light DIMS

I am pretty happy with the end result - the lights glow but not at distracting brightness



To change brightness electronically I think the issue will be as ShortBtwnHdset described - the components are all SMD apart from the LED itself. It probably could be done by someone skilled but when deciding on the possible ways to reduce brightness I immediately discounted the electronics approach as my soldering "skills" are not up to trying to play with SMD components.

Alstorm

That was just I wanted to hear, thanks a lot for the advice. I was sure others have had the same thought about those leds, and I was thinking for a better solution without messing electrically with those.
I was also thinking too about other ways to phisically dim it, like recessing the bulb a bit into the frame and you can shave out something too. At this point I'll absolutely try to put my hands on that or similar product or an opaque film that does the job.

PS. Incredible job on the aestethic touches and cables on those PAs ultra and Farbwerk. Awesome build
I've been doing some custom high quality paints on the panels of the front bezel and the AQ 6 xt frame to match the internal sections of the case, all the bolts and screws too, in gunmetal gray to match the external tint.
Oh I forgot I also did the electrical tape on top of the Aquaero PCB biggrin.gif
Edited by correzzana - 2/29/16 at 2:33pm
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PS. Incredible job on the aestethic touches and cables on those PAs ultra and Farbwerk. Awesome build

Thanks for the compliments - my build is going very slowly but I am happy with the results so far.
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I've been doing some custom high quality paints on the panels of the front bezel and the AQ 6 xt frame to match the internal sections of the case, all the bolts and screws too, in gunmetal gray to match the external tint.
Would love to see that - got a build log or any pics? - I couldn't find anything on your profile here.
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