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How do I connect these to have them go off when pc goes in sleep mode or I turn pc off?

My aquaero 6 pro manual says it can take 3 leds. No resistor needed for the aquaero, it has one built in.

would like to cut those connectors off and have them all go to one or 2 connectors.
Have someone that will help me run wiring I'd just like to have everything that I might need before I call him. Thank you all in advance😁
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I'm sure there are cheaper ways, but I bought "Logisys 8" Dual Cathode Light Kit - UV - Sleeved" from Performance-pcs.com. The idea being that it's already wired to send power to 4 pin molex connectors like the one you're showing and you mound the little red on/off switch to the back of your case so all of the lights can go on and off whenever you like. It's a physical button but it's a start until I can find something that has a PWM capable controller. smile.gif
    
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I'm sure there are cheaper ways, but I bought "Logisys 8" Dual Cathode Light Kit - UV - Sleeved" from Performance-pcs.com. The idea being that it's already wired to send power to 4 pin molex connectors like the one you're showing and you mound the little red on/off switch to the back of your case so all of the lights can go on and off whenever you like. It's a physical button but it's a start until I can find something that has a PWM capable controller. smile.gif

got leds In pic at performance pc also. Just Googled led pwm controllers and got quite a few results but they where all manual dials. You gave me some info I hadn't known about though.
But that's cool if it works for you:)
I'll do without lights before going the manual route myself.
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How do I connect these to have them go off when pc goes in sleep mode or I turn pc off?
The picture shows a molex connector to plug into the power supply. When your PC goes to sleep/off the PSU stops sending power to everything except for the motherboard standby power.
If you run it off of a controller, the dials adjust the brightness. When the computer powers down or sleeps, the controller is off too.
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The picture shows a molex connector to plug into the power supply. When your PC goes to sleep/off the PSU stops sending power to everything except for the motherboard standby power.
If you run it off of a controller, the dials adjust the brightness. When the computer powers down or sleeps, the controller is off too.

Ok, either way will want resistors so I'll go with a controller as well. Which one would you recommend? I'm assuming it would plug in to the psu?
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No! Those LEDs are designed to plug directly into your PSU molex connector- it has the proper resister already connected.
Controller is needed if you want to control brightness. I don't use one, so I can't comment further. If you plan on using a controller, then research that first. Then find the LEDs with the correct plug to connect to the controller.
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No! Those LEDs are designed to plug directly into your PSU molex connector- it has the proper resister already connected.
Controller is needed if you want to control brightness. I don't use one, so I can't comment further. If you plan on using a controller, then research that first. Then find the LEDs with the correct plug to connect to the controller.

Oh lol! Well that makes it real simple then. Where at is the resistor??

Have plans to extend the leads with exact same wire and sleeves. I'd cut it around halfway point and use heat shrink connectors to seal connection and hold sleeve ends in place at same time.
Will just skip the controller.
Edited by silentLightning - 7/12/16 at 3:19am
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On my illuminated case feet, the resistors are small and soldered directly to the LED lead.
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Here I was thinking another $200 for my light setup and end up just needing 12 heat shrink connectors.. Sweet. Thanks all!
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