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I just noticed that the water blocks have the LED feature on the website...this makes me wonder how many for each block I need and how to install them.

Looking to get a running total...

Here's what I want to illuminate

1x https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-supremacy-evo-nickel-original-csq
2x https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc-titan-x-nickel-original-csq
1x http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14723/ex-blc-1028/EK_ASUS_Rampage_IV_Extreme_Full_Board_Cooling_Block_Kit_-_Electroless_Nickel_Plated_EK-FB_KIT_RE4_-_EN_Nickel.html
1x https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc-bridge-triple-parallel-csq-plexi

If possible for the pump/res https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-xres-140-revo-d5-pwm-incl-pump

Since EK doesn't seem to have the RIVE blocks anymore, I figured I'd link them from frozencpu who still has them listed.

so 6(7 if you seperate the mobo kit) blocks and 1 D5 pump/res combo in total that I want to install LED's into and most list 3mm LED's as compatible...I just need to know how to install them and how many LED's in total that I need per block preferabbly. Sadly EKWB's website lists the size of LED's I need but not how many and the instructions don't say where to install them.
Edited by Black Magix - 8/18/16 at 9:03am
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I'm not sure about the RIVE block, but pretty sure the rest have two holes drilled for 3mm leds similar to the picture. Probably the same with the RIVE. Every EK block I can remember had two, usually on the side that would be facing the back of the case.

The pump/res has room for an led plug in the top.

I usually just use a dab of hot glue to hold them in.
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CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

I'm not sure about the RIVE block, but pretty sure the rest have two holes drilled for 3mm leds similar to the picture. Probably the same with the RIVE. Every EK block I can remember had two, usually on the side that would be facing the back of the case.

The pump/res has room for an led plug in the top.

I usually just use a dab of hot glue to hold them in.

Lol I just ordered 14x2 beacuse the cpu looked like it had 4 so I figured 4 per device....at least I have extras lol.
Edited by Black Magix - 8/18/16 at 1:56pm
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I just noticed that the water blocks have the LED feature on the website...this makes me wonder how many for each block I need and how to install them.

Looking to get a running total...

Here's what I want to illuminate

1x https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-supremacy-evo-nickel-original-csq
2x https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc-titan-x-nickel-original-csq
1x http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14723/ex-blc-1028/EK_ASUS_Rampage_IV_Extreme_Full_Board_Cooling_Block_Kit_-_Electroless_Nickel_Plated_EK-FB_KIT_RE4_-_EN_Nickel.html
1x https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc-bridge-triple-parallel-csq-plexi

If possible for the pump/res https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-xres-140-revo-d5-pwm-incl-pump

Since EK doesn't seem to have the RIVE blocks anymore, I figured I'd link them from frozencpu who still has them listed.

so 6(7 if you seperate the mobo kit) blocks and 1 D5 pump/res combo in total that I want to install LED's into and most list 3mm LED's as compatible...I just need to know how to install them and how many LED's in total that I need per block preferabbly. Sadly EKWB's website lists the size of LED's I need but not how many and the instructions don't say where to install them.

You have a pair of 3mm LED holes in the CPU block and the GPU blocks. The Rampage IV doesn't have LED holes from what I remember but I could be mistaken. The bridge might have a pair of 3mm too but not 100% sure.
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Thanks! it actually looks like the GPU are 5mm but 3 shoudl fit equally as well. nothing a quick strip of electrical tape on the back can't fix.

I see if I can find an LED for my Sound Blaster Z so that think isn't as bright.
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fitting a 3mm in a 5mm, it'll come loose too easily.

the most tricky part, is not the LED itself, but the immense spider web or cables you'll have around.

I'm still planning trying to figure out how I should wire all these LEDs.

I'm trying to hide the wire.
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