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Hello OCN, I would like you to meet the inside of my case.



I am looking for suggestions on possible lighting effects to get out of this. I have a full window side panel, and as of now only 1 green led fan. I was thinking about buying the 2 x 12" cold cathode set for $7 from Xoxide.com, and placing 1 in the spot between the side panel and the hdd cage, and then one where the bottom of the side panel meets the base of the case.

Does anyone have any experience with which colors would go nicely with green? I planned on adding the sound module with my cathodes also, btw. I think either purple or blue would be the best. But I still have one part of me itching for the white, only because not many people have white on the inside of their computers.

Basically, suggest good lighting methods which produce very little, if any, heat.
    
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I have blue LED fans, with a Green CC kit.

I think it looks Awesome.
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Did you just place your cathodes in the corners of the frame?
    
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I think Green/Purple or Green/White would look pretty sweet.

Since you have a full panel window, grab some double-sided tape and see where you can mount the CCFLs and what types of ambient effects you can get. Most folks mount them on the top edges of their cases, but that's not to say a HDD couldn't do without some ground effects!

The CCFLs themselves don't put out a lot of heat, but the inverter does get a bit warm.
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Originally Posted by Chadh92 View Post
Did you just place your cathodes in the corners of the frame?

I placed mine on my side panel, above the plexi next to my dvd drive, and PSU.

The green is a bit over whelming, but oh well XD.

EDIT: sorry for all those cables, im to lazy to fix them ha ha.


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post #6 of 6
I think a bright purple and green mix would look pretty sweet. As for placement, maybe try one on the bottom and one on top of the side panel, so you have a good blend of colors.
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