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got four, just wondering where you all put them for the best lighting, and cable hiding.
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I like to put mine behind/below/above the board, but I run dfi boards which have UV reactive slots. I always like to hide the cathodes so they light but can't be directly seen.
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I like to place them at the edge of the case (have mine at the top and bottom right above and below the window)
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I like to put mine behind/below/above the board, but I run dfi boards which have UV reactive slots. I always like to hide the cathodes so they light but can't be directly seen.
yeah, i agree. I'm building a rig for a friend, and I'm hiding the cathodes so they can't be directly seen, but provide a good amount of light. tops and bottoms of cases work well.
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I like to put mine behind/below/above the board, but I run dfi boards which have UV reactive slots. I always like to hide the cathodes so they light but can't be directly seen.
That seems like the standard now-days. I always see them tucked away but still lighting everything up. It looks the most sleek (for lack of a better word)..
    
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post #6 of 10
The only way to find out is to just put them in different places and see what you like best. I've put mine in so many different spots until I found the current places which I really like

I have one of my cathodes in a really strange place, but it works well so I'll keep it there It's in between my second 5.25" bay and my PSU I'll try to get pics if I can.
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post #7 of 10
I would put them around the edges of your side panel with the window. Keep them away from the eye but giving a good light effect. Hopefully your window doesn't take up the whole side panel.
post #8 of 10
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behind the motherboard? do you put them on the side door itself or in the little hangdown that the door connects to.
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post #9 of 10
yea, behind the little hang down. It is pretty much a personal preference. I used to have one on the hang down and one on the side of the drive bays. Those two cathodes gave off enough light to my liking.
post #10 of 10
i hide mine in the top of my 900
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