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What's up guys, finally finished building my computer and am just putting the final touches on it! biggrin.gif

I'm looking for a lighting solution that can give me a nice spread of light across my components.

Ideas for lighting solutions in the 800D? Thanks in advance!
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Fans on top of 500R are dual 120mm or 140mm, both spaced correctly for radiators.

Thanks! Which ever one I can get my hands on first, that will be the two I puchase... They are in my wish list on the corsair web pages as well...

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Originally Posted by Necrodox;14738256 
What's up guys, finally finished building my computer and am just putting the final touches on it! biggrin.gif

I'm looking for a lighting solution that can give me a nice spread of light across my components.

Ideas for lighting solutions in the 800D? Thanks in advance!

Best bet is to get LED strips. NZXT makes them, they are nice and you have enough to go around the whole case and some, makes it look amazing
     
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post #3494 of 8654
or wait for the Corsair Link cooling and lightning, that comes with two customizable led strips.
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Originally Posted by Balsagna;14740387 
Best bet is to get LED strips. NZXT makes them, they are nice and you have enough to go around the whole case and some, makes it look amazing

I used the lian li ones for mine
I looked into both and the lian li ones was a better solution
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I got the NZXT LED light strip, I got the 2 meter strip and what I did was wrapped it around the edges of my case. It was a pain to fit behind the 480 radiator but when I finally got it there I was really disappointed with the light spread.

It just looked like little individual beams of lighting coming down.

Luckily I found two white cold cathodes in my box of computer wonders that I forgot I had, I'll try those out and see what happens.

The NZXT cable would be amazing if you mounted it on the actual side panel, point all of the LED's at the components and you're set.

I checked out the Lian Li LED's and they look like they would be epic considering the tight LED construction. I'll order two of those and see how it works out.
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or wait for the Corsair Link cooling and lightning, that comes with two customizable led strips.

I looked it up and that looks pretty sick, is there an expected release date?
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I looked it up and that looks pretty sick, is there an expected release date?

late september/october frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Necrodox;14746820 
I got the NZXT LED light strip, I got the 2 meter strip and what I did was wrapped it around the edges of my case. It was a pain to fit behind the 480 radiator but when I finally got it there I was really disappointed with the light spread.

It just looked like little individual beams of lighting coming down.

Luckily I found two white cold cathodes in my box of computer wonders that I forgot I had, I'll try those out and see what happens.

The NZXT cable would be amazing if you mounted it on the actual side panel, point all of the LED's at the components and you're set.

I checked out the Lian Li LED's and they look like they would be epic considering the tight LED construction. I'll order two of those and see how it works out.



I looked it up and that looks pretty sick, is there an expected release date?

The Lian Li LED's are just outdoor LED lighting strips.
http://www.tiptopelectronics.com/home.asp?MENU=LEDs&txtQuery=LED+Strip

How much are you paying for a meter? I have a few here I was going to use, but I ended up going with the NZXT because it not only looks great but also has the on/off switch and 3 position intensity switch. I actually moded a 5 1/4" drive bay plate to mount those two switches so I can control the LEDs from the front of my case. My buddy has a haf X case and he used the same LEDs. They look great there as well, and me mounted the switched in an unused 3.5" drive bay internally without any modding at all. Of course he has to open his case to adjust the intensity or turn them off.

I'm using the little brother case (600T) to the ones you guys are using but I think the NZXTs would have much the same effect.

Here's an older pic with the side panel on:

p3250009.jpg

It lights everything up a lot better when the side panel is on than it does when it's off: (newer pic)

p8100006g.jpg

I used a flash in that pic and it drowns out the LEDs a bit.
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Sorry, didn't notice the double post.
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Unfortunately I could only find the Lian Li LED's by frozencpu and such, shipping is kill me along with the hefty price tag on the Lian Li LED's.

I wish there was a cheap and simple solution to lighting, frown.gif.
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