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Cold Cathode or LED lightings that change with the temperature

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Wouldn't it be cool to have light mods of which would be some case lights controlled by the temperature of your CPU?

Although not directly, perhaps an internal USB connection to the motherboard can have a program relay data to a microcontroller, which determines what set of red or blue LEDs or cold cathodes are on and off, mixing them in an effect to correspond with the temperature. For instance, at 30C or 40C, the lights in the case would be blue, then approacing around the 45C to 50C mark, the lights go purplish, then at 60C or 70C, the lights turn full red. Afterwards, perhaps at maybe 65C or somewhere, when your CPU is starting to get toasty, the red LEDs or cathodes start to flash, increasing in frequency with the tempurature.
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Would seem kind of pointless if ur on water cooling or ur system just heats up when u use it. It would just stay red/flash all the time. Idk, doesn't seem like a good concept, IMO atleast.
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Would seem kind of pointless if ur on water cooling or ur system just heats up when u use it. It would just stay red/flash all the time. Idk, doesn't seem like a good concept, IMO atleast.
At idle I go to 35C, and at full load I hit about 65C, and gaming/inventor/extremeinternetsurfing bring me to 45Cish. It wouldn't be primarily for actually knowing then temps (unless you have it flash at a point where you think you are approaching the 'danger zone'), it would just look cool and make it seem as if your computer is some alien nuclear fusion reactor thing from outer space that was stolen from the Pentagon (Or whatever else the layman might think it is)
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I thinks it's a cool idea. After all the ASUS Matrix 5870 has the same type of lighting on the card. I would like to get a fan controller that had the temps on the front of my comptuer comptuer, but most of the time I can only see into the side of my comptuer so to have something indicating the temp on the side of the case would also be benificial.
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I don't think any single LED or CCFL can hit that range of color... You would have to use a cluster of them.
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post #6 of 6
I love the visual indication of temps (and other things) as well.
Here is a link to a mod I did (with help) from Radodrill using a Matrix Orbital display and LCDC software.
http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...ml#post3055539

Good luck with your project!
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