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You do have to be careful with them I did break one of mine but only after like the 5 time taking it apart. I had to replace mine as well. thumb.gif
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post #8462 of 18197
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I would love to see how your case looks with the side panel on. I'm really debating cold cathodes.

Afew more wider shots, 1 with flash 1 without



I really like the UV CCFL's, although I may change my mind about them in a year or 2 biggrin.gif

*edit
gives my Blade Runner poster a cool effect too in the office tongue.gif

Edited by Lobsterman - 2/25/13 at 12:43pm
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What CCFLs do you use? I'm scared of them burning.
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Very nice! Thanks for sharing. I'm considering getting the white CCFLS but I've hardly been able to find any pictures of people that have them on their rigs. The NZXT led rope seems popular, but I don' know if it's going to be bright enough.

I've spent all weekend wondering if I should get the windowed side panel from corsair, white cable extensions, and some white CCFLS. Decisions, decisions.
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Very nice! Thanks for sharing. I'm considering getting the white CCFLS but I've hardly been able to find any pictures of people that have them on their rigs. The NZXT led rope seems popular, but I don' know if it's going to be bright enough.

I've spent all weekend wondering if I should get the windowed side panel from corsair, white cable extensions, and some white CCFLS. Decisions, decisions.

at that point it really does depend on how bright you really want the lights to be. The NZXT LED rope does have 3 brightness settings. I myself have the NZXT sleved LED kit in white. And I would say its plenty bright. On the lowest brightness setting It illuminates everything inside my case quite nicely, even with my dark tinted side window

thats just my 2cents.gif
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Bit of a ghetto mod around the window, I like the effect though and when the side panel is on you can't see any of the wires smile.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Just done a teardown/clean/rebuild over the weekend and my suspicions about the fan controller being busted were confirmed. Have requested and been approved RMA by Corsair and they are sending me out a new controller tommorrow. Any advice on removing the front fascia without snapping the little holding tabs as they seem like they would break with any amount of force? Im already imagining myself having to break a few of them to fix the controller problem and then spending another £30 to have a new fascia sent out as obviously OCD would go into overdrive knowing that the tabs are snapped and wouldn't be able to sleep until they were fixed/new frown.gif

I have taken my front cover off at least 30+ times, and they are all still good.. Don't forget the golden rule when taking things apart, if you are using too much force then you are doing it wrong.
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at that point it really does depend on how bright you really want the lights to be. The NZXT LED rope does have 3 brightness settings. I myself have the NZXT sleved LED kit in white. And I would say its plenty bright. On the lowest brightness setting It illuminates everything inside my case quite nicely, even with my dark tinted side window

thats just my 2cents.gif


Any pics that would help me out? Thanks for the reply btw.

I guess I lean towards cold cathode because it's a little cheaper than the NZXT rope. Since I have an H100, it seems like a cold cathode in front of it would be pretty blocked by the radiator and wouldn't give much light to the motherboard and heatsink. So I was thinking something like this...



Or maybe it would be better to mount two cathodes to the actual door, just above and below the windows. Wish I could see a picture of somebody that has done that with white leds. I want good lighting, but I don't want to wash everything out.

But I'm still not even sure if I'm going to get very even light coverage if I mount the cathodes like that. Maybe I should just get the NZXT rope...but I'm just worried about coverage. I've seen a lot of pics where they use the rope and it really illuminates the edges of the window, but the center of the motherboard, gpus, and heatsink are all pretty dark.

It does seem like getting a white led 120mm fan really helps with the lighting though. Ugh...I hate this.
Edited by kcamrn - 2/25/13 at 5:43pm
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Any pics that would help me out? Thanks for the reply btw.

I guess I lean towards cold cathode because it's a little cheaper than the NZXT rope. Since I have an H100, it seems like a cold cathode in front of it would be pretty blocked by the radiator and wouldn't give much light to the motherboard and heatsink. So I was thinking something like this...



Or maybe it would be better to mount two cathodes to the actual door, just above and below the windows. Wish I could see a picture of somebody that has done that with white leds. I want good lighting, but I don't want to wash everything out.

But I'm still not even sure if I'm going to get very even light coverage if I mount the cathodes like that. Maybe I should just get the NZXT rope...but I'm just worried about coverage. I've seen a lot of pics where they use the rope and it really illuminates the edges of the window, but the center of the motherboard, gpus, and heatsink are all pretty dark.

It does seem like getting a white led 120mm fan really helps with the lighting though. Ugh...I hate this.

Ill play around a little bit this week and see what I can come up with for pictures. All I have to take pics with is my phone, and unfortunately the HTC One S camera doesn't do the best in low light.

Remeber though, Cold Cathodes are BRIGHT. I think that if you were to go that route, one on the side panel going vertically would do, and should give you all the light you need.
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Any pics that would help me out?...

Well Kcamrn I did actually have 2 white CCFL's in the exact spots in your drawing above before I got the UV's, some pics I just taken with the old white ones:-





This 1 is with the vertical one mounted behind the mobo tray in same spot:-


These last 2 are with them mounted on the door, 1 above 1 below as you described, which actually I think gives the best effect:-

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