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Or all white, white with blue, it's really up to you. You could sleeve with a white blue mix the sky is really the limit. I just meant the more creative you are the better it usually looks and the more you like it b/c you used you own thoughts and didn’t just do the standard. But yes the color cathodes glow and saturate everything. So, if you want your PC to be one big ball of blue glow then get blue cathodes. The only cathodes that don't do that is white, they just look like florescent light. Or leds, but I feel they are too bright for just case lighting cathodes are more subtle. LEDs are bright light in one direction. Cathodes glow. If I had my pc done I would give a pic but I havent even started sleeving yet. But, I am more over a clean sharp, stright lines kind of person so naturally I like clean white light and crisp white sleeve. Look at you pc and think where do I want light what colors are my components what would accent them the best. If you have a Red Rampage board then you may want more reds and blacks, a blue ASUS P6X58D you might want more blues and whites or blacks. If you had your sig filled out I would know these kinds of things or post a pic of you rig interior. Lol I feel like a rig interior designer *I hearby patent this idea incase anyone wants to startup a rig interior design firm!* 12-20-10 9:59pm!

I just looked at the first page and see you have a sabertooth Greens and black or gunmetals.
I would stay away from green, blue, and red cathodes. Green is toooo much, Blue offsets the green toooo much, and Red you have yourself a Christmas party. I would sleeve Black and silver or grey mix. Light white or dim white light, or even backlight the board in blue if you must have blue. Go for a military style them with that board if this is the same board. It's a nice board with nice theme options. BUT I REPEAT THIS IS ALL MY I IN NO WAY AM TELLING YOU WHAT TO DO YOUR OWN IDEAS ARE THE BEST ONES.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-665-_-Product

I just relized this may be too long to even read lol sry for the rant.
Edited by Nakattk - 12/20/10 at 8:14pm
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No, I took my time reading all because I totally understand what you're saying and myself am the kind of person that wants everything to be matched perfectly so that in the end, the reward you get is that uve done a great job in creativity. So because i've never built any PC nor bought anything online yet (u, as I imagine, are experienced).. i'm asking so thoroughly for the perfect solo light color or color light combination. (a whole focused blue light design indeed lacks of creativity and is pretty standard but always gives an awesome result if looking at all the video and picture reviews for example) ..Would white cathode light be a good mix with the rest of the blue?? Maybe, I don't know, i've never tried anything yet xD

That being said, I changed my mind on x58 sabertooth precisely because of the color choice and am most probably heading for the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R after a lot of debates and reviews. (the main reason why I wanted sabertooth was that it's part of a nice combo deal including: sabertooth itself, i7-950 and HAF X for a total of $639.99 thus saving about 80$ on newegg.ca) Btw here is, at the moment, the whole rig I intend to get:

- HAF X
- Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
- i7-950
- OCZ Vertex 2 120GB (SSD)
- Black Caviar 1TB 7200RPM (HDD)
- GTX 570 Gigabyte or EVGA (still thinking, look-warranty-superclocked issue)
- KINGWIN LZG-850 GOLD 80+ Gold (Blue LED)
- Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler
- 3 x 2 GB OCZ Platinum DDR3 1600 6-8-6-24
(not mentioning the cathode and LED fans to switch)

So what do you think now? ^^
Edited by Lutsk92 - 12/21/10 at 7:50am
post #23 of 34
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There's only one red led lit fan. Replace it with a blue led lit one.
There are two led's for power-on and hdd activity. Replace them with blue ones.
What's the problem? It gets no simpler than this.
the hdd/power led's are blue already IIRC on the HAF X
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I agree about adding some white to the mix. By the way, this :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233036 would look great as your rear fan and add a bit of bright white to the inside of your case.

I am always looking for clean ways to add some light, and my recent fixation is this:

Unfortunately my case doesn't have a removable mobo tray, so I haven't yet figured out how to do something like this. Some blue (or white) leds under your mobo tray would give off a flood of light from the back of the case.

The key is to have fun.

As far as having all blue everywhere, I don't think it would be ugly, just that that is a huge case and that would be a lot of blue. Mix it up however you like it. BTW, I am currently on a blue with orange kick.
These: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233015 with blue light behind them look pretty neat.
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Wow I just looked up a couple of pics of case rigs including blue LED fans + white cathode and let me tell you it may not be for me. Simply because i'm searching for a more appeasing effect (especially at night) rather than intense bright light that would bother me.

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I agree about adding some white to the mix. By the way, this :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233036 would look great as your rear fan and add a bit of bright white to the inside of your case.

I am always looking for clean ways to add some light, and my recent fixation is this:

Unfortunately my case doesn't have a removable mobo tray, so I haven't yet figured out how to do something like this. Some blue (or white) leds under your mobo tray would give off a flood of light from the back of the case.

The key is to have fun.

As far as having all blue everywhere, I don't think it would be ugly, just that that is a huge case and that would be a lot of blue. Mix it up however you like it. BTW, I am currently on a blue with orange kick.
These: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233015 with blue light behind them look pretty neat.
Yea, I already got that xigmatek 140mm in my cart for rear.
Orange/blue definetly makes a good combination, I should consider that.
I've found a better overall performance orange xigmatek fan but it's 140mm (urs is 120mm) which would perfectly fit in the rear instead of the blue one:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-031-_-Product
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I am just glad to see those creative juices starting to flow. Also, for behind the mobo they make thin led strips almost like tape that will fit there if you want light behind it.
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I am just glad to see those creative juices starting to flow. Also, for behind the mobo they make thin led strips almost like tape that will fit there if you want light behind it.
Really? Will any kind of LED fit on the UD3 or UD5 gigabyte mobo for example or is there a specific kind?
post #28 of 34
Something like this you can tape behind the modo it is small enough to fit between the mobo and case. Just tape it down good as to not be rubbing the mobo. Then it would bonce off the mobo back and glow from behind it instead of be bright and one directional like leds are.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24631

or this

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...l?tl=g6c77s126
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That would be a nice modification indeed, is the tape already attached to it or do we need to get our own?
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I don't know. I was just looking into it myself, seems to be a newer product on the market. Even if it's not taped you could use some double sided tape or maybe even tape over it to be completly flat. If you use clear tape the light would shine through the tape and it would be behind the mobo so noone would see the tape plus LEDs don't get hot so no worries there.
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