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post #1 of 14
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So I want to get a pair of cold cathodes but I ain't sure whether getting this once:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-001-_-Product

or this twice for a pair:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16800888026

Is either of them better quality? And if I were to buy the first pair, would I be able to separate them to put em solo wherever I like in my case?

Thx
post #2 of 14
Hi.

I would get the dual kit.

Less money, same thing (afaik), single purchase.

Fwiw, I have been using Logisys CCFL's for some years now and I find them to be reliable and long-lasting.
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Been satisfied with my UV cathodes by Logisys. I called them about one of my cathodes since the wire was unattached to the cathode inside the tubing so it didn't light up completely and they said I would have to mail it back to them before they sent me a new one. I said that would take to much time and then ended the call. Decided to email them about it after and they just sent me a new one no questions asked. haha
     
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I just got 2 sets of the dual 12" for my Xclio A380. 2 in top, one on bottom, and one foreward left front.
They weren't "quite" as bright as I was led to believe, but that's probably because all the vids I saw of them made it seem like they were blindingly bright.

Anyway, when I ordered mine the shipping was $5.99, and the set itself was $5.99. (this was only a couple weeks ago).
I ordered 2 kits mostly in case anything was damaged, and because the S&H was only about a dollar more for 2 of em'.
Depending on your case, you may be able to keep them fairly far apart, but you ain't gonna stretch one to the bottom and one to the top of a HAF-X or anything. Keep in mind that both lights need to be able to reach the inverter box, not fan headers or any other 3 pin connections.
You HAVE to pretty much use the inverter box, although there are some other lights that run off of 3 pin I think.
Edit; I'm guessing you prices are not USD...
Edited by Nixuz - 12/26/10 at 3:41pm
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post #5 of 14
go with the dual, i just picked up some red ones about 2 weeks ago. they work great!
post #6 of 14
They are actually pretty warm. False advertising.
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They are actually pretty warm. False advertising.
I haven't found them to affect my temps, but I have pretty good airflow.
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post #8 of 14
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So would u recommend me buying that dual kit and even twice?? Are u satisfied with brightness?
post #9 of 14
It really depends on your case and how much light you want.
I have mine in nearly a full tower, and 4 because I wanted it to be really bright.
And it is pretty bright with no other lights on in the room. With lights on, it's merely a nice glow that shows my components, with lights off it's the center of attention.

In any case, (hur hur hur), I'd get 2 sets because you end up with extra parts, you save on shipping, and if you find you don't want the second set there is ALWAYS someone out there with a window on their PC who would probably like glowing blue lights and be willing to pay you $10 or more for them.
I get my camera back from my GF tomorrow, so I will try and take pics of them for you to show the brightness.
Edited by Nixuz - 12/27/10 at 10:19pm
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post #10 of 14
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Ooo, pretty please?
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