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I recently bought a CM 690 II case and a Rasa RS240 Kit and after seeing how the computer looks (and the fact that the case has a switch for LEDs) I actually thought it'd look good to get some green lighting in my case to match and make the side panel and reservoir stand out.

I really don't know anything about this so what's the best route to go? I'd like it to turn on and off with the switch that's on the case, which uses a 3 pin fan female adapter to plug into whatever you wanted.

As always, thanks in advance for your support and help!
post #2 of 16
I'm using these LED's in my case. They're super bright and look great. I cut various sections and soldered wires to them so I could place them in a bunch of different areas. I used the molex connector from a dead fan to connect them to my PSU.
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post #3 of 16
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How does it look? Do you have pics?
post #4 of 16
I'm using the plain white ones and they're really bright. I don't have any pics yet, but I should get some up in a week after I'm done sleeving some stuff.
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post #5 of 16
Common Sense RC makes great products as well! I run there lipo's in all my mini's and wow they are some of the best lipo's i've used.
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post #6 of 16
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Lipos? Don't the LEDs leave ugly blind spots too? Or do they look good?
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Lipos? Don't the LEDs leave ugly blind spots too? Or do they look good?

Li-Po = Lithium Polymer, it's a type of battery with a very high energy density and very high discharge rates.

I have zero blinds spots with my LED strips. I cut the strip into three sections and just soldered wires between the strips so it continues the circuit.
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post #8 of 16
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I'd love to see pics!

And, what about cold cathodes? Are those a no-no?
post #9 of 16
Here's pics of my LED strips:
IMG_2274.jpg
IMG_2275.jpg
You can see I cut three strips of LEDs and placed them along the top, rear, and bottom of my case.

IMG_2279.jpg
IMG_2281.jpg
I had to turn the flash off for these photos, but you can see how bright and clear the LED strips make everything. It's a very nice white color too.
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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by farkle0079;12087208 
Here's pics of my LED strips:

I had to turn the flash off for these photos, but you can see how bright and clear the LED strips make everything. It's a very nice white color too.

Thanks for the pics! It look so good I was about to order a strip and BOOM! No shipping to PR. frown.gif Guess I'll search the net for this! Thanks man! You really made my day with those pictures.
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