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I like love my cathodes!

This looks good, however I think I'll find it hard to keep my cathodes hidden. Is that just one you have? Also I think I'll need at least 2 to get both sides of my case glowing in order to see through the mesh.
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Cool =D i haven't seen them like that before. It can still be said that most require the inverter though- but i don't se a 2"x1"x1" box as hard to stash




Thats just 1 cathode and that lights up pretty nicely. The catch with mine is they cost $30AU for 1, Rather than $20AU for 2 regular cathodes, Or even $12 for 2 from ebay.
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post #23 of 26
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Looks good, although I want my whole case to be lit up top and bottom, so all I'll need is a cathode at bottom and top. Think I'm gonna go with the cathodes just because it'll be easier with lighting and I wouldn't know how many LEDs I will need for my whole case to glow.
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Anyone have any pics of LED strings in there cases? Ever since I saw those ones from NZXT I thought those would be the way to go. I have tried out some cathodes in my pc, but it was pure ghetto to attach them, plus a pain to work inside the pc bc of the way they were attached to the side panel. Just all around messy.

They did light it up well, but it was a cable management nightmare. Could be better with some higher quality ones that don't require a separate inverter, but that was just my initial experience.
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This looks good, however I think I'll find it hard to keep my cathodes hidden. Is that just one you have? Also I think I'll need at least 2 to get both sides of my case glowing in order to see through the mesh.
I've got two. One up top, and one on the right hand side. The right one has a great angle, and lights up a lot of the bottom. I am planning on getting a smaller one to light the rest of the bottom as well.
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post #26 of 26
For people that are adding multiple cold cathodes to their set up. Wouldn't it be nice to have one inverter for up to eight lights. Instead of one per light. Lamptron Elite 8-Port CCFL Aluminium Inverter
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