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I have 15-20 small red "ultrabright"(hooked up to a 1.5v AA bttery and was blinded for a few minutes) leds and i was thinking of lighting up my case alittle but I

A) Have no side panel window

B) Have no resistors

What should I do?

All suggestions without money allowed(I am VERY broke)
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post #2 of 10
Take a pic of the case? Just to see what it looks like.. I have seen people put them underneath their case to give a nice underglow, depending on how high off the ground your case sits, or where it is located.. So you can make it look something like......

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post #3 of 10
the under glow effect ^^ is a cool look coming from under the mobo too. Light up some fans, or put a glow behind some grill plates or HDD.

Typically with single led lighting, the over all lighting effect is better when you can't see the actual light source. So hiding the led's behind anything or in a corner that the viewer can't see is a plus.
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Typically with single led lighting, the over all lighting effect is better when you can't see the actual light source. So hiding the led's behind anything or in a corner that the viewer can't see is a plus.
Absolutely.
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post #5 of 10
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my case sits on carpet sooooo no space under it. I do, however, like the idea of under the mobo. Any ideas of where i could wire it up to(have no resistors so 12v is a no go) or how could i wire the up to fans?
I like the mobo idea more tho
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post #6 of 10
Lol, the combination of the title to this thread and your name in juxtaposition caught my attention. What to do? Kill.

Anyways, on topic.... Resistors are quite cheap. Are you looking for something to do that will cost absolutely nothing, or would you be willing to spend >$5?
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post #7 of 10
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Man i dont even have $1 to spend. At most i may find a buck lying around the house in change, so i would like an absolutely free suggestion
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post #8 of 10
Well that's a drag. I'd suggest waiting a month or so and holding on to those LED's until you can hook them up with some resistors. It's probably frustrating to have them sitting there doing nothing, but if you save them until you have the money to properly utilize them you'll get a better end product.
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post #9 of 10
You might be able to find some resistors in some old electronics like an old radio or something.
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post #10 of 10
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Yea im thinking i have to. i have a molex extender i can chop up too for the source(female on oneside, 2 inches of wire, then a male plug). What resistors will i need to get from 12v to 1.5?
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