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so i am working on a new build. Ordered my 650d case, ax850psu, sli'd 570 giga windforce, ripjaw mem, 120gb vertex 3....waiting on z68 mb.. Built many machines before, but never really got involved in lighting. I basically want to put blacklights inside.. How are these for blacklighting? http://www.frozencpu.com/products/57....html?tl=g6c77

Also, I see a lot of people with custom lighting but never see mention of being able to turn them on and off. How do I go about doing that so my build can basically be dark when I want my room dark to sleep?

Lastly, whats is this for and where would it mount? http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...?tl=g6c77s1166
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lets start with this, how knowledgable are you with electrical? and splicing wires and making connections? etc
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in all honesty, probably not my forte...i've been building computers for probably 15 years, just never got into that part of it...never built one that was overly tricked out..
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in all honesty, probably not my forte...i've been building computers for probably 15 years, just never got into that part of it...never built one that was overly tricked out..
It's not too difficult, just look for beginner electricity websites. Or better yet go and buy a beginner kit from you local electronics store. They usually go for about $20-50. They typically contain 10-50 projects you can do to get you familiar with electronics and you learn a lot doing them.

Tons of books you can buy online as well, but as I found (the hard way) these are overly complicated if you don't know much already. I bought "Electronics Demystified" by Gibilsco, and the first chapter was so confusing I couldn't keep reading it. Literally started going straight into mathematical formulas for Ohms law
Code:
E = IR, I = E/R, R = E/I
P = EI, P = I2R, P = E2/R

one of the first questions you get:
Suppose that a voltmeter reads 12V and ammeter reads 50mA find the power dissipated resistor.


Answer:
P = EI = 12 x 0.050 = 0.60W
and Circuit diagrams etc etc, simple? Probably but it's been a loooooong time since I as at highschool, not that I payed attention when I was at highschool.
post #5 of 8
LED's and CCFL's arent really 'black light' as much as they are UV light (color).

Heres where a UV CCFL looks like





Here are UV LED's

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I think I'll just go with the UV leds then. Does anyone know what that part i linked is used for?
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I thought this was pretty self explanatory?

"The Bitspower X-Station LED Power Hub features two sets of 2-pin connectors available in 12V and 3.3V for powering tailed LEDs. This can support both tailed LEDs with resistors and without. The hub also glows in the color designated to add to the effect of your build."
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There will be tutorials on this site, just look for them.
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