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ahmadkA Feb 14, 2007, 08:18am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 15, 2007, 10:09am EST

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hi guys...well, i have just had my new system for about a month now, and I am thinking of adding some lighting effects to it :P.....

stuff like CCFLs, UV reactive stuff, LEDs,...etc...

I have looked at a decent amount of case mod jobs done by people, but generally they are a bit advanced...they include D-I-Y stuff like cutting the case, drilling, ...all kinds of advanced hardware work....

I am not looking for that...I am just looking for simple mods, that you just buy and install, since this is my first time on modding, to go with a first time on a totally custom PC :P ....and thus, I am a beginner at such stuff....

So what I am looking for is some suggestions on which lights (any type of lights though) should I use...what colour schemes, which place to install them in the case, etc...

also, if you know a place where pics of case mods, with light effects (not DIY type mods) are available, please give me a shout....:grin:

oh yes, right now my case looks pretty boring...here is a picture of my case right now, although most of the wires you see have been hidden in the drive bay, so this front space is 95% empty...i will post some more pics later hopefully....

**LOOK DOWN.....I HAVE ADDED MORE CURRENT PICS** (sorry for using caps, I didnt mean to shout :D )

http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/7724/1001449go9.jpg

the target casing is this one:
Aerocool AeroEngine-II Black
[url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811196019[/url]


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Liquid Shadow Feb 14, 2007, 09:17am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need some general advice on case lighting
Nice case.

http://www.xoxide.com is a good place to start for case modding, they have a decent amount of stuff on there.



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ahmadkA Feb 14, 2007, 09:24am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need some general advice on case lighting
Yeh I have already checked that site out, they do have some good stuff there...

Anyway, I made an initial list of possible mods.. have a look:

1) 2x http://www.bestbyteinc.com/Fans,_Fan_Controllers,_Temp_Sensors...A2018.html

2) 2x http://www.bestbyteinc.com/Cases,_Case_Parts,_Badges/Case_Mods...D-BLC.html

3) 1x http://www.bestbyteinc.com/Cases,_Case_Parts,_Badges/Case_Mods...D-BLL.html

4) (1 or 2)x http://www.xpcgear.com/lqccflspiralbl.html

5) (1 or 2)x http://www.xpcgear.com/12ccflblueuv.html

One question I have regarding CCFLs, is which one is better in the items 4 and 5 about ? I mean, 4 looks good on paper (webpage :P), but I dont know if it looks good in reality too or not....

also what do you think about the other pieces ?

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ahmadkA Feb 15, 2007, 10:04am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need some general advice on case lighting

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Lou Bot Feb 15, 2007, 11:17am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need some general advice on case lighting
Here is my advice: you get tired of it after a while :):):)

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ahmadkA Feb 16, 2007, 04:22am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need some general advice on case lighting
lolz...:D

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ahmadkA Feb 16, 2007, 06:02pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need some general advice on case lighting
although i know the answer to this is general terms, but can someone pleeeease tell me how to differentiate between a 'normal' light CCFL, and a UV light one ? this is really bugging me

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Bitmap Feb 16, 2007, 11:45pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need some general advice on case lighting
UV is a bit more purpleish. It looks like, an in fact is, a black light, if you know what those are like.

Also, if you're not sure, the website selling the item should tell you. :)

I'm gonna say this, even though it looks like you're already doing this. Try to keep a common theme for your colors. I've seen too many hideous light jobs where people are trying to mix reds, greens, blues, and pretty much any other color of the rainbow, just so they can have all colors. :~

I've got an all blue-lit theme right down to my keyboard, and my mousepad, :D

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ahmadkA Feb 17, 2007, 07:55am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need some general advice on case lighting
yeah I am goin for an all blue theme too......although the DFI board I am using, has yellow and orange colour UV reactive slots on it....so I dont know how that will look with a blue casing theme...

and apart from that, have a look at this...

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=pro...s_id=20529

these are UV lights right ?

so why does it say 'best of both worlds' in its features ? It makes me think that maybe these CCFLs give out 'normal' light, as well as UV light....although not sure about this...

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ahmadkA Feb 19, 2007, 11:56am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need some general advice on case lighting
ok, I have come up with 3 configurations, based on what people are telling me...

Design 1:

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/898/1001531nm0.jpg

Design 2:

http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/1166/1001531ox1.jpg

Design 3:

http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/6369/1001531kx8.jpg

Choose one...

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