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Old 08-25-2003, 06:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i want to put in some lighting inside my box.
unfortunately,i dont think there is a shop here that sells cathodes.
can LEDs be a substitute?are they concerns for producing heat inside the box?

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Old 08-25-2003, 02:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yes, LEDs are good substitutes,...i used LEDs on my very first mod. just make sure you have enough juice(power) for the LEDs(superbright/hyperLEDS).

for added info,..some of my friends use neons that were generally designed for car plates.
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thanks!
now the question is,
i want to put a switch on it os i can just switch it ON if i only want to impress and OFF if i dont need it (daytime).will that not cause any problems if i switch it ON/OFF while the PC is already ON.or do i have to reboot to switch it?

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yes,i'll be using a rocker switch.
im concerned of power fluctuations.

ill look for laser leds.
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just make sure you have a big power supply..and everything will do just fine. i once had a 300watt psu...inside a pc that has 4 hyper/lazer LEDS....i had BSOD a lot of times for that.
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i gotta stupid question, what is BSOD?
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BSOD= blue screen of death
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o duh rofl
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lol! thats alright..haha!
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one final request.

how will i connect the LEDs to the molex(?)?
im planning on using at least 2.

i have my things now for modding my case.a little bit more details i need to start it.

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