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Here is my new PC powered on. Lighting-wise it has green LED feet along with green, red, and blue LED sticks. Each colored strip can be controlled by the corresponding switch on the front panel. I had considered CCFLs, but opted for the LED strips instead. I like the look of CCFLs, but the inverters are bulky and attaching them to separate switches seemed like it would be difficult.

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Aug 26, 2013 at 05:08 AM Author: rjluna2
Curiously, Patrick You seems to use the on board video port instead of the video card.

By the way, nice modded case

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Aug 26, 2013 at 09:48 AM Author: mrboojay
That is really cool! Did it come with lights or are they addons?

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Aug 26, 2013 at 11:04 AM Author: FrontSideBus
Back in the day I had LED and CCFL case lighting I bought a UV sensitive felt-tip pen and coloured in all of the traces on the motherboard & graphics card ect. Took bloody ages but looked fantastic under the UV CCFL's!

I had a silver Coolermaster ATCS-201 with a glass window in the side pannel

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Aug 26, 2013 at 11:32 AM Author: Ash
Awesome setup

The inverters are no much of a problem actually, you can tie them in the unused drive bays. There is one problem with CCFLs anyways - They tend to lose vacuum at EOL, and for the average T0.8 that means the ends with the electrode snap off the tube and remain hanging on the wires. If that fall on some hardware it'll blow it with more than a KV.....

And... you have got a parallel port in the computer. It is sstraightforward to control its data pins (8 pins at voltage levels 0v and approx 3.3-5v) with software. You can replce the switches witha few transistors and have some real fun
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Aug 26, 2013 at 12:33 PM Author: FrontSideBus
I had quite a few CCFL inverters blowup on me!

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Aug 26, 2013 at 08:12 PM Author: Patrick
@FrontSideBus, that must have looked amazing. I've seen some neat setups just with the fluorescent cable sleeves and a few other components. It must have been even better after all that work with the pen.

@rjluna2, no video card yet. I figured I might as well try the integrated graphics until I need something better. Maybe that will be soon or maybe not. I'll see how it performs. Supposedly the Intel 4000 graphics aren't too bad. Not as good as nvidia or ATI, but finally acceptable for limited gaming.

One blue LED fan was included. Everything else was extra. The only lights in my old PC were the same case feet, except in blue. I hope these new ones last. Two of the four in my old PC have gone dark.

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Aug 26, 2013 at 08:45 PM Author: mrboojay
I have a 3rd Gen. Core i-5 laptop with Intel 4000 graphics, and it has done pretty well so far. I can render video and play 3D games without too much issue (in high performance mode while plugged in). Well, the ones I have played.

Like this one. I can play it with everything turned up. Except for a motion blur (my choice) and anti-aliasing.

Again, that is a really cool case. I really like the way all of those colors look in there. Did it come like that?
Wonder if you could set it up so that it changes color with the case temperature.

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Feb 15, 2015 at 04:47 AM Author: Beta 5
wow. very cool

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Feb 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM Author: xmaslightguy
Looks awesome! Especially like those lighted feet..have never seen that before

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you have got a parallel port in the computer. It is sstraightforward to control its data pins (8 pins at voltage levels 0v and approx 3.3-5v) with software.

I have a really old computer that I added 2 extra parallel ports to (so it has 3 total) ... that is what I use to control my christmas lights

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

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Sep 21, 2015 at 05:29 PM Author: rjluna2
Sure, no problem Patrick. Take your time to find the right video card

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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