Thread: Case lighting
June 13th, 2009, 03:52 AM #1
Im looking for something along the lines of Blue LED lights or tube lights that will light up the inside of my computer. I have the antec 300 case and i was thinking about putting a 12 in tube along the top but it seems the big fan on the top of the case would interfere with the mounting of that light. Any help or ideas of what to do please let me know!
June 13th, 2009, 04:04 AM #2
Food for thought:
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June 13th, 2009, 04:44 AM #3
Here's a small one only 4"
4in Dual Blue Cold Cathode Kit at Xoxide!
These are nice, I have 2 sets.
12in Dual Blue Cold Cathode Kit at Xoxide!
Here is a cool looking one, like liquid inside.
12in Liquid Neon Cathode Light (Blue) at Xoxide!
They also have the sound modules.
Why not think about another color, blue and red do look good together.
Don't waste your money on the multi color LED modules from this site, they are cheap and crappy.
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June 13th, 2009, 10:07 AM #4
June 13th, 2009, 11:24 AM #5
lol karma those are the exact fans i already have for the front two intake fans. Maybe ill just replace the rest with them. Only thing is the top fan is a 140mm fan, i cant seem to find the same type of led fan in that size. Today im going to also add some plexi glass siding and mayb mod the top of the case too. Ill post pics to show how it goes. (If i can find my digital camera ....lol)
Also with the tubing lights i cant really visualize how they are going to fit. 12 inches might be a little hard to fit and that especially depends on the width of the lights too. And for the 4 inch ones will they provide adequate lighting so with the plexi glass on the inside it illuminates everything well ?
Thanks for the options guys keep em coming if you have any better ideas!
June 13th, 2009, 12:02 PM #6
They make colored 140's also.
Yate Loon 140mm UV blue fan with 4 blue leds - Low Speed - D14SL-12
Yate Loon 140mm Clear fan with 4 blue leds - Low Speed - D14SL-12
Aerocool Streamliner 140mm LED Case Fan - UV Blue Frame UV Blue blades - Sleeved Products Model: STREAMLINER-UVB [STREAMLINER-UVB] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
Koolance Fan, 140x25mm, Blue LED (FAN-14025HLED) Products Model: FAN-14025HLED [FAN-14025HLED] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
Yate Loon 140x140x25mm Clear Fan with Quad Blue LED D14SL-124B Products Model: D14SL-124B [D14SL-124B] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
Yate Loon 140x140x25mm UV Blue with Quad UV LED D14SL-124UB Products Model: D14SL-124UB [D14SL-124UB] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
June 13th, 2009, 02:49 PM #7
Just did the side panel with plexi glass, well see how it turns out. Ill put pics up of my new comp after i put all the lights and stuff in. Once again thanks for all the help, def best site for answering my questions.
June 13th, 2009, 06:57 PM #8
here is a nicely modded Antec 300...
modded Antec 300 - TechIMO Photo Gallery
Modded Antec 300 - TechIMO Photo Gallery
I would use the UV CCFL's and find a nice Theme color combo...
here are some links to some nice products...
Logisys CLK12UV2 UV 12" Dual Cold Cathode Light Kit*at SVC.com
Logisys 5 LED Lazer Light - UV*at SVC.com
Clearneon Invisible Black light Paint, blacklight posters, glow in the dark, blacklight fixtures and bulbs, special effects, lighting, uv ... have cool UV paints
Yate Loon 140X140X25MM UV BLUE WITH QUAD UV LED #D14SL-124UB
Cooler Master 120mm Blue LED Case Fan OEM 43CFM 22dBA*at SVC.com
These are the fans I put in the front of my Antec 900, I like the fact that they are quiet, cheap, and have the LEDS positioned near the center and pointing out for maximum flash...
Thats IF your not doing all UV...
June 13th, 2009, 07:01 PM #9
Thanks for the links of stuff JP. My case looks pretty much like that one right now after i just plexi glassed the side door today. The only thing i dont have is the 12in light but i just ordered two of those today. I was also thinking of maybe painting the inside of the case a reflective mirror paint (think that would be cool?).
June 13th, 2009, 07:05 PM #10
Also i was wondering if there was an easy way to take the top of the case off i was going to plexi glass a little bit of that too, but it seems to be pretty much tied down and not removable without really getting into it. Once again its an antec 300 case so if anyone has any experience doing that please let me know.
June 14th, 2009, 01:49 AM #11
was gonna go get spray paint tomorrow morning for the inside of the case. Just wanted to see peoples opinions on getting a chrome type paint for the inside ?
June 14th, 2009, 02:00 AM #12
My experience with paint like that is, even if you take the most precautions, and do it right. It till scratches and rubs off easy. I would not recommend chrome paint.
You know it's funny, most people paint the inside of their case to look like yours comes stock.
Honestly, spray paint is not the best option. Where the door slides on, it's scratch the paint off. If you "knick" it anywhere with a screwdriver, it'll leave a mark. I know this cuz I've tried it a couple of times.
If you want the best possible look, check into powder coating. It can normally be done for $50- $70 depending on the local retailer, and it gives a very sturdy and professional look.
That's just my two. I've painted 2 cases now, and both ended up not looking so good after a couple weeks. :\
June 14th, 2009, 02:13 AM #13
I dont really mess around within the case much even if i get a high quality chrome paint you still think it will scratch alot ? Are you just saying that about chrome paint or all types of paint ?
June 14th, 2009, 04:30 AM #14
Actually I would go with a 400 watt metal halide fixture....
Always go for brightness. Brilliant white light has it own special feature.
Ummmm, I think I have always avoided loading my PS with nonsense, no matter how small the draw.
But Wolfegang16, Buy your own LEDs from Radio Shack, configure them the exact way you want for your case.Obama Lies
June 14th, 2009, 02:34 PM #15
Ya i ordered some lights yesterday so well see how they look when they come in.
As for cutting i top window i ended up doing it a real small one but the view in from the top is pretty cool.
June 14th, 2009, 02:35 PM #16
June 14th, 2009, 03:58 PM #17
I'm not quite done with mine yet. but its getting there. Here's the thread I have pics in. Wanna see what I did?
The only reason I haven't updated on that thread is cause I'm at a lose as to what to do with the front panel. I really don't like the way it looks.Verizon FiOS Tier 2 Technical Support
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June 14th, 2009, 04:10 PM #18
Lol karma after i put the lighting in ill borrow my g/f's camera and take pics since i dont know where my camera went.
June 14th, 2009, 04:10 PM #19
looks like my case has a minature skylight lol
June 14th, 2009, 04:12 PM #20
where can i get some cool case badges at a good price ?
Also ive seen some pretty cool LCD fan and temp display screens at pretty cheap prices. I have only one 5.25 bay open right now so the screen i get could not take up more than that amount of room. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas in mind for that type of a product ?
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