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Diamond4D

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Ok. I bought some clear plastic tubing from Home Depot and I'm going to cut it to the length of each power cable then split it down the middle with a razor and hot glue it back over the power cables. If I put an LED at the beginning of each tube would it give a nice glow to the tube? If not how would I do this?
 
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CrashOveride said:
sounds like a good idea... give it a shot and post some pics:D

Will do as soon as my 2.4C gets here from some crappy website. I have no other chips right now.
 
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OK, well I got some LEDs and they arent nearly bright enough. :( So since I am not overclocking Im going to use them (2) and two industrial switches to create a small light and fan control in my empty 3 1/2 bay. Hopefully this will work out.
On a side note when I tried the LED out I dropped it on the bottom of my case and it turned the whole computer off. Lol. Oh well it was only a Compaq.:D
The EL lights sound cool, I will find some. And I will still wrap the psu wires in the tube. Hopefully my modding will be done next week when I get my new fans and stuff.
 
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Well I finished the power cables w/o LEDs for now. Im going to post a pic tomorrow when my camera is recharged. Also it looks like my friends dad will make/ give me all the LED and electrical stuff I need. I guess its his thing. Anyway saves me some dough, I hope his LEDs are bright enough.
 
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OK here are some pics of the power cables with just a regular clear tube over them. Looks kinda weird in real life but i like it.
Comp1.bmp

Comp2.bmp

Another thing I thought might look cool is getting some paint and running it through the hose. (While its not on the cables of coarse). I think that would look like some of the ata round cables.
 
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WyrmMaster

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If your looking for LOTS of LEDs for cheap check ebay. I just got 100 blue ones for 17 bucks shipped. Not sure what im gona do with all of them though :)