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When im gaming either browsing the net im with the lights off and i thought of this for a while(to place a cathode in the back of the monitor) anyone know if its a good idea or even tried it :D

PS yeah im photoshop master :eek:
Here how it should work



something like this... some management and hide the wire maybe drill a hole in the side of the case for that wire so it wouldn't be opened
 
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Thats a great idea!
 
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most of the cold cathode kits fot PC's with the 4 inch tubes plug into your PSU. but if you can find a wall socket kit then go for it.
 
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http://www.coolerguys.com/840556029977.html

^^ buy that

you can also get a kit with a sound module too... so that you can make it pusle with music/gunfire

Thats a great mod idea... Hmmmm... might have to steal it :D
 
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i'll try but i don't think they sell something like this here :(
you know if its possible to buy a cathode that has umm a "regulator" or so, so i can make it light more and less, sorry my bad(my english el suckso):D
lol i dont think my Moldovan/Romanian is any better...

Most cathode kits come with a controller of some kind. The Logisys kits come with a sound sensor too.
 
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lol i dont think my Moldovan/Romanian is any better...

Most cathode kits come with a controller of some kind. The Logisys kits come with a sound sensor too.
:twitch: u know where's that ? :D
well the sound sensor would be something nice too... i'll give it a try in a few days when i get the cathodes ) and post back.
 

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You can buy Cold Cathodes with built in sound sensers... my sister has them couple'd up with her matching speakers :p
 
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wow great idea , so also check out the case body using multimeter or voltmeter and see what is voltage read , plug read cable in psu power +12 and the black one touch the case body , the result will be -12 , try before and after you connect the cathode
 
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fantastic idea! with some extension of the wiring and a little modding (as you suggested) it would be an awesome little mod. got me thinking too!
 

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yea. mood lighting is win!

Is there anyway to possibly wire it into the monitor?
 

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yea. mood lighting is win!

Is there anyway to possibly wire it into the monitor?
you can wire them to the speaker outputs and with enough volume (ampage) they'll flash - usually with the beat/bass of the music.
 
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yea. mood lighting is win!

Is there anyway to possibly wire it into the monitor?
that might take some time but as mc-dexter says its possible if it has sound sensor and it will light a bit and thats ok cuz i was thinging that if it had too much power then it would light up enought to distract you from the screen (gaming or watever) so that must an add )) thanks dex )
 
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you'd need a 12V line somewhere inside the monitor
 

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I've done it :p

Uploading video now.
 

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I'll be here... Waiting :D
 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Jdb75ydMcI

basically I used my HD caddy. Works well. Just wondering if that HD caddy is enough though. It uses a 12v supply so I assume its ok. Going to fix my sound module and try that xD

Edit: Processing done
 

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I should do this with my Samsung Touch of Color T260HD and put red ones on the back :D Nice idea!
 
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It's called ambient lighting. You can buy TVs/Monitors that already have it built in.
 

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It's called ambient lighting. You can buy TVs/Monitors that already have it built in.
Yea I was going to buy one. But mood lighting/Ambient is tamato tomarto. Going to tweak it tomorrow as there isn't enough wire... I am quite interested as to what the sound activated cathodes will do.
 
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It's called ambient lighting. You can buy TVs/Monitors that already have it built in.
Yeah, but those are crazy expensive for doing that. I'd rather do it myself :D