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newbie to adding UV and light


New Member
Oct 25, 2006
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Hi all,
I'm new to case modding and making my PC look cool. Usually I just stick with the ugly beige box and that's it. But I just got a new tower case with a window, a cool power supply that glows green and has UV cables already. I was thinking about adding some UV LEDs or cathode tubes.

I have read that cathodes could catch fire if the inverter is cheesy. I also have 8 drives running in this case, so I unsure if I would have enough power for a cathode tube(s). I'm not looking to spend alot of money.

So is LED's the way to go? Does the color matter? When I say matter, I mean since my PS has UV green cables, should I go with green LED's or would blue look cool?

sorry for the dumb newbie questions.


Heedless Psychic
Mar 4, 2006
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Kingdom of gods
System Name Prowler. V9.
Processor Intel i5 3570k @ 4.6GHz 1.2v
Motherboard Asrock Z77 Extreme6
Cooling Modded CoolIT ECO ALC, 3x 120mm Coolermaster Sickleflow fans
Memory 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws @ 2133MHz 10-10-10-25 1N (T)
Video Card(s) HD7950 Vapor-X @ 1.25GHz 1.05v, 6GHz 1.5v
Storage WD Caviar Black 640GB, 32MB cache, SATA
Display(s) 22" LG Flatron W2242S
Case NZXT Apollo
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCI-E
Power Supply Corsair HX850w modular
Software Windows 7 x64
lets see some pics of the beast to be and we can get started ;)
Feb 7, 2006
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Processor AMD X2 AM2+
Memory 2GB DDR2
Video Card(s) 7900gto
Storage 80GB+120GB 7200RPM IDE + 250GB SATA2 + 500GB SATA2
Display(s) 26" 1920x1200
Case Antec Nine Hundred
Audio Device(s) OnBoard
Power Supply Ultra 600W with X-Connect
Software Vista Ultimate
hello and welcome!

you have the ultra 500w psu?
you should be okay on power to lights and what not, as long as your vidcard isn't x1900cf or anything.

go here

and put everything in to the best of your knowledge, and see what psu you need

then add some lights and see what it says then :)
and then, as ketxxx says, let's get some pics!! woot!