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07-18-2006 06:56 AM
Docaroo
Re: DIY LED Fretboard?

scotty could you please explain how you do it without taking off the fretboard??

I am going to do this myself but see no way to with the board still on!
04-13-2005 07:32 AM
scotty
Re: DIY LED Fretboard?

No way does the fretboard have to come off for an LED install. Done it myself many times. It is very involved and a little scary but the fretboard stays on.
01-16-2004 12:23 PM
wilch I purchased the cold cathodes from www.pccasegear.com which is a site based in melbourne Australia.

Shipping will definently be cheaper if you get if from one of the local US sites.

All the watercooling stuff I got from www.dangerden.com in the states.

wil..
01-16-2004 07:32 AM
hexa-db
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Originally Posted by OME
Do you have a website where you can purchase the cathode tubes?
There's loads of PC modding sites that sell them, try googling for "PC modding".
(A quick search found http://www.performance-pcs.com who sell them)
01-16-2004 03:54 AM
OME Do you have a website where you can purchase the cathode tubes?
01-15-2004 07:20 AM
wilch The lights inside the case are called cold cathode tubes. They are not neons. Cold cathodes emit a lot more light than any neon of the same size. They run off a 12V inverter and produce no heat.

The window is a piece of lexan. RF interference is not a problem. In home and office environments there is very little chance anything can broadcast enough RF that the PC would have a problem.

wil..
01-15-2004 04:23 AM
dot-dot-dot
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Originally Posted by wilch
Yep, that's a lian li PC70. Bought it for a lot of money.. What was the first thing I did? Got a jigsaw and started cutting it up .
I have a PC-60, I think. Something like that.

Anyways, one thing that's always puzzled me is this; doesn't the window (which I presume is acrylic or similar) mean that you have virtually zero RF shielding?
01-15-2004 03:29 AM
OME You guyz using neon in the PC's or LED lights?
Anyway I'd like to know what the specs are on
the lights........
01-14-2004 07:45 PM
wilch It's all good , I shouldn't read/write posts when it's 2 in the morning and I haven't had much sleep in the past 4 days.

Yep, that's a lian li PC70. Bought it for a lot of money.. What was the first thing I did? Got a jigsaw and started cutting it up .

Yeah, with the water cooling I'm running distilled water and car radiator coolant to stop gunk from growing.

specs = p4 2.6 overclocked to >3Ghz w/ 800Mhz fsb and Hyper Threading, abit ic7-max3 motherboard, geforce FX5900 Ultra 512MB, sb audigy 2 pro EX, 2x512MB matched Corsair 500Mhz ram, 2x 120 GB WDJD 7200 SATA HD's in RAID0, etc. etc.

Hadn't built a computer since 1995. Thought I'd get something that could record as many tracks as I wanted, and play DOOM 3 when it comes out

wil..
01-14-2004 05:12 PM
sniperfrommars1 Sorry for the flame bait dude. Im just getting ticked off for no reason and so are you. Want a cookie? Having said that Ive gotta apologize for being an ass. But can you accept the fact that it was sarcasm? Anyway nice rig, what are the specs? Ill post pics of my rig later when I get home, im at work now* *amazon.com peak season, busy as hell*. What are you using for your waterpump as well? Are you running just distilled water or using any additives? Im thinking about going to water cooling as this noise is killing me...
01-14-2004 12:53 PM
hexa-db
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Originally Posted by wilch
Ok, I built this from scratch.. None of this buy the pre made crap.
My case
Isn't that Lian Li case?
(but seriously, nice work, a lot nicer than my hacked up thing )

Anyway, seeign as the fretboard is coming away from the neck on my rescue-job BC Rich 7, I wonder if I could cram some LEDs in there before I stick it back together..
01-14-2004 09:10 AM
wilch
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Originally Posted by sniperfrommars1
Okay so I have two of these color changing arrays in my rig right now. You would probably hook them up inside. It would also look like pooh .
Get your hand off it mate. Assume I have no idea why don't ya.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sniperfrommars1
If you hook them to just the usb ports when you shut the pc down you have to reset the leds each time. I picked up a couple of ps-2 ports which im not sure if your aware of stay on all the time even when the pc is shut down.


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Originally Posted by sniperfrommars1
Now i dont have wasted usb ports, my wiring controller is outside the box so it looks MUCH neater inside, and if i need to shut the lights off i just flip the power supply switch.
what is this, a pissing contest?

Ok, I built this from scratch.. None of this buy the pre made crap.
My case

The bread board I used to clean up all the switch wiring

All those LED switches on the side of the case turn on and off all the lights.

Those switches are all attached by 1 plug. So all you have to do is unplug one thing to get the side of the case off. All wiring that could be hidden is hidden.

You're the one that made that 300 watt statement in here in the first place, and instead of using a or a sarcasm smiley you used a :O. This is what made me think you had no idea what you were talking about. Sure, now that you've made it known that you do know a little bit, don't harp on about it by trying to belittle me. I may be tired at the moment, and maybe I'm not seeing any of this clearly and maybe it's just a little too easy for me to get pissed off at the moment. Either way. UGH.

sorry everyone,

wil..
01-14-2004 05:31 AM
sniperfrommars1 Okay so I have two of these color changing arrays in my rig right now. You would probably hook them up inside. It would also look like pooh . If you hook them to just the usb ports when you shut the pc down you have to reset the leds each time. I picked up a couple of ps-2 ports which im not sure if your aware of stay on all the time even when the pc is shut down. Now i dont have wasted usb ports, my wiring controller is outside the box so it looks MUCH neater inside, and if i need to shut the lights off i just flip the power supply switch.
01-14-2004 01:38 AM
wilch
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Originally Posted by sniperfrommars1
I know how much energy it requires ive got 10 80mm led fans in my case as we speak.
How much energy? well you can power most fans from 7volt and up. Energy though???

Quote:
Originally Posted by sniperfrommars1
Second the antec led array i have is connected to one of my usb2.0 ports not a molex plug. BUt at least you jumped at the post.
well USB 1 I know only provides 5volt....
what a waste of usb ports... if you're a tech why don't you just cut the wire, and splice it to a molex of your psu?

That's what I'd do... that'd free up a usb port.

wil..
01-14-2004 01:25 AM
wilch
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Originally Posted by sniperfrommars1
Quote:
Originally Posted by wilch
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Originally Posted by sniperfrommars1
My pc has an antec led array tha changes colors slowly or you can set it to certain colors the array would fit in a fretboard but we are talking about 10 times the leds that are in the sims system right now. To power an entire neck you would need at least a 300 watt power supply :O
what are you talking about??

That antec led array runs off the 12volt rail from your psu... Your PSU might be 300 watt, but that little molex plug that plugs into the LED array is only providing 12volt max to it.

300 watt... don't think so....
Umm dude Im a computer tech. Its sarcasm . See the big smiley at the end of my post? I know how much energy it requires ive got 10 80mm led fans in my case as we speak. Second the antec led array i have is connected to one of my usb2.0 ports not a molex plug. BUt at least you jumped at the post.

lol... dude, I'm also a computer tech....
and that wasn't a smiley! that was an open mouth : O (surprised emoticon) not a or a

hehe all good.

wil..
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