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Illuminate your PC - Part 1

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feathers 2nd February 2012, 11:28 Quote
I Like case illumination. I have UV tubing and sleeving but I have been too lazy to install my UV tubes since new build.
Vo0Ds 2nd February 2012, 11:29 Quote
Yay modding guides! Not earth-shattering but a good start for the uninitiated (like myself), looking forward to more. This has put me in the notion to throw some light on my monolithic Fractal R3... maybe some LED glow from underneath and a few LED fans up top... Blue or white though?

Bonus: I found some Guides from ~2008 I never knew existed :-)
Parge 2nd February 2012, 11:33 Quote
Can I swear?

This is f*cking great..... and exactly why I come to Bit Tech. I can read reviews of the latest GPUs at any site on the net, but articles like this, are what makes BT stand out from the crowd.

More please!

Edit: that said, it could be more in depth!
Hopelessness 2nd February 2012, 12:07 Quote
IMO, the key to making illumination look good and not tacky, is to make sure you can't see the source of the illumination. Just sayin'.
Combatus 2nd February 2012, 12:31 Quote
Parts 2 and 3 will be more in-depth, just trying to cover all bases :) Watch this space!
vampalan 2nd February 2012, 12:42 Quote
Nice, back to old school, what about blow holes and windows :D
MjFrosty 2nd February 2012, 12:56 Quote
Does it make it perform better?
Jipa 2nd February 2012, 13:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by MjFrosty
Does it make it perform better?

Of course, according to my statistics the improvements are;
orange: 1,2
green: 1,43
red: 3
blue: 235
(times the e-peen-flops)

So to get the highest performance you'll want to slap as many blue things as possible to your case.
sotu1 2nd February 2012, 14:00 Quote
BT going back to what it used to be. A modding site. Interesting....
SchizoFrog 2nd February 2012, 14:02 Quote
Love it Jipa... My thoughts exactly.
I've even cracked open my Logitech G500 and swapped the red DPI setting LEDs for blue.
SchizoFrog 2nd February 2012, 14:03 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by sotu1
BT going back to what it used to be. A modding site. Interesting....

We can but hope.
Shuttlemodder 2nd February 2012, 14:18 Quote
bit-tech.. i really hope you continue this path!
Ending Credits 2nd February 2012, 14:29 Quote
This is one of the only Bit-tech articles I've bothered to read all the way through in ages; easy to read and informative, keep it up!
Parge 2nd February 2012, 14:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by Combatus
Parts 2 and 3 will be more in-depth, just trying to cover all bases :) Watch this space!

Brilliant stuff!

I really meant what I said about this kind of thing making Bit Tech stand out from the crowd. These kind of guides are just awesome. I know there are lots of user guides to this sort of thing, but its nice to have the official Bit Tech take on things like this. How to guides on 'Braiding cables', Watercooling (with group tests of CPU blocks + roundups of universal blocks), cutting metal, etc etc.

I'd also love to see reviews of less mainstream components like Fan Controllers, Bay Converters,
Tichinde 2nd February 2012, 15:06 Quote
I'll be honest, having a bedroom based PC i tend to try and make my case darker :)

Would love to have a lightly modded up case though with some extra low lighting though.....
feathers 2nd February 2012, 15:20 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parge
Can I swear?

This is f*cking great..... and exactly why I come to Bit Tech. I can read reviews of the latest GPUs at any site on the net, but articles like this, are what makes BT stand out from the crowd.

More please!

Edit: that said, it could be more in depth!

Calm down. Have you been overdosing on caffeine?
brumgrunt 2nd February 2012, 15:22 Quote
This is the kind of piece that many of you have been requesting, so, as promised, we're seeing how it goes down. Early signs are good!
Zinfandel 2nd February 2012, 15:25 Quote
****ing ****ing ******* bitching YES.

I swore as well. Very good work chaps, very good work indeed.

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Adis 2nd February 2012, 16:12 Quote
Nice to see some moding article. PC moding is why started reading BT daily.
Zurechial 2nd February 2012, 16:14 Quote
This is the bit-tech we've missed. Absolutely delighted to see an article like this on the front page again, thanks for listening to the feedback guys.

As the others said: More please!
Blademrk 2nd February 2012, 16:31 Quote
Top stuff.
TeeJay88 2nd February 2012, 18:26 Quote
What about using illuminated plexiglass. Installing leds into the side of a plexiglass window by drilling holes into the side of plexiglass and installing leds into these holes.
longweight 2nd February 2012, 18:29 Quote
That only works if you have an etching on the plexiglass, it will look good if you do!
alpaca 2nd February 2012, 18:34 Quote
Applause! Viva modding articles!
S1W1 2nd February 2012, 18:54 Quote
Very nice stuff BT, more focus on modding (preferably without abandoning the hardware and gaming sides of things) would be great :D
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