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I rigged these tubes up and turn them on. We
have a 12" Icy Blue, an 8" Industrial White and a 4"
Acid Green, all sitting inside my Inwin Q500 full tower.
I threw the blue and white tubes into the
inside of the case to shine through the window. For the 4"
green, I thought it would be neat to get some light into the front
So with the lights out, we'll take a look
at how it all meshes together:
I didn't fully mount the switches to this
case since I don't think I will be using every CCFL in one spot, but
this should give you a great idea of what these kits look
The Icy Blue is extremely rich in color up
close, and it gives off an eerie glow within the case. The white
is kind of strange, it looks like there's just a regular light you
find in your house lit inside the box. The Acid Green is probably
my favorite. The green is extremely bright and it gives the front
intake a whole new look.
I recommend these kits due to the fact that
everything is included to get you going. If you don't want to
mount the switch, just leave it inside the case in the on
position. With the 4" at $22 and the full sized 12" is
$26, the price is definitely not high. Most un-assembled kits come
in at about $18-$20, why bother with that when for a few bucks more, you get an
insulated inverter and a pre-wired switch/molex. You even get an
acrylic casing to protect the tube.
Thanks to SideWinder Computers for sending
over these samples for our round up. Give them a visit, you just
may find something you need.
- switch, molex, mounting access. all included
- very bright colors
- acrylic tube for protection
- invertor is insulated
- very affordable
- No rocker switch template to help the drilling process (not
a major peeve)