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September 24, 2010 11:39:27 PM

Thinking of adding three more fans along the top of my Corsair 800D case Thinking of going with a blue LED

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

I'm just wondering if three of these along the top of my case would be too bright, I'm going for kind of a warm glow rather than a blinding flash. So to anyone who has used a LED case fan or too in there build, how many do you have? how bright are they? Do you prefer blue or red? Feel free to put up some pictures.

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September 24, 2010 11:40:54 PM

Have two blue ones, with a little glow out the back and front.
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September 25, 2010 12:13:08 AM

I went a bit nuts with the blue. My Cooler Master RC-690 came with a blue-led case fan, so I went all the other case fans I bought were blue also.

Masscool 120mm Blue x2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TriCool 120mm Blue x1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hiper 80x15mm Blue x1 (discontinued, but found on Ebay)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

All good fans, quiet, good air flow, not too bright for my tastes. Then again, the computer is in the office, so I don't have to worry about it keeping me awake, or anything like that.

I personally like the blue lights coming from my machine. It adds a bit of flare to it, that I think is cool. But, if you find them too bright, you could get a couple of filters. I ended up having to buy 2 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) for the Masscool fans to reduce some noise between them and the case, which worked, and it also took down the brightness on the blue glow by quite a bit, so that is an option for you.

Btw, what kind of a case do you have?
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September 26, 2010 3:30:03 PM

Thanks for helping me make a decision. I think im going to go with the Masscool 120mm Blue because of it's reasonable price and good reviews.

My case is the Corsair Obsidian 800D http://www.corsair.com/products/800d/default.aspx

It was a bit pricey and friggin huge! but I love it! it looks sharp, has great airflow and is incredibly easy to wire with no clutter at all. I comes with 3 140mm fans (an intake on the bottom, exhaust on rear, and one for the hard drive bays) however i had to swap the rear exhaust for a 120mm to accommodate my H50 radiator and as per corsair`s suggestion i turned it around to act as a intake, so that filter would come in handy there, defiantly picking one of those up. Maybe i should pick 3 more up for the top fans to keep dust from falling into the machine while it's off??


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September 27, 2010 3:50:45 AM

Good choice. My Masscool's run great, but I did just realize that the filters are not only killing the LED glow, but also the air flow by quite a bit. Not sure if that is all filters or just this one type (Silverstone, I believe), but I removed mine and turned them in to exhaust fans.

Again, not a bad idea for the top fan filters, but check in to some that don't restrict air flow too much. Odd, 'cuz those got some pretty good reviews...
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September 27, 2010 4:32:11 AM

Ummmm.....

ZERO
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