I see that there is alot of cold cathode kits on newegg. but i dont want one that reacts to sound looking for red i have the silverstone rv01 case its huge so prolly a 12-15 inch one. never bought any of these before.
I have quite a bit of experience here. It will depend on a lot on mounting here, but I have used cold cathodes for years main pbs are as follows:
1) Wiring nightmare-between the power inverters and the wires going everywhere, that's a lot of crap to hide.
2) Some tubes are "better" than others. Its typical to have one tube that is nice and bright and 1 that lags behind.
3) Short life span. Some burn out in 6 months or less.
4) Heat. they produce some heat, but always take some time to warm up before full brightness is achieved.
I recommend checking out a sunlight stick:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812551002
I used a UV one recently and it puts out about twice as much light as two 12in cold cathodes/
1) no heat
2) instant on
3) same price
4) no inverters! only one power cable
5) longer life supposedly
I love the sunlight sticks and will be buying more. One thing, they do not shine 360 degrees. more like 180, but you should probably consider them as directional. This makes them great for roof lighting and such, but not for all applications. highly recommended.