LED with a switch


I saw an NZXT Switch 810 case the other day. It has two built-in LEDs with a switch that light up the rear motherboard I/O shield and expansion slots. I think this is a pretty neat idea; I want to add it to another case.

However, I'm definitely a noob regarding electronics. I did some basic circuits, learned ohm's law, etc back in school but that's it. I'm not sure how to connect the LEDs and switch to the power supply or the motherboard. I'm also not sure which is a better option (wired to mobo or power supply). Also, what are to best kind of LEDs to use for this application?

There are many articles online about wiring LEDs. However, I don't want to fry anything in my computer. Can anyone suggest how to do this? Is there a good place to look for other articles on how to do this?

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Incidentally, I have a thermaltake black widow 850w PSU and an ASUS P8Z68 motherboard. Not sure if that helps.
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  4. Thanks for the reply. I've googled around and found that there is actually more information than I actually thought.
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