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Case Mod - In Progress Koloss by C4B12

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by C4B12, 3 Apr 2014.

  1. C4B12

    C4B12 Minimalistic PC's

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    Hello there!

    BitFenix was nice to send me a Colossus mITX to mod it and do something fun with it. So when I received it I started to think about what I wanted to do with it, one thing I wanted to change after reviewing the case was to change the LEDs to another color then blue/red/green.

    If anyone are interested in doing the same I will post a simple step to step guide here how to do it yourself.

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    Thank you BitFenix and Inet for giving me this case and some fans to play around with.

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    I made a window on the sidepanel that followed the lines of the LEDs.

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    Installed a smaller U-channel around the edge of the sidepanel too, I dont like U-channels but when I found this one I changed my mind, this one is smaller and cleaner.

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    If you remove the frontpanel of this case you will find this small thing installed behind it. This is the LED-chip.

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    And this is what it looks like if we remove it, the entire LED-bars on this case is powered by two single leds.

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    I made my own little plate and lined it up with the lightbars.

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    Then I soldered together my own LEDs that connects to a regular fan-port.

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    And tada, this is the result. I will keep tweaking it so it will be even better. But if you want to do this it is pretty simple.

    1. Remove the old LED-chip.
    2. Make your own little plate and drill some holes to fit two of your own LEDs.
    3. Solder together two LEDs to your connector of choice.
    4. Install your new plate together with the LEDs.
    5. Done!

    What do you think? I dont have any hardware right now for this case but I will keep working on it.

    With kind regards
    Johan Nyman
    Minimalistic PC's
     
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  2. douglas alves

    douglas alves Minimodder

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    This work is really awesome! Congrats!
     
  3. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

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    Sorry what am I missing. What colour did you change the LED'S to? Still looks white to me which looks like original colour.
     
  4. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy What's a Dremel?

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    I think it lights red and blue? or red and green as stock.
     
  5. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

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    Ah, OK.
     
  6. C4B12

    C4B12 Minimalistic PC's

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    Thank you Douglas! :)

    As Andy said, original colors is red/blue/green. I changed it to white. :)
     

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