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Annoying LEDs
08-27-2011, 08:16 PM,
#1
Annoying LEDs
So, every so often, I have reasons to leave my build on overnight- but I can't do that because of the glaring blue LEDs on my Antec 300 Illusion. There are 4- 3 fan LEDs, and a hard drive read/write led (at least, that's what I think it is). I vaguely remember wiring up all these lights, and that the cables for them could be unplugged. However, I'm not about to jump in there and start unplugging stuff. Can anyone offer confirmation that unplugging the case LEDs on an Antec 300 Illusion is possible and safe?

Specs (not sure how relevant these are):
Antec 300 Illusion Case
Samsung Spinpoint 1TB HDD
2x2GB DDR3 1600Mhz G. Skill RAM
Intel i7 870- 33C idle, 60C full load, stock clocks
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ w/ Arctic Silver TX-2 Thermal Paste
MSI P55 GD80 Motherboard
Galaxy GTX 460 768MB x2 in SLI
Antec 750W PSU
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08-27-2011, 08:50 PM,
#2
RE: Annoying LEDs
You hate LEDs too? Just cut them.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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08-27-2011, 08:53 PM,
#3
RE: Annoying LEDs
Alright, I'll get working on that, then.
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08-29-2011, 09:13 AM,
#4
RE: Annoying LEDs
Indeed. The LED's share power with the Fan connector, so you can't really disconnect just the LED's from the fan - you have to cut the wire going to the LED's specifically. Should take care of your problem.
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08-29-2011, 12:19 PM,
#5
RE: Annoying LEDs
You could also use black nail polish. (Not sure if you have that laying around) Wink
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08-29-2011, 02:00 PM,
#6
RE: Annoying LEDs
(08-29-2011, 12:19 PM)Phrosty Wrote: You could also use black nail polish. (Not sure if you have that laying around) Wink

On a related note, Hardware Secrets tested pink lipstick as a thermal paste. Surprisingly it actually worked.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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08-30-2011, 03:22 PM,
#7
RE: Annoying LEDs
Even ketchup can serve as a temporary thermal paste.
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Case: Drawer turned to case CPU: Intel Core i3 2100 CPU Cooler: Stock brah GPU: EVGA GTX 460 HDD: Corsair Nova 32GB Motherboard: GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Z68 RAM: Ripjaw 8GB 1600 Optical Drive: Don't need PSU: 620W Antec Neo ECO. Operating System: OS X Lion/ Windows 7x64
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09-02-2011, 02:35 PM,
#8
RE: Annoying LEDs
(08-30-2011, 03:22 PM)van13330gg Wrote: Even ketchup can serve as a temporary thermal paste.

Wow-not even wanting to know how many beers involved with the build that figured this out! lol
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09-02-2011, 02:41 PM,
#9
RE: Annoying LEDs
(09-02-2011, 02:35 PM)Trebor Wrote:
(08-30-2011, 03:22 PM)van13330gg Wrote: Even ketchup can serve as a temporary thermal paste.

Wow-not even wanting to know how many beers involved with the build that figured this out! lol

Probably no beers involved. A review site decided to test things you find around the house as thermal paste.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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