The case is a Corsair 400c. The front panel is custom built. I have some more details in the description of how I built it.
They''re 5050 RGB Led Strips that wrap around the edges of the case out of view. They plug into the rgb headers on my asus mobo
Best of luck!
They do peel at certain points. I just used a dab of gel super glue wherever they get loose. They are being stuck to wooden strips covered with black electrical tape so I can easily remove the tape if I need to change out the LEDs.
Hey thanks for checking out my build.
Here is one of the guides I followed that demonstrates the concept of how to buld an infinity mirror:
Basically, the mirror is in the back, leds in the middle, and the glass window at the front has the mirror tint on it. The tint on the outer glass allows the led lights in the middle to reflect back and forth off of the mirror so your eye sees multiple images. Make sure the tint is Facing inside the mirror and the glass is on the outside (easier to clean). Very careful with the tint, it creases super easily as well as scratches. I had to do it twice and still not perfectly happy with it. When squeezing out the air bubbles/water don't use a plastic credit card directly scraping the tint or it will scratch. Cover the card with a microfiber cloth first and cover the tint with the plastic backing it comes attached to then squeegee out the water. This minimizes scratches. Let me know if you have any questions and shoot me a link to your build once it's completed :)
Hi thanks for checking out my build. I am currently using a new controller so I can't take a picture of the setup. I actually did the same thing as you and fried an led strip because I wired it wrong. First off, are you using a ws2812b strip? If so, it uses 5v NOT 12v. I am drawing power from my psu's molex connector.
Check this Wikipedia link:
1 Yellow +12 V
2 Black Ground
3 Black Ground
4 Red +5V
Scroll down to Desktop usage and you'll see a diagram with 4 pins numbered 1-4. Pin 4 is the +5V red wire that you wire to the +red terminal of the controller. Pin 3 is the black ground wire that you wire to the black terminal of the controller. Your Molex connector should be numbered so you can tell which pin is which. Make sure you use the correct pins and wire the correct terminals on the controller.
Also make sure the connector is facing the right way. If you're looking at it backwards, you might mix up the pins. Follow the numbers on the connector as they should be correct
Let me know if this works. I can try to take a picture if you need any help
That's the default corsair 400c front panel. It's made up of a metal piece that screws onto a plastic frame. The metal piece is held in place by some screws which I removed.
By removing the metal plate, this reveals a indented region about .5cm in width which gives enough space for my mirror to be placed.
Wow that is expensive even in the US. Definitely not worth it for regular people. Plus the 5v header can only take 60 LED's which is not enough if you want to use a 60LED per meter LED strip.
The Asus z270E uses a 12v 4 pin rgb header that is compatible with 5050 LED's. It is NOT compatible with 5V 3pin ws2812 individually addressable LED strips. I really wish it was compatible as that would give me an easier way to control it. I do know that Asus makes RGB headers that are compatible with ws2812 strips but those are another line (maximus maybe?) that cost like $300.
The switch on the right with the "eco" under it. Sure you have the G3 650w?
Hey I think your English is great!
I followed this guide pretty closely: link
It might require a few differences to make it fit on the corsair 400c case but it is a DIY and took a lot of me just trying out different things with what I had available to me.
Feel free to let me know if you have any more questions. I'd be happy to help
haha I don't understand my logic either.... It was actually $580 new when I bought it so $110 savings. Definitely agree that I am playing my cards on the risky side. We shall see how it turns out
cheap fans != bad fans
They're working fine for me
The PSU has a little switch on the back next to the power button. Only some PSU's have the switch on them. Works great and I can never hear my PSU.
PROTIP: any mass produced item you see on amazon with a hilarious sounding badly translated name from China, you can probably find on ebay for way cheaper. It might just take a while to ship.
Search up "5050 rgb 12v led strip" on ebay and sort the search starting at lowest price, and you'll find plenty of sellers. Make sure its 12v since that's the voltage the z270E uses for the RBG headers.
Not sure if I'm allowed to link to ebay on this site but here goes: LINK
This was the seller I bought mine from.
Thanks for the suggestion! If I had a longer desk I would totally do that. Unfortunately, I lack good spatial awareness and would be super afraid of knocking it off the desk. Maybe some time in the future :)
haha thanks :) I originally got the idea of the mod from the INWIN case. Big difference from the INWIN is mine uses individually addressable LED's which lets me have individual color control of each pixel (the INWIN can only be one color at a time). Thanks INWIN for the concept though
Hey, I think the H7 Lumi looks super good. I was just trying to keep the price-performance ratio good. Maybe if I had more money to spend...
Hey thanks for checking out my build. I believe the two monitors use the same panel which is amazing to look at. I don't have any first hand experience with the asus but I'd say just pick the one that looks better to you and has the best price. Performance will be the same. I got my one from acer recertified for $525 so you could try there for a deal.