Lets start by elevating the case. If you have a
Lian Li case adding height is as easy as pulling the white plastic peg out of
the feet and screwing in the glides. For my Lian Li case I vinyl dyed the
existing feet black and cut off the tabs that secure it, then added shiny acorn
nuts to the inside screwed onto the furniture glides.
If your case doesnít have Lian Li style feet
it isnít much harder. First you will want to remove all the components from
your case. Next, mark where the new feet will go onto the bottom of your case,
you may have to put the new "feet" in a different location than the
originals to allow for internal parts like the motherboard tray and so forth.
Use the 1/4" drill bit to put the holes where your marks are. Now is also a
good time to drill the hole for the LED wires to go through, remember that the
wiring is not dead center on the unit and you will have to make your mark about
1/4 inch to the left of center to have the unit perfectly centered on the bottom
of your case.
Screw the lock nuts (lock side up) onto the
furniture glides and place a washer on top. Put the glides/nut/washer into the
hole and secure from the inside with an acorn nut. Your case is now tall enough
for Lazer LEDís to fit underneath.
Now is a good time to determine where you want
the rocker switch (and have a beer), if it is on the back of the case near the
bottom you have less wiring to do later, if you want it on the front the wiring
isnít that much more difficult and we will get to that in a minute. Cut your
hole and install the switch.
Now onto modding the LED unit so that it can be
turned on or off using the rocker switch. Start by cutting the wires of the unit
at the heat shrink connection as shown below. Strip all the wires back
Feed the wires of the unit through the hole and
use the double sided tape to attach the LED unit to the bottom of the case. You
could also mark where the two holes are on the unit onto your case and use
screws to attach it, (which is the method I used for my own case) but the double
sided tape works just fine.
Refer to the wiring diagram below, if you wire
your LEDís to a rocker switch on the back of the case near the bottom then use
the diagram LED wiring 1, if you need to add wire to reach a rocker switch on
the front of your case or further up the back than the original wiring will
reach use the diagram LED wiring 2.
It is recommended that you solder the wiring
connections. Then you can use either heat shrink tubing or electrical tape to
cover the solder points and any bare wire.
Almost finished, crimp the insulated female
quick disconnects onto the ends of the red wires and connect them to the
Put your components back in your case after
completely vacuuming it out (you don't want metal shavings floating around
inside your case) and plug in the molex connector to the power supply. Have a
beer and admire the kick-ass bright light shining from below your case, or turn
it off and don't... because now you have that option.
- Guide written by ARTbyTROY