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All the information can be found in my build log on LinusTechTips forum: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/125227-dark-vengeance-first-personal-rig/

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  • 72 months ago
  • 3 points

Man that's a piece of art! nice pictures +1 from me :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

super sweet build, and great prices!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

BATMAN

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

AMAZING!! I have one question though, is the Arduino for the temps or the lights?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you [: The Arduino is for both temperatures and the lights. Since the LED strip pulls too much current, the Arduino can't directly drive it. That's where the mosfets come in. The Arduino just sends a PWM (on/off) signal to the mosfets, which then turn the LED's on and off really quickly to simulate fading and different colors. The temperature sensor is also connected to the Arduino. The Arduino takes the temperature and determines what color the LED strip should be and then sends the PWM signal to the mosfets. I also have a little button on the breadboard so I can turn the LED strip off or change the brightness.

P.S. Sorry for the long post. If you want more information on this, I followed this tutorial for the LED Strip: http://www.jerome-bernard.com/blog/2013/01/12/rgb-led-strip-controlled-by-an-arduino/

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that's awesome. So what you're saying is that is shifts colors if it gets hot or cools down? Is that just for looks or is it actually for monitoring temps?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the LED strip changes colors based on the temperature of the case. That way I can visually see if the case is getting too hot. The arduino is separate from the computer so it doesn't directly communicate with it.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the batman =D Lol, great build looks beast and has the beast parts all gaming PCs should have!