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10-15-2003, 08:54 AM
GOTAPEX is showing this on sale. Is this light good for working inside your PC, or is it just for show? I thought it might blind you when you are up close.
10-15-2003, 09:02 AM
it's for show.
10-15-2003, 09:38 AM
What do you recommend for working inside the case?
Best thing I ever used was a 60w bulb in the overhead fan in my house :shrug:
10-15-2003, 11:40 AM
I got one in my comp, nice for show, but too bright to leave on if you sleep in the same room as your comp :D
10-15-2003, 12:59 PM
I usually use a desk lamp for working inside my comp....
For reference, SVC.com has more competitive pricing for similar cold cathode flourescent lights (CCFLs)
Single 12" bulbs w/ inverter $4.99
Dual 12" bulbs w/ inverter $5.75
I actually use dual 6" bulbs for my fishtank.
They're much cheaper than standard aquarium lightning and all it cost me was 5 minutes of time to solder up a 12V AC-DC "wall-wart" adapter to a molex adapter. The adapter came from an old $6 chinese dremel knockoff from Harbor Freight which turned out to have a surprisingly 'clean' DC supply (uses a bridge rectifier so there's no AC component).
10-15-2003, 10:04 PM
Blueindian - who makes that 450mb drive? I never heard of a 450mb. I had a Conner 500mb once.
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