aRGB leads outside of case

Melvang

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I am wanting to install an aRGB light strip on the outside of my case. I have the led strip, and requisite motherboard header and software (Asus Strix X570-E). What don't have is a clean method for getting the lead to the outside of my case.

I do not want to cut a hole for a couple reasons. Does anyone make a PCI slot cover with this connection for pass-through?
 

Aegir

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You could likely just drill the hole yourself in a PCIe slot cover.
That's what I would do.
 

Melvang

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You could likely just drill the hole yourself in a PCIe slot cover.
That's what I would do.
A round hole would cut the spot cover in half, and I don't want to spend that much time with a file. Plus, I don't want to deal with grommets to prevent cutting.

Debating on making a pair of adapter cables and mounting some RCA jacks on a PCI cover. I know those fit.
 

Ocellaris

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Just cut off the small end of the slot cover, sand the metal so it doesn’t stab you, and run the cable through the hole.
 

Melvang

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Just cut off the small end of the slot cover, sand the metal so it doesn’t stab you, and run the cable through the hole

If I was going to do that, I would just leave the cover off. But that isn't what I want.
 

Format _C:

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Don't know how wide RGB cable are (RGB is not my thing) but some cases have vented expansion slot covers I would get one with slots not the metal fan grille style type just pass you cable through that and cut some slots off if needed.
 

criccio

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I'd just leave the cover off unless the back of my pc was visible. No big deal.
 
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