I often mod for clean design and practical solutions. This was also my intention when I started to sketch on the solution for the bottom RGB led strips from Corsair.
Did a design in Fusion 360 for a led holder for the Corsair Lighting Node Pro strips I won in Sweclockers mod of the month competion.
Combined that with a holder that snaps in place ontop of the end of the holder with a screw hole.
The strip with the holders are exactly the same length as the fan dust holders. It’s on the bottom, so no one will ever notice, but I will know.
Marked out the fastening holes and with my Ryobi machine set to slow it is easy to drill out acrylic without it cracking.
Can’t have any visible cables and I still want to be able to replace strips (or I could just unpin a connector) so decided to make a pass through hole.
Drilling large holes in acrylic on slow speed isn’t really smart, without special drills, as that will crack the acrylic. So a quick and easy solution, drill many small holes.
It will just squeeze into that hole. Some cleaning with a small hand file and I’m good to go.
All done and the RGB led strip is firmly fastned in the strip with it’s edges ensuring it stays in place.