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« on: August 03, 2001, 06:40:00 AM »

For all you folks who need to get that extra fan running.



http://www.gideontech.com/guides/psu_powerup/
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2001, 10:14:00 AM »

excelent article, Gideon...

there may have been other articles on other websites with this precious info, but I hadn't seen em....

keep up the good job dude :D
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2001, 12:40:00 PM »

I've always done it with the purple wire to a black wire (Any of them) and it seems to work fine...
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2001, 12:55:00 PM »

purple wire?
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2001, 12:59:00 PM »

Yeah,
   The purple color on the wire allows more current to be passed through the line.  It is because the color black absorbs all light thus heating up more and causing less current to flow!

:lol: just kidding! :lol:
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2001, 01:31:00 PM »

hey nice now I need to find a cheap psu some where what are prices like for those things? Just for a slower one to run a couple fans.
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2001, 04:20:00 PM »

Nice.

I've been doing that for quite some time now except instead of using a switch, I'm using a
relay (SPDT) from radioshack (Part#275-0248A) and a spare molex to three pin adapter I had lying around and made it so when the first psu (400w antec) turns on, the second turns on automatically.

I have another psu (250w) that I use that I juryrigged to stay on, by using a wire.  This psu powers the fans on my water-cooling tower (if u've seen the "nuclear cooling tower" bongs at overclockers.com, then u know what I mean).

Of course, you can have like a DPDT switch and relay to make it so u can turn it off or on or have it done automatically (like lights with two switches).  Etc.
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2001, 04:26:00 PM »

I got my 250w for around $20 at Fry's but I'm sure u can find it cheaper at like the computershow (there's one tomorrow in Oakland, at the Oakland Convention center)
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2001, 04:56:00 PM »

there was a deal goiong on where you could get 300 watt psu's for $5 should of picked up a few...
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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2001, 12:00:00 AM »

Damn winter, you'll get your 2K+ posts in no time!!!   :P

$5 bucks for 300W PSUs?!?  DAMN!  I would've grabbed about 10 of them.  Okay, maybe just 5.
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