Case Mod Question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Cupid_Stunt, Jun 27, 2002.

  1. Cupid_Stunt

    Cupid_Stunt OSNN Addict

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    Ok I'm planning to do a few mods to a case,

    Windows,lights and other stuff.
    Now here's the question?

    I have a ATX 250 watt Power supply that i intend to use for cooling fans and a few other bits ,
    the case has a 300 watt supply fitted,
    And the 300 will run all hardware.

    I need to know a way to rig up the 250 to run the extras as a power supply has to be connected to a mother b4 it powers up,

    So does any one now a workaround that will let me power up the extra power supply to run my other bits and bobs, without using a mobo ?

    So come on you guys get them old brains working and help a poor guy out.

    Many thanks
    best regards........Cupid
     
  2. Cupid_Stunt

    Cupid_Stunt OSNN Addict

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    The case is a full ATX/server case, so plenty of room in there for it.

    I did intend to mount it inside the case, the case only comes with a 300 watt supply and thought rather than get a bigger supply I would use a spare one i have lying around.

    All the power cables in the tower provided will be used for hardware.

    I dont want to put any of those cable splitters in to power other components.

    I just need a way to power up another supply to run fans, cathode lights, strobes etc.

    I'm poor the misses dont leave me much cash B***H

    Regards.........Cupid
     
  3. Cupid_Stunt

    Cupid_Stunt OSNN Addict

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    Luckily the case does have a second mounting plate for another power unit,

    Thats the easy bit ;)

    4 screws and it's in.

    regards.......Cupid
     
  4. Lithium

    Lithium Guest

    so your saying it has room for the other power supply?
    ok put it in cut a hole for the new power supply cord and plug it in then plug all the doodads and whatnots into it
     
  5. freightgod

    freightgod Confused and Bewildered

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    sounds like cupid wants to know how to power up said second power supply; i think you will find the answer in this article. Good luck!
     
  6. Lithium

    Lithium Guest

    oh i see you think you have all the answers huh? lol j/p man thats good info thanks
     
  7. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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  8. Cupid_Stunt

    Cupid_Stunt OSNN Addict

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    Thanks to all especially Freightgod i checked out that link,

    Did the job just as i needed, many thanks.

    Will probably post a few pics once the full case mods are all done.
    Thanks again

    regards.........Cupid
     
  9. Tbird94sc

    Tbird94sc Guest

    all you need is a short wire. all you have to do is connect it to pin 4 and 6 with the clip of thge power adapter facing up and counting from top left to top right. if u connect pins 4 and 6 it will power on the power supply. koolance cases ship with a wire to do it so you can run the pump and test for leaks before you put your hardware in. if u need a diagram goto koolance.com site and download the user manual