For some time now I have wanting to water and until now I haven't been able to aford to, but do to Waxshop having a child on the way I'm getting some parts from him for a baby bed for his up coming child. He did offer the parts for I was just giving he the bed for free
Now since this will be my first go around with water cooling I was thinking about my past Electrical back ground and how we would control more then one light at a time on one switch.
I don't want to have worry about turning a pump on or fans to cool the water off for my CPU or GPU.
The idea behind this is that when you push your on/off button it would start your computer and the water pump and fans at the same time using 12volts DC supplied from the power supply.
I'm going to use a (single pole/single throw) Relay Coil. That will mean that you will have only one set of contacts. They would be Normally Open with no power to the 12-volt coil.
I will use a power plug from an old AT power supply that no longer works (I think we all have one of those) to bring the power inside the computer to the switch. This way I can use a regular computer power cord to power up the pump and fans. I will use the plug and make a pattern. Then I use that to cut my case. It will be a small hole maybe 1 Â½â€ by Â¾â€ at the bottom rear so I can then bolt power plug to the back.
So, now all I have to do is get the rest of the parts I need and starte the mod. I will still need to get the pumps tubbing and mis parts,but atleast now I have starting point.