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Most motherboards now a days (that are high end) come with CMOS reset switch. You don't need to flip a switch on the PSU unless you want to take out the battery.
Yeah, but having a power switch on a PSU makes it much easier to bleed/prime a pump when watercooling. Seeing as the switch is likely on the low side of the power relay, I don't see why they wouldn't include one.
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wow looks good
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Yeah, but having a power switch on a PSU makes it much easier to bleed/prime a pump when watercooling. Seeing as the switch is likely on the low side of the power relay, I don't see why they wouldn't include one.
just unplug the cable.....

It is right next to where a switch would be
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just unplug the cable.....

It is right next to where a switch would be
I can reach my hand around and flick a switch while adding water to my reservoir much easier than having to put down my fill syringe, pull the plug, fill the reservoir, and plug back in the cord. (Granted, I have my PC on top of my desktop with wheels, which makes pulling the power cord a two-handed operation.)

I suppose it comes down to what we're comfortable with.
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My mobo has a CMOS reset button.
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I use a cheap PSU to power the pump only while leak checking and filling my loop, as I have a Silverstone PSU myself.
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I have this PSU, love it.

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I can reach my hand around and flick a switch while adding water to my reservoir much easier than having to put down my fill syringe, pull the plug, fill the reservoir, and plug back in the cord. (Granted, I have my PC on top of my desktop with wheels, which makes pulling the power cord a two-handed operation.)

I suppose it comes down to what we're comfortable with.
What I do is use another PSU to test the system for my loop, I don't even want to risk having anything turn on in my system when I'm filling or checking for leaks.... Don't want anything to fry

Also I was able to achieve 4ghz+ while using this PSU, the last one I had (OCZ GameXStream 1010w) I wasn't able to as it didn't provide clean power to the board and CPU because it was dying.
Edited by phibrizo - 6/8/11 at 3:29pm
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I have this PSU, love it.



What I do is use another PSU to test the system for my loop, I don't even want to risk having anything turn on in my system when I'm filling or checking for leaks.... Don't want anything to fry

Also I was able to achieve 4ghz+ while using this PSU, the last one I had (OCZ GameXStream 1010w) I wasn't able to as it didn't provide clean power to the board and CPU because it was dying.
Oh, I wasn't stating that Silverstone PSU's are bad by any means. Just that I prefer to use models that have an actual switch. This also provides a small amount of security as it allows your PC case to remain grounded when you have the power off. I used to do the double PSU method to allow my pump to work while everything else was off, but the PSU I was using died on me, so I prefer this method now.

(Being grounded is an assumption as I don't have the actual schematic, but as most switches are done on the low side of a relay's hot side, ground should still be a closed circuit with the device still plugged in. I suppose I could verify this by flicking the switch and seeing if I have continuity between the case and ground in the wall.)
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