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Installing a temperature gauge

post #1 of 6
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Thinking of installing something like this into my PC so I can check the temperature when running intensive processes.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/0-36-RED-LED-Digital-Car-Thermometer-Temperature-Meter-55-125-C-DS18B20-Sensor-/331147472214

My question is what would be the best way to get power to the DC cords? What types of converters could I use? Otherwise I'd have to go with a battery powered one and then I'd have to change those.
post #2 of 6
Why not save yourself the hassle and get a proper 5.25" display?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007585&IsNodeId=1&Description=temperature%20display&name=Controller%20Panels&Order=BESTMATCH&isdeptsrh=1
    
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post #3 of 6
12v from Molex or fan header.

From the specs on the listing:
Power Supply voltage: DC7-30V
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12v from Molex or fan header.

From the specs on the listing:
Power Supply voltage: DC7-30V
Thanks! thumb.gif

I would love to, but my only 5.25" bay is being used for my optical drive
post #5 of 6
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only issue with the 12v to molex adapter is that I don't have the molex cable hooked to my modular PSU to save waster cables. I could get a 6pin to 4pin adapter to hook directly into the PSU or I could get a USB to 4pin adapter to power it. Would either be better or is it just a whatever I prefer?
post #6 of 6
Anywhere you can pull 12v from should be fine. SATA, Molex, fan, whatever you've got. Or get a spare end and pins that fit your modular setup and make your own specific cable. Moddiy.com has all the bits you'd need.
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