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post #1 of 9
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I was wondering if there was a way to test a PSU prior to building a rig? I'm going to start buying parts with the Mobo/CPU and GPU being last and and I found a good deal on a psu so want to snag it so wanted to see if there was a way to test it out when I get it like maybe hook a case fan to it?
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post #2 of 9
Use a jumper
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by maltamonk View Post

Use a jumper

Could you post a link to one? Being my first build I'm a noob to all this.
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post #4 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by maltamonk View Post

Use a jumper

that only works whether it turns on or not.
how would you know if the 12V is outputting 12V, or 5V is outputting 5V, and so on.

i've encountered a 2nd hand PSU once with a dead bundle of wire, the entire line of 4molex/sata was unusable.
post #5 of 9
Do you just want the test if the PSU works or doesn't work? Or were you interested in measuring the actual voltages and/or voltage regulation?
For the former, for the latter you will need testing equipment.
post #6 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BBZZHH View Post

Do you just want the test if the PSU works or doesn't work? Or were you interested in measuring the actual voltages and/or voltage regulation?
For the former, for the latter you will need testing equipment.

More to make sure it works... Would something like this work?

http://www.amazon.com/AntMiner-Supply-Jumper-Switch-Bitcoin/dp/B00NB2F9LY
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Niteowl71 View Post

More to make sure it works... Would something like this work?

http://www.amazon.com/AntMiner-Supply-Jumper-Switch-Bitcoin/dp/B00NB2F9LY

thats only a simple switch, you could have the same result with a paper clip.
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Niteowl71 View Post

Thanks for the link... More to make sure it works... Would something like this work?

http://www.amazon.com/AntMiner-Supply-Jumper-Switch-Bitcoin/dp/B00NB2F9LY
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Western Digital Caviar Blue Samsung 850 EVO Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer Thermalright TRUE Spirit 120M(BW) Rev.A 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Phanteks PH-F120SP_WLED 120mm White LED Cas... Phanteks PH-F120SP_WLED 120mm White LED Cas... Phanteks PH-F120SP_WLED 120mm White LED Cas... Phanteks PH-F120SP_WLED 120mm White LED Cas... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Vantec Stealth SF8025L 80mm case fan Microsoft Windows 10 Home LG 24MB35PY-B Black 23.8" IPS Ducky Zero DK2108 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
XFX TS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Xion XON-560 MicroATX Mini Tower Case SteelSeries Kana White Wired Optical Mouse Kingston HyperX Cloud Headset 
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NZXT SEN-MIX2 Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Caviar Blue Samsung 850 EVO Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer Thermalright TRUE Spirit 120M(BW) Rev.A 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Phanteks PH-F120SP_WLED 120mm White LED Cas... Phanteks PH-F120SP_WLED 120mm White LED Cas... Phanteks PH-F120SP_WLED 120mm White LED Cas... Phanteks PH-F120SP_WLED 120mm White LED Cas... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Vantec Stealth SF8025L 80mm case fan Microsoft Windows 10 Home LG 24MB35PY-B Black 23.8" IPS Ducky Zero DK2108 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
XFX TS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Xion XON-560 MicroATX Mini Tower Case SteelSeries Kana White Wired Optical Mouse Kingston HyperX Cloud Headset 
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NZXT SEN-MIX2 Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller 
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