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post #11 of 38
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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

Hook it up directly to PSU? it can recharge when the system is on, battery power when the system is off. This should not use considerable amount of power,
Constantly looking for a signal does use an amount of power (compared to a remote control that only sends on keypress), if it's going in a box that's got always on mains power available why not hook into that, another battery will add cost and have possibility to run out.

You can't hook it directly to the PSU, there's molex/sata, PCI 4/8 pin, CPU 4/8 pin that are turned off on power off state, the only ones that remain on are in the 24-pin, a 5v supply I believe that powers some USB's and the PCI's among other things.
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Constantly looking for a signal does use an amount of power (compared to a remote control that only sends on keypress), if it's going in a box that's got always on mains power available why not hook into that, another battery will add cost and have possibility to run out.

You can't hook it directly to the PSU, there's molex/sata, PCI 4/8 pin, CPU 4/8 pin that are turned off on power off state, the only ones that remain on are in the 24-pin, a 5v supply I believe that powers some USB's and the PCI's among other things.

Hook it up to 24 pin or to the 5v then, no need for pcie
post #13 of 38
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Hook it up to 24 pin or to the 5v then, no need for pcie

I think people would be far more receptive to a PCI-E card than a 24-pin extension with a dongle. Also it is less likely to break from mishandling.
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I built an IR on/off module using an arduino hooked up in parallel to the power jumper pins on the board. And the arduino is powered by 5vSB.

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I have a harmony remote which then automatically switches the PC on when I want to play a game.
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post #15 of 38
this would've been better if its designed to plug into a USB 2.0 header instead of PCI-E.

and USB peripherals can be used for remote sleep/awake, for example some keyboard has a built-in sleep button.
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this would've been better if its designed to plug into a USB 2.0 header instead of PCI-E.

and USB peripherals can be used for remote sleep/awake, for example some keyboard has a built-in sleep button.

Not all motherboards have USB headers that are powered when off.
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post #17 of 38
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Why can't they just use batteries instead of taking a pcie slot?

they can use 5v or USB if they wanted to. PSU constantly supplies 5v regardless

srsly how hard is it to power a relay connected to a 2.4ghz receiver. it can all work independently from PC.
post #18 of 38
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Not all motherboards have USB headers that are powered when off.
i question the quality of such a motherboard. biggrin.gif
post #19 of 38
A small battery operated device would work too and they could sans the pci-e and not have to use usb or anything.. just mount it to your case.

Man this gives me ideas.

Add a device right next to the garage door opener on your dash so when you pull up every PC in the house fires up so by the time you get in and sit down your main PC already has your main Fallout 4 character loaded biggrin.gif, maybe have a 12v coffee pot on standby biggrin.gif. Now that is efficiency and life laziness to the max.
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post #20 of 38
Mmh, I'm gonna grab one for sure.

My pc is located horizontally behind my desk against the wall (to gain more space). That will save me the daily bend to push the button smile.gif
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