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hi,
im looking to make a cooling solution for my xbox 360 while also showing off the console in a cabinet. i do not want to interfere with the warranty in any way and thought of the following:

3x 12cm fans (green leds)
1x green cathode
1x Old power supply with on/off switch

the question is, how can i make it so when i turn on the psu the fans start spinning and the cathode lights up?

so i am asking how can i make the psu power these components without the presence of a pc/mobo?

(one for the technical minded)
PLEASE HELP....ill post piccies when done!!!
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post #2 of 8
On the 20/24pin mobo connector, you'll see a green wire with a black wire next to it. If you put a paper clip in connecting these two pins, your PSU will turn on as soon as you turn the switch on.
    
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THANKS A LOT!! (whips out soldering iron with 2 hands and stands poised facing the PSU)
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post #4 of 8
LOL good luck
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Originally Posted by ratty2k4 View Post
hi,
im looking to make a cooling solution for my xbox 360 while also showing off the console in a cabinet. i do not want to interfere with the warranty in any way and thought of the following:

3x 12cm fans (green leds)
1x green cathode
1x Old power supply with on/off switch

the question is, how can i make it so when i turn on the psu the fans start spinning and the cathode lights up?

so i am asking how can i make the psu power these components without the presence of a pc/mobo?

(one for the technical minded)
PLEASE HELP....ill post piccies when done!!!
You can thank me for the inspiration lmao
post #6 of 8
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just to add, psu's can be used to power anything 12/5 volt, soldering irons, chargers as well as fans/ lights. useful for the workbench
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post #7 of 8
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was gonna link it to your thread, so yeh thanks
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by ratty2k4 View Post
hi,
im looking to make a cooling solution for my xbox 360 while also showing off the console in a cabinet. i do not want to interfere with the warranty in any way and thought of the following:

3x 12cm fans (green leds)
1x green cathode
1x Old power supply with on/off switch

the question is, how can i make it so when i turn on the psu the fans start spinning and the cathode lights up?

so i am asking how can i make the psu power these components without the presence of a pc/mobo?

(one for the technical minded)
PLEASE HELP....ill post piccies when done!!!
I have a VERY quiet PSU, especially when it is loaded with just fans. However, with any PSU you get that is designed for a PC, you might need it to be hooked up to the motherboard for it to power on. Link to the PSU is in my sig. $30 shipped only for US, a bit more for UK, and I've used it for testing fans because it is whisper quiet.
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