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I plan to jump my PSU to cycle water and was going to follow this guide.

http://forum.coolermaster.com/viewto...p?f=19&t=10647

Is that ok? My PSU doesn't have an I/O switch on the back.

Few Questions:
Should I plug in the PSU then put the paperclip in or the other way around? My PSU whenever not in use is in an "idle" mode.

Two: How do I turn it off? Just unplug or remove the paperclip?

Third: Should I use something other then a paperclip?
Edited by Live_free - 1/29/11 at 6:17pm
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unplug/plug into wall as the switch. never have the psu plugged in while adding or removing the paperclip.
    
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Hello,

I would use the paperclip and insert it first (leave it there and never touch it until you are done) then plug the PSU in.

Since your PSU does not have a power switch (as I interpret I/O to be), then I would use a powerstrip that does have a switch. You could try unplugging the PSU power cord from the wall as a way to cut power, but I would not recommend it.

I would not mess with the paperclip as a means to power on and off the PSU.

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Your link doesn't work, and I would put the paperclip in and then plug the PSU in. and then unplug, remove paperclip when finished. Paperclip will work fine. The rasa kit comes with a jumper though... or did you not buy the kit?
post #5 of 12
I think your link may be broken.

I've done both ways. I'm pretty sure if the wrong wires were shorted, either way it will end bad.

I would unplug rather than touching the bare metal paperclip.

What I used were those little metal twist tie things. I don't know what they are really used for but outside is some plastic/vinyl feeling clear material, and inside is metal. I cut a little piece off, stripped the edges, and gave myself a little 'handle' with the plastic coating. I'll look online to see if I can get an image.

EDIT: Bleh, you know those metal twist ties that a toy is usually strapped down with in it's packaging? That kind of stuff. lol I don't know what it's called.
Edited by Blue Marker - 1/29/11 at 6:16pm
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  1. Put in the paperclip prior to plugging the psu into the wall
  2. Unplug the psu (or preferably, use Syrillian's method of using a power strip with an on/off switch).
  3. You could use something like this, but the paperclip should be fine

Basically, don't touch the paperclip when the psu is on because (don't know if this will happen or not) you could shock yourself.
Edited by dM@n - 1/29/11 at 6:31pm
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Hello,

I would use the paperclip and insert it first (leave it there and never touch it until you are done) then plug the PSU in.

Since your PSU does not have a power switch (as I interpret I/O to be), then I would use a powerstrip that does have a switch. You could try unplugging the PSU power cord from the wall as a way to cut power, but I would not recommend it.

I would not mess with the paperclip as a means to power on and off the PSU.

So I can leave the paperclip in and just turn it on and off using the power strip in between filling my res. Awesome. And I fixed the link in the OP.
Edited by Live_free - 1/29/11 at 6:25pm
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So I can leave the paperclip in and just turn it on and off using the power strip in between filling my res. Awesome. And I fixed the link in the OP.
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post #9 of 12
You won't shock yourself if you touch the paper clip. I've touched it many times and I've never been shocked. It's just better to insert the clip with the switch off because you don't always get the pins in on the first shot and risk putting them into the wrong places.
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You won't shock yourself if you touch the paper clip. I've touched it many times and I've never been shocked. It's just better to insert the clip with the switch off because you don't always get the pins in on the first shot and risk putting them into the wrong places.
I get shocked so often.... Science class and such doesn't bother me.

Thanks for the tips everyone.
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