It's done... now I want more from my case mod...
If you read my earlier post (couple weeks back) you have learned that I wanted to install an LED fan in my PC. \
Apart from the fact that I could not find any 92mm fans at Frys, after seeing one in person I realized they arent's what they're all hyped up to be. A few days later, the ADB (Mac version of PS2 connector) port on my PizzaPC
broke. Oh well.
I salvaged some things, including the fan, speaker, HDD,floppy cable (can be used to resurrect dead iMac DV's) and the PSU.
I figured out the pinout for the PSU and hooked up a regular molex connecttor. Sweet! Now I have a PSU with a single Molex Connector. I hopped in the car and headed to Fry's.
I came back with 2 cold cathode lights and the transformer (came all together as a kit). It also came with a switch but that's pretty useless because when I flip the swtch the PSU makes a weird ticking sound from not having anything sucking energy from it.
I ran the cables from the transformer into my case. I left the 2nd PSU and cold cathode transfomer outside the case. I plugged everything in and turned the old PSU on.
this sucker guves off so much light I just need one for light to shine through the fan grills and every little crack. Nice.
But now I want to put the lights in my PC permanently, without a psu hanging outside. I would also like to drill a hole for the switch. The question (again) is whether my cheapo-depot HP PSU can handle it. It's 200w. Thanks.
Now what exactly do you want on this 200w PSU?
2 cold catholds and what else? And they're the 12" tubes??
More than likely you will want to upgrade to a quality PSU ( antec, fortron, sparkle, etc.) rated at 350-400 watts. This will handle your lights and probably improve system stability as well. A cheap underpowered PSU will cause strange BSOD's, system lockups, etc., so you'll benefit in many ways from an inexensive upgrade.
oh well, guess it can't be done, sorry guys I was just wondering if it could be done. Thanks anyways I will probably buy a better PSU soon.
of you can change the wattage some how, i am sure you find a way
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