I have a old (at) monster tower.
I would bascially like to use it to hold extra hard drives and run the cables to a pci card for hard drives in my atx box. My question is can I put a power supply in the monster tower to provide power for the hard drives and some lights and fans? Or would the power supply need to be hooked to a motherboard to keep from messing anything up? So I would sort of be using the tower as a server tower (as in just housing hard drives
some cool light affects and a couple of fans). Thanks for the help!!
Yes, you can use the tower with a separate power supply to power the drives etc. (do not do this with video boards, many have died because a second supply was used on them)( many have worked also, its just risky) For accessories, just be sure to turn it on first (or your mobo won't recognise your extra drives etc). I believe that the AT powersupply will just turn on with the switch. If you use an ATX supply you will have to jumper the mobo plug (pin14 to pin 13 or 15) to turn it on (or connect a switch in place of the jumper).
How big a monster is that box? You may have to lay that big baby down to get the data cables to reach! Have you read the manual?? Ha! Wassup T?
Well the way I see it . I will mount the hdd's up in the top of this three foot monster and my atx box will sit right on top. Should make a nice fit !!
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