View Full Version : 2nd Standalone PSU?

11-12-07, 11:31 AM
I need more molex plugs in my case(7 hard drives and counting)
I know you can short pins on a psu to get it to work without a computer, but I read somewhere that can shorten the life of or dammage the psu because it expects to get feedback from a motherboard that helps regulate voltage or something like that.

Im planning on seperating my hard drives from my pc with a sata hub, so i need some way to get molex plugs without blowing anything up

any ideas?

11-13-07, 02:34 PM
New PSU with more molex ,
Whats powering those lights by the way? Lights are so 80's:afro2:

11-13-07, 04:44 PM
Shorting pins on a PSU doesnt lower the life.

Running a PSU w/o any load WILL lower its life.

I highly suggest not putting HDDs on a seperate power source.

I would get a seperate PSU for all your fans and lights.