For university I had to design a piece of furniture to hold a computer component, so my design has a 200mm and a 120mm fan in it.
Now I don't want to take my whole PC in because i don't want to risk breaking it, so i am asking whether or not i could take my power supply out, connect it to a old motherboard and connect the fans to the powersupply?
Would the motherboard break if no CPU was installed? would this be a safe thing to do
awesome, all I want to do is show the fans running thats it. I do have a old CPU/ram and heatsink but i wanted to move as little around as possible. How would I boot the mobo if it has no start button on it?
You can. You run the risk of turning off the computer when the bare wire touches the case, or worse starting a fire if something combustible gets between the two. The switch isn't much, a couple of bucks at most at radio shack.