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PSU moding, is this even possible?

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August 18, 2012 2:16:19 PM

Hi,

Im new to the whole LED in the case move, i want to use this sound activator:

http://www.amazon.com/HitLights-Activated-Controller-Ch...

but as you can see it comes with a 12v dc adapter.

how can i plug it in my mobo or PSU?

why this one? because i can hook up 3 strips without worrying about transistors, it changes colors also the remote control thing is very cool. if you have any idea or easier to install products please share!!

now i know im pushing it but im gonna ask anyways... i was planning on getting some led fans, and try to hardmod them to plug in the LED array in this thing:

http://www.amazon.com/Logisys-Activated-Cathode-Complet...

so the fan stays on but the leds dance with the music!! if i someone can tell me how to plug it the remote controlled sound activator maybe using this :
http://www.amazon.com/HitLights-Connector-Color-Changin...
again any ideas would be greatly appricated... ty in advance

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August 18, 2012 2:35:27 PM

It's possible if you know enough about electronics to go through with it. Or find someone who knows enough.

I've seen someone do this on youtube, but I do think the flashing all the time can really become seriously annoying. Make sure to get an off switch built in, too.
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August 18, 2012 3:16:57 PM

PSUs have a DC12V output so just put the +ve wire on a +12 pin and ground it on one of the black pins. Just use a spare molex connector on the PSU.

Don't have any LED fans to play about with so can't help with the second question. How about getting some clear non-LED fans and wrapping the edge in some of those strips of LEDs you can get from PC modding stores so the LEDs and fan are on seperate circuits
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CM...
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August 18, 2012 3:34:13 PM

Robi_g said:
PSUs have a DC12V output so just put the +ve wire on a +12 pin and ground it on one of the black pins. Just use a spare molex connector on the PSU.

Don't have any LED fans to play about with so can't help with the second question. How about getting some clear non-LED fans and wrapping the edge in some of those strips of LEDs you can get from PC modding stores so the LEDs and fan are on seperate circuits
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CM...



AH! ty you solved my main problem! even though it was soo simple i dunno how come i didn't think of it! i know psu output is 12v duh!

now i gotta figure out how to connect the led fans to either the same one or another remote controlled one
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August 18, 2012 3:35:03 PM

whatsthatnoise said:
It's possible if you know enough about electronics to go through with it. Or find someone who knows enough.

I've seen someone do this on youtube, but I do think the flashing all the time can really become seriously annoying. Make sure to get an off switch built in, too.


haha, yeah every activator has an off and on button
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