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I'm looking at doing an external watercooling loop for my GPU soon, but I'd like a second psu for outside the case to power the pump and fans on the radiator outside the case.

Is there something other than a normal PSU I could use? Or if I did use a psu, is it OK to "jump" the psu with like a wire or paperclip 24/7?


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Why wouldn't you get one big power supply? Won't that be a hassle to have two?


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I'm looking at doing an external watercooling loop for my GPU soon, but I'd like a second psu for outside the case to power the pump and fans on the radiator outside the case.

Is there something other than a normal PSU I could use? Or if I did use a psu, is it OK to "jump" the psu with like a wire or paperclip 24/7?

I think you can do some crazy contraption through molex using your existing PSU, though I could be wrong about that.


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I would just get one PSU personally but if you must get a second one, a regular one will work fine. I would get one of these. Flipping the switch on the back of the psu would be annoying if it was on the ground or something. You could run the 24 pin up to your desk so that you have this switch easily accessible. I also would not trust a paperclip for 24/7 use. If it falls out, you could have some problems.

 

On top of this, would strongly caution making an external loop. I don't really see the point in doing it. All you will end up doing is spending more on fluid and probably tubing. Then you will have a computer that can't be moved more than 2 feet without the help of another person. Filling it would be a hassle too if you don't plan to have a mount for the res. You would need to elevate the res outside of the case for the best results.


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