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    What should I use to power my mobo before install

    I will be getting my entire system tomorrow and I'd like to set it all up in my house rather than the confines of my car. I ordered a opus and that's all I'll have for a psu so I was wondering how I should power the pc up tomorrow. I have a jump box if that would work or should I just borrow an atx psu for a day and use that.
    Also in a different post i asked about installing a button to turn on my pc since I am not using a case I won't have a power button. Is this somehting I can get from radio shack or can I make one what do you guys think. Thanks.

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    The opus has a header to plug into your mobo's header where the power button would go, so the opus can turn the system on
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vorex
    The opus has a header to plug into your mobo's header where the power button would go, so the opus can turn the system on
    I think he's asking how to run the opus in his house without the car.

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    I will be using a spare car battery, charging with a car battery charger. I don't know how I will turn the system on yet, maybe someone can give us some ideas.

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    Find the pins on the motherboard for power on (PWR usually) and short them. That will turn on the motherboard.

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    I used a jump start device. It has cables to jump a dead battery and also a cigarette lighter adapter. Just charge it up with 110v ac and you're good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    Find the pins on the motherboard for power on (PWR usually) and short them. That will turn on the motherboard.
    Great I was wondering if it needed a constant feed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey
    Great I was wondering if it needed a constant feed
    ATX are momentary. If you short it for 4 seconds while the motherboard is on then it will shut down if the OS isn't cooperating. You can also short the reset pins. Paperclips do wonders

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    mate, find an old case or even real old pc from somewhere, i picked up an old one for about 15 bucks, so from that i oculd salvage the mobo riser, atx power supply, (for in the house) plus dismantle all the buttons and leds from the front to use on ur new system. Salvage like a vulture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seifer
    mate, find an old case or even real old pc from somewhere, i picked up an old one for about 15 bucks, so from that i oculd salvage the mobo riser, atx power supply, (for in the house) plus dismantle all the buttons and leds from the front to use on ur new system. Salvage like a vulture.
    Yeh, that too.

    <off topic>cool! you have the previous gen of my car </off topic>

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