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    Constant Bitrate naveedh's Avatar
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    Inverter to hard drive , Opus Mobo

    Hi,
    Well first of all im doing this,because all these parts i have lying around.

    i have a 200w inverter and atx psu. Now if i short the psu PS_ON and a GROUND and turn it on and then always power my hard drive only of that and use the opus to power the mobo , is that going to cause any harm? I will use a common ground and only the hard drive would be powered of the psu, also is this going to confuse the opus?

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    Why not use the opus to power the drive and the MB?
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    That should work fine, as long as the +12 and lines other than ground remain isolated between the two supplies.

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    i was thinking about doing this also because im trying to run a very powerful setup.
    would this work?

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    Constant Bitrate naveedh's Avatar
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    Its becasuse to take sum load of the opus

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    titaniumkingpin, the easiest way to do a very high power setup is inverter/PSU with a shutdown controller such as http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...products_id=65 or http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...products_id=66

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