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Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by navi95, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. navi95

    navi95 Regular member

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    Hi

    I just wanna know if its safe to run a PSU thats outside the pc case?

    Thanx
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    yes but wouldn't want to do it for long tho. why??
     
  3. navi95

    navi95 Regular member

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    i was makin a pc out of a xbox xase but i stopped workin on it due to college work but got sum spare time but no money, n i have n spare PSU about.

    Im gonna get a powerboard that has like 200watts ASAP tho.

    Will I need to earth the PSU sumhow?
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    your power cord has a third pin on it, it is your ground pin
     
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    ScubaBud Regular member

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    I'm sure you were doing this but just incase:

    ALL vent holes kept open, none resting on carpet, etc, and nothing blocking any fan ports.

    Also, no Drinks next to unit unless you like crispy critters!!! <G>


    Nuff said! :)
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    ScubaBud, are you using my saying "crispy critters"
     
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    LOL... what do you mean YOUR SAYING??? I've been using that for years and I'm older then you!!! <G>

    You're just a spring chicken compared to an old geezer like myself.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    do you know were the saying came from, OLD GEEZER!!!!!
     
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    I do now since I just looked it up. Very interesting how that came about.

    But if you look that word up in the dictionary today, you'll see my picture next to it!
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    what did your dictionary say as i did an online search & it cameup with different versions
     
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    "Geezer," on the other hand, is a much more interesting slang word. Although we use it today to mean an old man, "geezer," when it first appeared in the late 1800's, simply meant a "chap" or "fellow" of any age. "Geezer" began as a dialectical pronunciation of a much older word, "guiser" (as in "disguise"), which appeared in the late 1400's meaning a masquerader or someone who wore a disguise. Both "guiser" and "geezer" were used to affectionately describe someone who was known as a "character" or "odd fellow," and it was only in the 1800's that "geezer" was narrowed to mean an old man.

     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    & i was looking for crispy critters not old geezer as i was talking about crispy critters not old geezers & you called yourself old geezer not me, so i'm innocent!!!
     
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    ddp, the term Crispy Critters, that was a slang term first used during the Vietnam War… napalm… you get the picture.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    right on & might even predate that to the korean war or the second world war as they used naplm there too
     
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    I know there was a Crispy Critters cereal from Post when I was growing up in the early 60s back when we just had mostly advisors and few troops in Vietnam before the Johnson presidency. I remember the cereal had a lion on the box. Don't know if it is still around or not.

    As far as running a PSU outside the box, the cautions the others have said would apply, but I would also have a ground jumper from it to the case. It's possible that they could get different electical potentials if they do not share a common ground - the case goes to ground in a different place than the PSU by sitting on a conductive surface. Normally the PSU is bolted into the case so you don't have that problem. You could get some transient voltage or even a shock by touching the case and the PSU at the same time if they are not at the same potential.
     
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    http://www.retrojunk.com/media/115/

    Crispy Critters Cereal came out actually in 1987. Here is a link with some information and a commercial they did that year. :)

    Kidds, don't try this at home!!! <G>
     
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    I believe that commercial came out in 1987, not the cereal since I remember it from the 60s.

    http://theimaginaryworld.com/post.html
    There is a link that has the box art from 1974.

    http://www.lavasurfer.com/cereal-post.html
    There is another page showing the Post cereal characters. Linus the Lionhearted was the character for Crispy Critters and even had his own Saturday morning cartoon in the 60s. That page also said the cereal was reissued in 1988 so maybe that is what you are thinking of, not the original from much earlier.

    Crispy Critters, "The one and only cereal that comes in the shape of animals", was a sugar-frosted oat cut out in animal shapes. In some later boxes, the cereal box featured the addition of Pink Elephants, Orange Moose --- the color of oranage, and Grape Apes. In 1967 and 1968, White Pushme-pullyous were featured as a tie-in with Dr. Dolittle

    Crispy Critters was reissued for a limited time around 1988. It may have been an unfrosted version of the cereal.

     
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    The sad thing is that I still cannot remember anything about that cereal and I loved my cereal back then!!! I don’t even remember the commercials for it!

    Thanks for the links... :)
     

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