Can you help me out in finding a place to get one? I can't find anywhere that sells them. I am guessing that external psu's are the same as internal ones, and in that case i know where to get them. Couldn't i just extend a long cord out through the back of the pc through a slot where an ethernet card goes so that i don't have to keep the case open? I also need instructions like a tutorial or something because i don't want to fry something. So basically i will have the junky power supply powering everything. The only thing the external power supply will be powering is the graphics card through an adapter. My graphics card is this one:
Will the power supply overload the circuitry or anything? The graphics card will be connected to the motherboard that is powered by the old psu, so i don't know how that will affect anything. I am planning on just plugging the card into the psu with the adapter and that is all. Is any tinkering with settings needed or will the power source just give the power that is needed? Suggestions on good, quiet (important due to being on outside of unit) cards found on newegg appreciated.
I know that most new ones need to be plugged into the pc's motherboard to turn on, but isn't it possible to get one that does not need to be so that i can simply run a cable out through a hole in the case?