Yorkton, Sask., Canada
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Basically I used the link for the info on what wires to use and especially the addition of the resistor. When I got my power supply (before modification) I plugged it in as is and tried to check the voltages it was supplying, but my meter showed no voltages, hence the need for the resistor, it switches something on the power supply board that allows the current to flow. I googled "converting a power supply to a 12 volt power source" and looked at a bunch of other links as well, I was a little nervous about it a first but everything went ok. The only tools I really needed was a soldering iron, voltage/ohm/amp meter, and some basic hand tools. Of the 50 or so wires that come out of a power supply I think i only used maybe 6 wires I used multiple12 volt supply wires to help handle the amps (keep things from getting to hot), same for the grounding wires. This is going off memory from about a year ago but I think I hooked the purple one up to the resistor, and back to ground, and the 12 volt wires up to my female bannana plug outlet, and a female banana plug outlet to ground.
I got information from a few different sites that helped me out.
Also if you mount the banana plugs to the case make sure you have clearance around the fan and internals when you close the case I found this out the hard way and had to relocate the banana plugs after I thought I was done.