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Homemade on/off power box

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I had an idea a long time ago to make a box for my desk to control the on/off funcion of my desktop. I used 3 of the 4 pairs of a cat5 cable to jump off the pins of my motherboard. Power on and off/Power led/HDD light. Here it is version 1 of the homemade power box. Next version i might use headphone out and mic in. Any comments or ideas are welcome

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Good solution for those that need it. Most of the computers i have owned allow turning it on via the keyboard but for those that don't have it a remote box is a good idea!

If you do extend the mic and headphone jacks use a couple runs of shielded cable to make sure you keep the audio clean.
 

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Thank you for the kind words. Now should i take this to the next level :) or should i keep it minimal as it is?
 
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