How do you use a voltage regulator?
so this question is pretty straightforward, I'm trying to build a standalone ATX type power supply. I'm using an Xbox 360 power brick, so I will have plenty of power, however the 360's power brick only has 12V out available. There IS a 5v rail but only the 12V is available because I'm using the 5v to enable the brick. And if I draw any more current from the 5v rail I overload it and it shuts the brick off. Plus the 5v rail is only 1 amp so it doesn't even have enough power to run a DVD drive. (actually broke an old one testing it :P) So, what I want to know is how to use a voltage regulator to scale down the 12V rail so I can have 5v and 12v to use standard molex devices with. Also If anybody knows of a particularly beefy regulator i might use (5 amps maybe) I'd love to know :)