This Guide Will teach you How to start a computer PSU (power supply unit) with out need for a motherboard. you'll be able to power any component with no need to fiddle with switches and jumpers. and if you want to "leak test" a water cooling kit with out getting an expensive MOBO wet then this is really good. It couldn't be more simple.
you will need;
a PSU, - if you figured this one out, you have the brain cells to complete this instructable
Wire Strippers / side cutters or cigarette lighter, anything you can use to remove some of the plastic off the
some cheep electrial wire (can be ripped from Ethernet cable) i got mine fo ÃÂÃÂ£0.80 (just under $2) from rapid electronics
optionally you may want a soldering iron and some solder.
Step 1: the first bit
Ok this bit is very simple.
basically strip the plastic coating of both ends of the wire to expose the bare metal core.