[SOLVED] Paper clip power-on, prolonged 12V draw

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We urgently needed about 60W of 12V DC power for some lab instrument, so we took one of the PC PSU and powered on with the paperclip trick, then powered the equipment via Molex connector.

Is this a legit way of drawing the 12VDC power from a PSU? Is the "paper clipped" power-on state same as active power-on state in proper ATX system?
 

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