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Old 02-10-2006, 08:04 AM   #1
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Old 02-10-2006, 08:42 AM   #2
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Default Re: can i use 2 psu's in one computer !?!?!?!

yes.

The only way that I know is to have a thingy like the one used in the picture below.


There might be (and most likely is) other ways, but thats the only one I know of.
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Old 02-10-2006, 08:48 AM   #3
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why would you want to though?
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More power... it's always a power issue .
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yeah but i mean why would you need more then 600 watts?
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Well.... when you have this comp right here: Ok… let’s start with everything….
CPU’s- two amd opteron 275s (two dual cores! That’s four cpus! That’s like a clock speed of 8+ghz!
Mobo- tyan k8we This mobo supports 16GB OF RAM! Yeah… it’s sli too.
Ram- 16gb of corsair registered ram, ballistix…
Videocards- two 7800gtx
Monitors- two dell 24” lcd widescreens
Psu- pc power and cooling turbo-cool 1KW psu
Hd- 5 hitachi deskstar hd’s at 500GB EACH! THAT’S TWO TB’s!
Raid controller- sata netcell revolution
Optical drives- two plextor px-716sas with sata interface…
Sound card- creative sound labs sound blaster x-fi (24 times better than the best sound blaster card out right now)
Speakers- logitech’s z5500e’s
Keyboard and mouse- metadot keyboard and logtiect mx518
OS- Microsoft xp pro

You kind of need a big psu...
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ah, i see your running one of those computers that could take over the world lol.
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Yeha, probably. Nothing short of some some secret government comp could that beast on...
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Ok I have this image of you explaining to James Bond your plans for world domination with a superlaser attached to piranhas or something.......

sounds like a beast, does it work?
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Well, you can, you'd just have to configure a way of mounting the second PSU inside the case. But yes, it is possible.
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There are some cases which let you have two psu's in one case...
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Wow... my mouth was open while reading those specs...

Hows it coping with one power supply? It struggling?

The heat also... I hope you have alot of fans in that case of yours
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Well, as you know, Kage, running a psu at 90% consistently can really shorten the psu's life. So, a 550W or 600W would really not do too well. That thing consumes around 350W at idle. Yeha... So yeah, 1KW would do perfect because of the need for it... more is always better... look at the case... it's a cooling machine: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163057
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There are server power supplies than rate at 1000watts. Look around. They're a bear to find but worth the hunt.
And Jac the monitors don't pull power from the computer. Neither do the speakers. The keyboard even if usb pull whispers of power. And why have 2 optical drives? Any dual layer drive worth being my systems will read anything you toss in them. Unnessacery power drain having 2.
What's killing the juice in that configuration is the 2 dual core cpu chips. Then add all the cooling fans for the heat and dude you better get a server tower with lots of elbow room and the 1k psu. The vid cards can get a bit demanding however.
What I did in my systen is use 2 psu but devided the load of the over all system between them. The motherboard is driven off one psu while the optical and hard drives are ran off the other. Oh and the cooling fans run off the second psu. Works fabiously. It's all happy and runs great.
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you should water cool it
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That isnt actually his computer guys, thats just a dream computer... I think

But yes you can use two powersupplys. A lot of pepole will have a cheap like 250w or 300w just for lights fans and what not. Then they will have a nice, bigger powersupply for the rest of their computer.
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You could always try modding
(I was about to ask, how sthe national power grid doing lol)
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Well, you can, you'd just have to configure a way of mounting the second PSU inside the case. But yes, it is possible.
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Mods lock this, over a year old.
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Sorry to post in a locked thread, but he made about six posts in old threads, he joined today, I've told him not to do this, all taken care of!
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