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New Build - Dual PSU


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Immortalarena

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In the near future I will be purchasing hardware to assemble a new PC.

Because I will be loading this thing with a lot of hardware I am considering adding a second Power Supply to the system, but have never set one up before.

I found this cable online: http://www.ultraprod...p;productID=584

Is that the best way to connect 2 Power Supplies to a system? I greatly appreciate your help and experience.

The Power Supply I would be looking at, at the moment is the Ultra X3 ULT40311 1000-Watt Power Supply
http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=2535

I would be looking at putting 2 of these in the tower. The second would most likely just power the Hard Drives. (Plan is to have 5 x 1TB Hard Drives) While the Primary would run the Motherboard, Processor, Fans, and 2 Graphics Cards, 5 DVD Burners. (5 DVD Burners for DVD Duplication - Side Business)

Thanks again, and I greatly appreciate the help!

Edited by Immortalarena, 26 February 2009 - 10:08 AM.

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Neil Jones

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A second power supply can be asking for trouble and a better solution would simply be to get a bigger (wattage output wise) one. Many cases are not designed for more than one PSU. Whether you actually need 1000w is an entirely different issue.
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I have often wondered about this myself becuase a typical psu doesn't have that many connections.... like maybe 6-8 i believe

Because if you run out of plugs and keep using splitters the load on the psu could be too much for it
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Immortalarena

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The case I am looking at was indeed designed to be able to hold 2 Power Supplies, and I won't put a second one in if I don't really need it, but if I do, I just need to know the best way to approach that situation. The Power Supply that is listed shows it can handle 10 SATA Drives, but I don't know until I get it and start building if that is true or not. Thanks for the Posts so far.
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