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Vaillant

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I was thinking the other day, and my curiosity is starting to get the better of me.

If I decided to rip an old power supply out of a 10 year old box, and strap it into my computer, and power additional drives with it ( because my power supply only has 1 free feed left, but i still have numerous IDE and SATA channels )

It's just curiosity, I recognize buying a more powerful power supply would be the normal course of action.

But, would it be safe to do that? I'm pretty sure it would run ok, but what do you guys think about it?

Thx for input. I know, I have a strange mind. :tazz:
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It can be done but you'll have to do a spot of rewiring and soldering and so on.

Plus there's the added fact that computer cases are not designed to hold more than one PSU.

You can always buy power splitter cables if you need more molexes/connectors than you actually have free.
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remember the on off switch is on the motherboard and that means you are going to have to splice the wires together on the connector (and do it right), so both PSUs will engage

Also, remember that PSUs have changed ssome over the years...basic voltage is the same, but you could be asking for trouble
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lol yeah.

thx guys
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