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What about 2 Power Supply Units, PSUs?

By king21092
Oct 2, 2008
  1. Well I'm currently clocking out with 13 fans in my system, many are stock, but include some bay fans. Anyway I was wandering if two PSU's would do the job, and if so, how could you set it up.

    Would the PC be sitting with its side off while the wires run in or out?

    Would it put through water cooling ports, on the back on the case?

    Is there a special "self standing" case out there built especially for PSU's that are outside the case?

    Any of these questions being answered would help.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Just get a bigger wattage PSU (and a good one)
    Note I have no idea what PSU wattage you presently have, or how that co-incides with the amount watts used by your hardware (ie multiple fans)
    But PSU can go all the way to Kilo watts
     
  3. king21092

    king21092 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 156

    I can't find a PSU over 1000 watts.....

    Currently using a 1000 watt'er

    EDIT: 850*
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    I should have said Kilo watt (singular)

    Anyway, that's not enough ??
     
  5. king21092

    king21092 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 156

    Well honestly, I've had a problem with my PCU heatsink fan stop working at any given time. It seems to go out less when less wattage is being used, seems like that is. I can only assume its the amount of wattage..

    NOTE: Since I've unplugged my 6 bay fans, it goes out W@Y less than it did when everything was plugged in.
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Well here's the (predictable) reply to that

    Replace the CPU Fan (or update it to a better CPU fan)

    I don't believe you are using over 1Kwatt
     
  7. king21092

    king21092 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 156

    Honestly I don't either, just an idea
     
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    Two PSUs would work, but be a waste of money. Your system doesn't use more than 500W at most, with all your fans. Get a new PSU and you should be fine. What PSU are you currently using BTW?
     
  9. king21092

    king21092 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 156

    Currently I am using a Xclion 850W
    Powerful.Stable.Silent.

    I'm glad you asked me what PSU I'm using, b/c that reminded me that I sent back my old 1000W a while back and using an 850W
     
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Still ok :)
     
  11. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    Your PSU is an excellent one, so I fail to see the problem with power. Have you tried changing the CPU cooler?
     
     
  12. king21092

    king21092 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 156

    CPU cooler?
    Do you mean the HSF?
    I'm planning on getting a new one anyway, because the stock HSF that came with the processor is said to perform lower than most expectations and doesn't always fit onto the motherboard easily. For instance, my board probably bent more than half an inch when I tryed installing the HSF, along with the processor itself, since LGA 775 processors are meant to be pushed in tightly, to have a very good connections between pins/motherboard.
     
  13. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Well I mentioned the CPU fan, but Rage_3K_Moiz is talking about the entire Heatsink assembly
     
  14. king21092

    king21092 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 156

    Ok, thats what I was thinking, but needed some checking first.
    Anyway, do you all know any top-notch HSF that are under $75?
    That should be a good price range.
     
  15. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    No I hate sales talk ! You'll probably get some www . newegg links or something.
    I usually say have a look here: http://www.frostytech.com/ (when I'm referencing it)
     
  16. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    Thermalright's Ultra-120 eXtreme, ZeroTHERM's Nirvana NV120, Tuniq's Tower 120 and OCZ's Vendetta 2 are excellent heatsinks in that price range, with the TRUE and Vendetta 2 being the pick of the lot, followed by the Tuniq Tower 120 and lastly, the NV120. Also consider the Xigmatek HDT-S1283, Thermalright's Ultima-90 and the Thermalright Ultra-120 as cheaper alternatives.

    Equally important is the fan. If you can find one, get a Panaflo L1A. It's the best 120mm fan out there, period. Alternatives include the Scythe SFF21F, the Scythe Kaze Jyuni "Slipstream" and the Yate Loon D12SM-12 (basically a differently-colored Nexus fan).
     
  17. king21092

    king21092 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 156

    Rage, are any of those located on newegg or are they online somewhere else?
     
  18. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  19. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

  20. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 632

    1250w PSU's exist and are generally the highest wattage PSU you can put in a standard 15amp outlet. But you should honestly be able to run 50 more fans in there if you want (not saying to, just making a point) most take very little wattage.
     
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