Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Power Supplies › Will this tiny PSU power this low-end rig?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Will this tiny PSU power this low-end rig?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Link to PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

The rig will have a 65w AMD Athlon II X2, 2GB DDR3 and possibly a 5400RPM hard drive. The Newegg calculator says this would take 192w, but that seems like it's off to me, is it?

Another little question... Can you hook up a PSU to more than 1 rig? Maybe with a little modding? I ask this because I might set up a little farm of nodes like this and it would be more cost-effective and probably last longer if the power was from a quality PSU.

EDIT: I've modified the build, I think I'll go with a low-power Llano. I'm aiming for the best performance vs power requirement with the CPU, what would you guys suggest? (Not super low-power like Atom though, those won't do)
Edited by Madman340 - 7/18/11 at 11:26am
post #2 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Madman340 View Post
The rig will have a 65w AMD Athlon II X2, 2GB DDR3 and possibly a 5400RPM hard drive. The Newegg calculator says this would take 192w, but that seems like it's off to me, is it?
yes should work.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Madman340 View Post
Another little question... Can you hook up a PSU to more than 1 rig? Maybe with a little modding? I ask this because I might set up a little farm of nodes like this and it would be more cost-effective and probably last longer if the power was from a quality PSU.
yes i as long as it has enough power. try for single rail psu.

i have both of my crunchers plugged into one psu.

just buy splitters from the fleabay

these what I use for mine.
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-EPS-24-PIN-P...item53e7351cb5
http://cgi.ebay.com/Y-Cable-Splitter...item53e7333363
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-7700K ASUS ROG STRIX Z270I w/TPM EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Black Edition CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SAMSUNG 960 PRO M.2 512GB NVMe  SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 1TB NVMe ASUS External 12X Blu-Ray Writer Corsair H100i GTX 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Professional Samsung - S34E790C - 34" 21:9 Curved Screen CODE 87 - Cherry MX Green CORSAIR SF600 - 600W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Caselabs - Bullet BH2 RAZER DeathAdder Chroma Glorious PC Gaming Race 3XL Mouse Mat - 48X24" Steelseries - Arctis 7 
AudioOther
Bose Companion 2 Series III  CyberPower UPS - PR1500LCDRTXL2U - 1500w 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-7700K ASUS ROG STRIX Z270I w/TPM EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Black Edition CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SAMSUNG 960 PRO M.2 512GB NVMe  SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 1TB NVMe ASUS External 12X Blu-Ray Writer Corsair H100i GTX 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Professional Samsung - S34E790C - 34" 21:9 Curved Screen CODE 87 - Cherry MX Green CORSAIR SF600 - 600W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Caselabs - Bullet BH2 RAZER DeathAdder Chroma Glorious PC Gaming Race 3XL Mouse Mat - 48X24" Steelseries - Arctis 7 
AudioOther
Bose Companion 2 Series III  CyberPower UPS - PR1500LCDRTXL2U - 1500w 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 21
I'd try to go with something more decent and high, 180W (if are real) and not enough for future if you want add something like a GPU

Sent from my Android using TapaTalk
The New One
(19 items)
 
Ocing rig z97
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6700k Gigabyte Z170X Ulta Gaming GTX 1080 HoF Mushking 4*4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M4 Crucial M500 Itachi Desktar Itachi Desktar 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Toshiba Raystorm Pro CPU Windows 10 Professional BenQ XL2420Z 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Thermaltake Corsair AX1200i HAF X Thermaltake Saphira 
Mouse PadAudioOther
QCK Gamecome 780 APC 1500VA 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core G3258 Gigabyte Z97X SOC Force ASUS GTX 760 Striker Platinum G.Skill TridentX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSOS
Crucial MX100 Extreme cooling Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows XP Pro SP3 x86 
Power
EVGA SuperNOVA 1300V G2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5 ASUS GTX 760 Striker Platinum Crucial Ballistix Tracer 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.Skill Trident Crucial M4 Itachi Desktar Itachi Desktar 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M500 Toshiba LG EK Supreme HF Full Nickel 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Swiftech MCR-320QP Swiftech MCP655-D XSPC Reservoir Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420z TT eSports Meka G1 Corsair AX1200i Cooler Master HAF X 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
TT eSports Saphira QCK+ Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Profess... Plantronics GameCom 780 
  hide details  
Reply
The New One
(19 items)
 
Ocing rig z97
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6700k Gigabyte Z170X Ulta Gaming GTX 1080 HoF Mushking 4*4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M4 Crucial M500 Itachi Desktar Itachi Desktar 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Toshiba Raystorm Pro CPU Windows 10 Professional BenQ XL2420Z 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Thermaltake Corsair AX1200i HAF X Thermaltake Saphira 
Mouse PadAudioOther
QCK Gamecome 780 APC 1500VA 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core G3258 Gigabyte Z97X SOC Force ASUS GTX 760 Striker Platinum G.Skill TridentX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSOS
Crucial MX100 Extreme cooling Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows XP Pro SP3 x86 
Power
EVGA SuperNOVA 1300V G2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5 ASUS GTX 760 Striker Platinum Crucial Ballistix Tracer 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.Skill Trident Crucial M4 Itachi Desktar Itachi Desktar 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M500 Toshiba LG EK Supreme HF Full Nickel 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Swiftech MCR-320QP Swiftech MCP655-D XSPC Reservoir Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420z TT eSports Meka G1 Corsair AX1200i Cooler Master HAF X 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
TT eSports Saphira QCK+ Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Profess... Plantronics GameCom 780 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by saint19 View Post
I'd try to go with something more decent and high, 180W (if are real) and not enough for future if you want add something like a GPU

Sent from my Android using TapaTalk
Yeah, that's why I added the second question. It would be cheaper and a better alternative to a PSU per node.
post #5 of 21
For that price you could get a quality 400w+ PSU. Such as my Corsair CX 430w for $16 after MIR.
Such a Fiasco
(13 items)
 
Office
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 @ 4.2Ghz HT ON 1.270v EVGA X58 SLI LE EVGA GTX 470 Corsair Dominator 6GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 64-bit ASUS VE248H LED Logitech G15 
PowerCase
Ultra Lifetime Series Pro 750w Cosiar Obisidian 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
Such a Fiasco
(13 items)
 
Office
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 @ 4.2Ghz HT ON 1.270v EVGA X58 SLI LE EVGA GTX 470 Corsair Dominator 6GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 64-bit ASUS VE248H LED Logitech G15 
PowerCase
Ultra Lifetime Series Pro 750w Cosiar Obisidian 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 
Just another thing: These little 150w nodes would have some numbers behind them... I might eventually scale it up to 20 nodes, possibly even more. Is it safe to be constantly adding those splitters to a single PSU? Like connecting 6/8/10 nodes to a single PSU?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Elite- View Post
For that price you could get a quality 400w+ PSU. Such as my Corsair CX 430w for $16 after MIR.
I'd probably go with the Antec EarthWatts 380w and hook up 2 nodes per PSU.
Edited by Madman340 - 7/17/11 at 9:54pm
post #7 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Madman340 View Post
I'd probably go with the Antec EarthWatts 380w and hook up 2 nodes per PSU.
If they draw 190W each isn't that a bit marginal?
Tiger
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 BE Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 Powercolor Radeon HD6870 8GB Crucial 1333Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western Digital Purple 2TB Samsung F3 1TB Corsair Force GS LiteOn IHAS124-19 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Windows 7 Professional Dell 2001FP Cherry Black 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic S12II 520W Fractal Design R3 Logitech optical 
  hide details  
Reply
Tiger
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 BE Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 Powercolor Radeon HD6870 8GB Crucial 1333Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western Digital Purple 2TB Samsung F3 1TB Corsair Force GS LiteOn IHAS124-19 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Windows 7 Professional Dell 2001FP Cherry Black 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic S12II 520W Fractal Design R3 Logitech optical 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 21
Single rail vs Multi Rail really doesn't matter in the end as the only difference between the two is how the OCP (over-current protection) is handled. Although if you plan to get a really high wattage PSU and power a bunch of rigs off it you would probably actually want a multi rail PSU.

With the parts you listed you would probably be lucky to pull over 100w at full load.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 970 4.15 @ ~1.39v HT ON, Turbo Off EVGA x58 3x SLI 2x EVGA GTX 980 SLI (watercooled), 1x EVGA GTX ... 6 GB 1600 OCZ DDR3 Gold Edition 7-7-7-18 @1475Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 840 SSD 250GB, 2xSamsungF3 1TB (Raid0) 22x Super Multi, 8x Blu-ray Reader Windows 7 Ultimate x64 2x Yamakasi Catleap Q270s (2560x1440) 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Kingwin 1000w Platinum HAF 932 Black Interior Logitech G500 Logitech Z5500 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 970 4.15 @ ~1.39v HT ON, Turbo Off EVGA x58 3x SLI 2x EVGA GTX 980 SLI (watercooled), 1x EVGA GTX ... 6 GB 1600 OCZ DDR3 Gold Edition 7-7-7-18 @1475Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 840 SSD 250GB, 2xSamsungF3 1TB (Raid0) 22x Super Multi, 8x Blu-ray Reader Windows 7 Ultimate x64 2x Yamakasi Catleap Q270s (2560x1440) 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Kingwin 1000w Platinum HAF 932 Black Interior Logitech G500 Logitech Z5500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Klue22 View Post
Single rail vs Multi Rail really doesn't matter in the end
wrong.

becuase when you plug the 24p into more than one board with a y cable. what happens when all that wattage is coming off of that one rail? same for the 8pin eps.
overload the rail. fail.
yes you can spread the load with the other cables but unless your going to make a molex to 24pin. no. ive seen this done with multi rail psu. and yes in theory it should work. it doesnt. dont waste money somthing that "should" work. go with what will.

you WANT a single rail for multi computers. ive done this and have talked about this extensively.
Edited by NKrader - 7/18/11 at 7:13am
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-7700K ASUS ROG STRIX Z270I w/TPM EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Black Edition CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SAMSUNG 960 PRO M.2 512GB NVMe  SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 1TB NVMe ASUS External 12X Blu-Ray Writer Corsair H100i GTX 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Professional Samsung - S34E790C - 34" 21:9 Curved Screen CODE 87 - Cherry MX Green CORSAIR SF600 - 600W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Caselabs - Bullet BH2 RAZER DeathAdder Chroma Glorious PC Gaming Race 3XL Mouse Mat - 48X24" Steelseries - Arctis 7 
AudioOther
Bose Companion 2 Series III  CyberPower UPS - PR1500LCDRTXL2U - 1500w 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-7700K ASUS ROG STRIX Z270I w/TPM EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Black Edition CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SAMSUNG 960 PRO M.2 512GB NVMe  SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 1TB NVMe ASUS External 12X Blu-Ray Writer Corsair H100i GTX 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Professional Samsung - S34E790C - 34" 21:9 Curved Screen CODE 87 - Cherry MX Green CORSAIR SF600 - 600W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Caselabs - Bullet BH2 RAZER DeathAdder Chroma Glorious PC Gaming Race 3XL Mouse Mat - 48X24" Steelseries - Arctis 7 
AudioOther
Bose Companion 2 Series III  CyberPower UPS - PR1500LCDRTXL2U - 1500w 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 21
Well if you find a multi-rail PSU with the 24 pin, the 8 pin and all the PCIe connectors on one rail and the sata and molex connectors on the other rail than the guy who made it must have been high back then. Most of the time they put all these power hungry thing on different rails...
My Gaming Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4,5GHz - 1.296 volts MSI P67A-GD55 Asus Strix Geforce GTX 970 4GB Mushkin Enhanced Silverline Stiletto 2x4GB 1333... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Toshiba HDKPC08 3TB Samsung 840 Evo 120GB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair Hydro Series H60 Windows 8.1 Professional x64 BenQ G2420HD 24" 1920x1080 IBM Model M2 French Canadian Layout '93 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Mushkin Enhanced Joule 1000W Modular Antec DF-35 (Modded) Razer Deathadder 3500 DPI Mionix Sargas 900 
  hide details  
Reply
My Gaming Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4,5GHz - 1.296 volts MSI P67A-GD55 Asus Strix Geforce GTX 970 4GB Mushkin Enhanced Silverline Stiletto 2x4GB 1333... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Toshiba HDKPC08 3TB Samsung 840 Evo 120GB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair Hydro Series H60 Windows 8.1 Professional x64 BenQ G2420HD 24" 1920x1080 IBM Model M2 French Canadian Layout '93 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Mushkin Enhanced Joule 1000W Modular Antec DF-35 (Modded) Razer Deathadder 3500 DPI Mionix Sargas 900 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Power Supplies
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Power Supplies › Will this tiny PSU power this low-end rig?