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post #11 of 21
65w will not run that system.
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post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by NKrader View Post
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.
You, and the OP, might want to read this.
    
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post #13 of 21
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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...
/facepalm.

yes. but when you plug 2 mobo into 1 24pin cable(those are on one rail
?). you will most likely overload the rail.

what ever. i dont really care i suppose. ive bought more than 1 psu becuase of this issue. and talked to others who have (get new psu that should work, plug it in, "oh crap, doesnt work... whyyyy?").
you guys can be "right" all day. but do you run rigs like this? i do. and have.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Klue22 View Post
You, and the OP, might want to read this.
again. "should work in theory".
go for it. is it worth the money?

i dont care about others wasting money as its not mine.
i just have seen too many people waste money on said theory.
Edited by NKrader - 7/18/11 at 7:24am
     
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post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by Madman340 View Post
I'd recommend something like this. $10 more, but much newer design and better efficiency. That 180W PSU has only 10A of +12v power plus is only 65% efficient.

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.
How about using a bunch of Pico PSUs hooked up to a higher wattage PSU?
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post #15 of 21
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How about using a bunch of Pico PSUs hooked up to a higher wattage PSU?
PicoPSUs are DC-to-DC convertors so you would hook them to single voltage PSU (i.e. Meanwell, power bricks).
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post #16 of 21
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i'd recommend something like this. $10 more, but much newer design and better efficiency. That 180w psu has only 10a of +12v power plus is only 65% efficient.
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post #17 of 21
Come on guys, we aren't discussing if single ray or multi ray is better, the op want to know if that psu is enough and all we are agree in one part: that psu is crap and personally I always buy for future, get a decent and better psu.

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post #18 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post
65w will not run that system.
I don't see where you are getting 65w from...

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 11:17am
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
PicoPSUs are DC-to-DC convertors so you would hook them to single voltage PSU (i.e. Meanwell, power bricks).
But there wouldn't be any problem hooking up just any kind of +12V supply with sufficient wattage (including a normal ATX power supply) to a bunch of PicoPSUs as long as the cables are of sufficient gauge, right? It's about $30 per 90W module, which about should run a dual-core Llano + mobo + HDD + RAM. That may be the most reliable configuration.
post #20 of 21
i would go with this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139026
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