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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;14346408 
This is such a bad idea, its not even funny. You need to be supplying your computer with good CLEAN power. Generic PSU's can't do that, as you've already seen from the BSOD's. If you can't afford the $25-40 to buy a good 400w PSU to power your machine, then you really should rethink your priorities.

Generic PSU's are good for modding car equipment into the home though (they don't have much power though, so not so great for amplifiers). They're also great for quick testing of fans and lights and stuff.

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I got the other 400W from the old stuffs, and hooked it up for powering the fans and lights.

The OP said he was using an old extra PSU for fans only to relieve some of the load from his main PSU. He also mentioned this being useful "being in a condition that he was a year back"- presumably meaning he was broke.
    
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SKULLTRAIL said:


The OP said he was using an old extra PSU for fans only to relieve some of the load from his main PSU. He also mentioned this being useful "being in a condition that he was a year back"- presumably meaning he was broke.

He also said that he's using dual generic PSU's. That's a bad, BAD idea.
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Well, this is a mod that I used to have when I had two cheap generic PSUs.
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He also mentioned this being useful "being in a condition that he was a year back"- presumably meaning he was broke.

The one problem with this is that if he can't affort 40-50 to get a decent PSU he definitely wouldn't be able to affort replacing his whole system. Speaking of which - OP you should add your system specs through the UserCP
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;14346588 
He also said that he's using dual generic PSU's. That's a bad, BAD idea.

Running a Real PSU for your hardware and a generic for fans and cooling would be fine. Seems very practical for an ATX Case.
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Originally Posted by Conner;14346601 
Running a Real PSU for your hardware and a generic for fans and cooling would be fine. Seems very practical for an ATX Case.

Although with a decent PSU he wouldn't need the generic garbage PSU
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Running a Real PSU for your hardware and a generic for fans and cooling would be fine. Seems very practical for an ATX Case.

Not really, not when a real PSU is more than capable of running the entire system. Why make an extra point for failure, when there's no need? A $25-40 PSU (Corsair CX430, Antec BP, EA, Neo line) is more than enough to power most rigs with ease (400w or better, depends on the rig).
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Not really, not when a real PSU is more than capable of running the entire system. Why make an extra point for failure, when there's no need? A $25-40 PSU (Corsair CX430, Antec BP, EA, Neo line) is more than enough to power most rigs with ease (400w or better, depends on the rig).

Agreed, we are definitely thinking on the same page.
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Actually I used this a year ago, and now I have a TX650.
    
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Not really, not when a real PSU is more than capable of running the entire system. Why make an extra point for failure, when there's no need? A $25-40 PSU (Corsair CX430, Antec BP, EA, Neo line) is more than enough to power most rigs with ease (400w or better, depends on the rig).

Well saying that you are on the edge of maxing your current. Obviously when you have watts to spare it isn't practical.
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For the sake of discussion, assume you have two capable name brand PSUs (say each is 600w-700w) but neither has enough connectors, or maybe enough juice to run all the components (cpu, multi-video cards, drives, etc) that you want power. Is there any fundemental problem with trying out this mod under those circumstances? Maybe use one for 3-way sli & powering fans and the other unit for cpu & drives, for example?
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