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I think you need to connect the green and a black wire on the 24 pin, though i'm not sure.

okay I maybe to try it later today, thinking of buying a Chieftec Nitro Series BPS-1200 1200W PSU
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In most cases it isn't worth it to run two power supplies. It adds another point of failure and then you have the heat/fan noise being produced. It's like a RAID 0 array...you double your chances of something going wrong. And a PSU is not something to mess with. I think at best you should consider it a temporary solution.
There are things called redundant power supplies, usually used for servers. Its basically two power supplies in one casing. You plug it in, power goes either to both units or one at a time until something fails, and when that happens, you can swap out the bad one while running off of the remaining unit. This allows for uninterrupted service, which is why they're popular with servers. Generally they aren't necessary for home use but I kind of want one just for kicks. tongue.gif
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okay I maybe to try it later today, thinking of buying a Chieftec Nitro Series BPS-1200 1200W PSU

BADDDD PSU for 1, and second you absolutly do not need a kilowatt PSU, even I dont need a Kilowatt PSU (i almost do though) you system will sit perfectly square on that Corsair 550W PSU, and although it is possible to use 1 PSU in 1 system, it is only reserved for extreme cases where machines will pull excess of 1500W, which is Quadfire GTX 580's with a 5GHz Core i7 3960X on LN2, and 96GB of DDR3 2400Mhz RAM, and like an LSI RAID controller for 10 SAS drives, and BTW in your first post, you spelled "Graphics card" wrong. tongue.gif

notice my system draws considerably more power than yours, running 3 200W GPU's a 4.2GHz intel core i7, and ... just a load of other unessential stuff like uber fans, and lights and all the other WACK you can possible throw in to make a system look gangsta short of water cooling, Recommended PSU wattage? 750W BONIC and folding? 900W, and that 1000W psu u wanted to buy up their? nothing more than a rebadged POS, not worth buying
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I ran 2 PSUs for several years. No issues at all. I just spliced a couple wires together and it was good to go.
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