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I have kinda an interesting Tyan board with 8way opteron 875 the main board requires 1x24pin 2x8pin and 1x4pin however there is a second board that plugs into the main board which adds 4 more cpus that requires the same amount of connectors so i need a total of 2x24 and 4x8 and 2x4pin

tyan recommends a 1375w or 1400w or 2x700w but i want to use just 1 psu so i was wondering would it be alright to just use 8pin splitters and a 24pin splitter smile.gif

motherboard is Tyan Thunder K8Qw not sure what the model of the add on board is

and yes i know the board is really old and not very efficient biggrin.gif
Edited by ozlay - 4/11/14 at 9:43am
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Holy crap. What? lol

 

I'm only replying to say, "omg I have no idea". That way, I don't get anyone going, "Wow. I don't know. Ask TwoCables". lol I mean, WOW. That's quite a setup.

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Is this a server you already own? Its kind of diminishing returns on power investment, but still a pretty nice novelty item

Oh and obligatory, I dont know man, ask TwoCables biggrin.gif
    
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Is this a server you already own? Its kind of diminishing returns on power investment, but still a pretty nice novelty item

Oh and obligatory, I dont know man, ask TwoCables biggrin.gif

 

I walked into that one. LOL

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post #5 of 17
Generally the idea is that the extra connectors are on the board so the connectors and wires don't get too hot delivering all that power to that many CPUs and stuff. Using splitters defeats that purpose, but in practice, it could be fine, especially if the PSU's wires are thicker than usual (well, not much luck there, usually) or you're not actually drawing all that much power.

Not recommended, but I'm not going to stop you if you know the risks.

edit: At least see if you can get adapters like molex or PCIe -> 8 pins rather than using splitters for the extra EPS12V plugs because these may be doing most of the heavy lifting of the power delivery to all those CPUs. The issue is then the other 24-pin connector.
Edited by mikeaj - 4/11/14 at 11:03am
post #6 of 17
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looks like a LEPA G Series G1600-MA is the only psu with 2x8 and 1x4 probably go with that unless I can find another psu with 2x8 and 1x4 smile.gif

was looking for a review of the LEPA P1375-MA but cant seem too find any
Edited by ozlay - 4/12/14 at 6:18am
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looks like a LEPA G Series G1600-MA is the only psu with 2x8 and 1x4 probably go with that unless I can find another psu with 2x8 and 1x4 smile.gif

was looking for a review of the LEPA P1375-MA but cant seem too find any

MaxPlatinum is new. 1375W model looks like the same design as the 1700W. Is it even available yet?

Anyway, it's some high-end Enermax design. Should be fine, though to be sure you'd want to see a review. Enermax build quality is always good. Recently, Enermax is kind of lagging behind some others with respect to electrical performance, but I don't really think that's an issue at all for your application.
post #8 of 17
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yeah http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817494023 think ill wait for a review smile.gif

only thing is i hate flat Modular cables frown.gif
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yeah http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817494023 think ill wait for a review smile.gif

Its a rebranded Enermax Platimax so just look at this review
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=307
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Voltage regulation isnt the best but i think it should be fine unless someone can recommend something better?
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