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Many power-supply makers indulge in the age-old trick of convincing you to buy a PSU that's more powerful and, by extension, too expensive for your needs.



ENERMAX had its INFINITI 720W model running a box that included two Xeon 5130s, a SUPERMICRO X7DA8 motherboard, 2GiB FB DIMMs, a Promise RAID controller and 18 (yes, 18) 250GB hard drives. It's not a typical scenario, granted, but highlights just what an efficient PSU can power.



Similarly, the same PSU, replete with a couple of 6+2 PCIe connectors, powered a rig containing a pair of CrossFired Radeon HD 2900 XTs, 2GiB RAM, an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 CPU and six SATA hard drives. We'd imagine most high-quality 700W PSUs would have no problem, either. Point is, investing in a decent PSU always makes sense and most folk don't need 1000W+ models. Think before you buy.
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=8938

Wow.. that is alot of HDs!! lol
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ive seen ppl with brisbanes and 7600gt. and then a gamexstream

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Daaemn, side note, awesome intel!

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Lol, 18 250GB HDs would be like 100-150 watts. Not all that demanding.
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Lol, 18 250GB HDs would be like 100-150 watts. Not all that demanding.
I wonder if they actually set all the HDs in RAID0? 1GB/s!
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That would like, a reason to keep using HDD's. Kinda scary if you get the point where your hard drives are bottlenecked by your RAM

Are there RAID controllers that can handle 18 drives? I think they filled up the board and then had one or two PCI or PCI-e RAID cards.
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lol!!
raid0 with 18 HDDs would be super fast lol!!
    
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
That would like, a reason to keep using HDD's. Kinda scary if you get the point where your hard drives are bottlenecked by your RAM

Are there RAID controllers that can handle 18 drives? I think they filled up the board and then had one or two PCI or PCI-e RAID cards.
I believe there is a 20 or 24 SATA port card.

Two 24 port cards.... $1200 each.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...34%3A20809
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Wouldn't that be awesome? Raid 0 + 0.... running four 0 arrays in raid 0!
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