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BO, you can use mutiple ps's in a system.
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BO, you can use mutiple ps's in a system.
Yes I remember Pio running a set up like that.
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Yes I remember Pio running a set up like that.
N2Gaming, I too remember this but didn't he run into issues? How reliable would running two power supplies be? One would think there would be a higher failure rate if another power supply was introduced...

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N2Gaming, I too remember this but didn't he run into issues? How reliable would running two power supplies be? One would think there would be a higher failure rate if another power supply was introduced...

Good luck

Well in theory you would need to utilize all the voltages of each power supply so that one or the other does not get under-used and over heated. You may run into problems if the capacitors and other parts inside the power supply are not used by the surge of power from all the pc componants. Look at me trying to sound like I know what I'm talking about.
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BO, you can use mutiple ps's in a system.
Yeah, I thought about that. But this antec squeals if it doesnt have a 12v load. Id rather have a good PSU that'll be able to handle everything. Then who knows I might just build yet another rig

I have 3 mobo's 2 cpus' 5 video cards and 4 HDD's. All I would need is a case and a cd/dvd drive. Too bad I cant fold on the 6800's.
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There is a thread on OCN on how to make a PSU into a dedicated PSU for folding. Let me see if I can find it.
     
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I have 3 mobo's 2 cpus' 5 video cards and 4 HDD's. All I would need is a case and a cd/dvd drive. Too bad I cant fold on the 6800's.
BlackOmega, from what you listed above what will be going into this rig?

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Nice thanks blitz. But thats not why I need a new PSU. It turns out that the top heatsink on the GSOs' makes it impossible for them to be on 1 board where the slots are only seperated by 1 pci or pcie1x slot. THey just physically wont fit. Theyre about 10mm too tall.
So Im going to make the CFX board the dedicated folder and run my 4870 on a NF4 ultra board. But the thing is, I dont want to run my 4870 off of the Antec mainly due to the squealing capacitor, which I can directly correlate to the 12v rail as it drops to 11.6v when the GPUs' are under load. And the Antec only has a 4pin mobo connector and for some reason the CFX wont power up with just a 4pin connector, even though it should.

Hmm..... But I suppose the 4870 is under lifetime warranty..... Do you guys think that a 500w PSU would be enough to power my 4870?

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BlackOmega, from what you listed above what will be going into this rig?

Good luck
Well it'll be like this, DFI CFX3200, 2x 9600GSO, 3500+, 1 or 2 gb hyperx, thermalright XP120, and the 40gb IDE HDD I have (as long as its not shot). And this will all live in my Asus vento 3600 case.
Edited by BlackOmega - 4/8/09 at 12:11pm
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I believe the dual-PCIe slot boards did ship with SLI bridges until nVidia complained to DFI. DFI stopped shipping bridges and did a better job of gimping the chipset.
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N2Gaming, I too remember this but didn't he run into issues? How reliable would running two power supplies be? One would think there would be a higher failure rate if another power supply was introduced...

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Yeah, I thought about that. But this antec squeals if it doesnt have a 12v load. Id rather have a good PSU that'll be able to handle everything. Then who knows I might just build yet another rig

I have 3 mobo's 2 cpus' 5 video cards and 4 HDD's. All I would need is a case and a cd/dvd drive. Too bad I cant fold on the 6800's.
I have a few running like this with no issues. I split the load up by connecting one ps to MOBO and vid and the other to Drives and the vid.
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