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Hey guys, I dont know much about psu... but Im just curious before I do it, I have 16 fans, they are 12dc = 3.2w (i saw this on they label) and I also have some lights, now will that be ok to connect all of this to one single rail in the psu?

I have this psu for this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153035


Im not sure if this is a problem or not.

Please help me out.
Thanks.
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post #2 of 9
your talking about 38 watts of fans on a 700 watt power supply. you should be fine I would say.
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post #3 of 9
Yes it will be more than enough. that thing has enough power for Quad SLI.
And 100 fans.. but seriously you must have a loud case.
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Originally Posted by rx7speed View Post
your talking about 38 watts of fans on a 700 watt power supply. you should be fine I would say.
Uff.... Thanks man, what got me thinking is if each rail has it own watts... and that's what was I worried about....

Thanks for the quick reply... and sorry for the noob question...
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post #5 of 9
No that should be fine, each fan is only pulling .26667 amp's...So 16x .26667= 4.267 amps...

I cheat.....Ohms Law Calculator
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post #6 of 9
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Yes it will be more than enough. that thing has enough power for Quad SLI.
And 100 fans.. but seriously you must have a loud case.
"but seriously you must have a loud case"

hehehe thats for the shroud fans lol... I know its gonna be a hell of a noise hehe... but im adding a fan controller to it to try to keep it allquiet when not need.

here is how im connecting it... 4 fans together x 4 sides connected to a fan controller and then to the psu...

I was just worried..

Thanks for all the help...
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post #7 of 9
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No that should be fine, each fan is only pulling .26667 amp's...So 16x .26667= 4.267 amps...

I cheat.....Ohms Law Calculator
=] I'm definitely bookmarking this.... Im always in doubt about psu...

Thanks Ira...
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post #8 of 9
I wouldn't be in doubt of that psu

it'll work with anything you throw at it.
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post #9 of 9
u have 1700 watts to spare and u ask if u can run too many fans... haha didn't see the comma lolz yeah w/ 700 ur pretty much solid.
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