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I have better luck than most, so all i want to know is if it theoretically will work?
Not really.

You'd need a few dozen fans running at +5V (if they even run at that voltage) to generate enough load to stabilize the crossloaded PSU. And it's still going to perform like crap and probably cause cumulative, if not immediate, damage.

Sell your damn 5850, you obviously can't take care of it or use it properly and should never have bought it.
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Sell your damn 5850, you obviously can't take care of it or use it properly and should never have bought it.
This, to an extent.

I'd rather spend £50 on a decent PSU, than risk using a cheaper one, using 2 as a permanent, or even temporary, solution, is silly, and could potentially damage your card and/or system.

If you have a £200 Graphics card, you should be prepared, and have the brains, to spend a at least a 4th of it's value on a singular, reliable power supply for it.
    
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This, to an extent.

I'd rather spend £50 on a decent PSU, than risk using a cheaper one, using 2 as a permanent, or even temporary, solution, is silly, and could potentially damage your card and/or system.

If you have a £200 Graphics card, you should be prepared, and have the brains, to spend a at least a 4th of it's value on a singular, reliable power supply for it.
Yeah, worst part is he already has a junky raidmax. if one can't properly power a machine, they shouldn't stick high end parts in it.
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Dude, if you can't afford/justify buying a proper PSU to power your rig, then sell the 5850 and get a 5770 or something.

Why bother jerry-rigging two pieces of crap together just to get one card to work.

And whether you have better luck than others or not remains debatable, but the reality still applies - two pieces of crap are not going to give any good results, and if it doesn't destroy your rig now, it's happening in the near future.
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Dude, if you can't afford/justify buying a proper PSU to power your rig, then sell the 5850 and get a 5770 or something.

Why bother jerry-rigging two pieces of crap together just to get one card to work.

And whether you have better luck than others or not remains debatable, but the reality still applies - two pieces of crap are not going to give any good results, and if it doesn't destroy your rig now, it's happening in the near future.
Yup, volvo we've all said this multiple times but he doesn't get it, I i say let him run it this way. Let him kill his computer and not have anything including a fried 5850. maybe then he'll understand.
BECAUSE YOU (Smoblikat) CAN'T SEEM TO GET IT
Edited by Eagle1337 - 1/14/11 at 4:19pm
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If you put two piles of crap together, it doesn't make one good one.

You'll just have a pile of crap that is twice the size of the original.
    
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If you end up getting a crappy PSU, then chances are that if it does fry, then not only will you be out the money you spent on the psu, but possibly major components to your rig. Even worse, not be able to use your rig.You can spend a little more now or pay twice or even more.
The cheapest and slightly better solution would be to get a cheap 5.25 inch psu, but it in all honest those should only be used as a temporary solution if at all.

TL;DR: You're better off getting a bigger psu. Its more likely than not that you will need it in the future, anyways.
Edited by dude120 - 1/14/11 at 4:23pm
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post #28 of 41
dude120 he was told this in his last thread multiple times and he didn't take our word, I say let him fry that 5850 of his.
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OP listen to these ppl!! lol. just go out and but a proper 450/550w psu and be done. i had a generic infiniti psu for a few weeks and all it had to run was a x2 PHII at 4ghz same mobo and hdd and onboard graphics. any time i did anything with the cpu and onboard graphics it would fail. and im pretty sure the quality was better than the one you think you want. so i would get even my crappy psu over having 2 even crappier ones
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Yup, volvo we've all said this multiple times but he doesn't get it, I i say let him run it this way. Let him kill his computer and not have anything including a fried 5850. maybe then he'll understand.
BECAUSE YOU (Smoblikat) CAN'T SEEM TO GET IT
Why do I have a feeling that I've said the exact same things not so long ago, to someone?

It could be him or someone else, but some guy was trying to power a certain card with two pieces of junk, the second piece being a Diablotek PHD-550.
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