Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community - View Single Post - Multiple Power supply Guide

View Single Post
post #183 of (permalink) Old 05-22-2011, 06:12 AM
Retired Staff
Phaedrus2129's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Chino Hills, CA
Posts: 16,520
Rep: 1730 (Unique: 1138)
Originally Posted by Joey23art View Post
I have an 8 year old 850 watt power supply and a 3 year old 350 watt power supply. I have 2 SATA hdd, and 1 IDE DVD drive. I just purchased a video card that needs 2 6pin PCI Express connectors. (I will use the supplied Molex adapters though)
What would my ideal dual PSU setup be? Which power supply should be the main and what should each power supply power? I only have 2 fans, including the CPU fan.

Neither. Buy a new PSU.

Just because you can do something, doesn't mean it's a good idea. I plan to make some major revisions to this guide to make clear when it's a good idea to dual PSU, and when it will end in tears.

Burning books is like burning bras; after the adrenaline rush of the symbolic moment wears off all you're left with is a pile of ashes and unsupported boobs.
Phaedrus2129 is offline