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help about a 300w power supply for peltier

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I have an 86 w peltier, it was on a 300w psu. the psu ran the pelt, 2 80mm sunon fans, a cdrw drive, and a 16x dvd drive. on the +12v line it only had 10A. Well I blew it's fuze, (luckily nothing else). (had my computer shut-down if temps got too high) so i saved my p3 700e at 1085mhz. My question is I am thinking of getting an HEC 300w psu that will have 15A on the +12v line. Will that be enough to run all the things listed above? Or should I just power the peltier with it?
(my other psu is a 300w with 12A on the +12v line.) that powers everything else in my computer.
I was real happy with the pelt, the lowest temp it got was -10c but i have a pic of it at -9c. it always stayed at under 10c under extreme full load too.
check it out..
 

Hoot

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I think you would be better off getting a single output voltage switching supply. They have them in amazingly small form factors. I would think a +15V at 20A switcher would do the job and fit in the space you would ordinarily use for a standard PC PSU, or less.
Not certain if they are as competitively priced as PC PSUs since they are sold in much lower volumes.

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grab me some info on those things. I hope they are about the same size of a regular psu, b/c i hacked into my case for the 2nd one
 
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eh i think i'm gonna stay with a standard 300w atx psu, i mean i already have the hole