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JoT

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I'm completely new to actually setting up dual systems, but I'm getting ready to set up 2; my question is simply: will I need two PSUs, or will one do well enough on its own?
 

Jon

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Depending on what type they are and what they're going to be used for, one should be fine so long as it's quality and has a good output.

Buy cheap, get cheap.
 
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JoT

JoT

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umm....water cooling, powering 3 CDD/DVD burners, 3 HDDs. 2 cold cathode ray tubes, and the dual AMDs =P

would 500w be sufficient for that, or is it kinda overkill?
 

Henry Rollins II

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The water cooling pump has its own powersuplly, no? That would mean that your cooling system consumes very little power compared to a fan cooled system.

Get a single good one with as many watts as you can afford(at least 400).
 
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JoT

JoT

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didn't think about the pump's own power supply, but now that I do think about it, is there a way I can get it to run from the PSU? (I want to have less cables coming out of the case, not more lol)
 
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JoT

JoT

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$60 price diff =o

could you please provide me with a link? :D
 
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JoT

JoT

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ah, I see, well, it's still less :p
 

Jon

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I have a TTGI Silent Triple-fan 520W in my second dual MPX that has the same specs as the Vantec. It's available for $78 and $10 coupon codes are easy to find for Directron. A very good PSU for $68.

Enermax 550W in my main one and it keeps very stable lines with 6 SCSI drives, 2 opticals and all PCI slots loaded down...not to mention 120mm, 2X92mm and 4X80mm fans going in it. Should be able to grab one of those for around $100-120.
 

lonewolf1983

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i like my Leadman 500w (Jon's died on him recently i belive tho), but im not running a huge power draining system, and it was less than 1/2 the cost of anything else with comparable wattage