Running Dual Power Supplies
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October 5, 2010, 06:36 PM
Join Date: May 2010
My System Specs
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specs please, the old girl might do fine. close to 400 watts on the 12v is plenty unless you want to run dual fermis(gf100)
asus M4A79XTD EVO
amd x4 635 w/ stock hsf
2x2gb kingston ddr3 1066
5 7200 rpm hds (2 80s in raid 0, 2 500gb, 1 1 tb)
3 x 120mm case fans
1 x 200mm case fan
evga 9800 GT
bfg 8800 gt oc2
usb 2 pci card (occasionally has a bus powered hd plugged in)
seasonic psu in photo above (it's been a workhorse for the last 5 years and 3 rigs)
win 7 ult.
will be getting - 3rd party hsf for OC from 2.9 to ~3.4
2x2gb more ram
3 port pci sata card (just a cheap one)
i *think that covers it*
other "bonus" issues besides not wanting to overtax the psu :
1) the dvd burner and one 500gb hd are IDE, but i can't get the computer to see both - it's an either or proposition - i've tried different cables, MS-SL, and CS.
2) hot swapped sata/usb/ram drives aren't given a drive letter - I have to manually assign in disk management - really annoying
3) firewire doesn't work - i've tried changing the drivers to legacy - nothing recognized.
4) the 8800 gt oc2 can only be used for 2d - it idles at 78 deg C, and goes over 105 in games - and that is with the fan at 100%. should I take it apart and replace the thermal compound?
5) i don't know how I'm supposed to manage cables in this antec 600. bottom mounted psu + 2 *single slot* gpus + ide make it a nightmare. 6 hds + optical + fans make it worse.
My System Specs
Asus M4A79XTD EVO
AMD Athlon II X4 635
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 673MHz (9-9-9-24)
PowerColor AMD Radeon HD 6870
60GB AData SSD WD Green 1 TB 3 x 500gb WDs
3 x emachine 1920x1080 LCDs
Win 7 64 bit
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