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    Power question

    Ello all. I have a Corsair HX 620W power supply.

    I seem to have used all the sockets in it... (its modular), but most of the cables only have one device on them. I am wondering if its ok to put two hard disks on the same power lead? They have 2 power sockets on the lead, so it looks like it would be ok, but I just wanted to check.

    Here is my current specs, which I think is just about within range with this PSU.

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    Two 320gig Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 hard disks.
    Two 120mm fans
    Creative Labs SoundBlaster X-Fi music edition

    I think thats about it. So I have two hard disks now, and I want to add a third one, and it will need to go on the same power lead as another hard disk. Is that ok?

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    Yeah, it's more than fine to use molex splitters and the like to power two or more devices off the same line.
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    Thats great Thanks alot aldanjt.

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    ... Is 6 standard 120mm fans alright on one molex ?
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    I don't see why not, I've got 3 120mm fans off one line

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel.phillips View Post
    ... Is 6 standard 120mm fans alright on one molex ?
    That should be fine I think considering I use a molex for my graphics card which I believe consume much more power than the fans, but how come 6 fans
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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel.phillips View Post
    ... Is 6 standard 120mm fans alright on one molex ?
    What case are you using 6 fans in

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    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm View Post
    What case are you using 6 fans in
    He's building a personal hovercraft

    Or a wind-farm in his bedroom, very green (very p.c.)
    Last edited by vinnyT; 23-04-2007 at 02:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyT View Post
    He's building a personal hovercraft
    Or maybe a hair drier case mod

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