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    Running 2 PSU's in my system

    As above I dont think my PSU is up to powering my heavly overclocked rig so I want to use a shuttle PSU for the Graphics and HDD, whats the easyest way to do this?
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    Buy another PSU.

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    lol, If I had 90 quid I would do mate
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    I run Vapochills with a single power supply. If you think you need two, just buy one good one.
    Some with Vapo systems will run two power supplies using one just for the Vapo and the second just for the rest of the computer, but i`ve never herd of two with just a reg computer.
    Also if yu have an ATI card with a seperate power connecter, make dang sure you use the power supply that`s plugged into the MB with that card as well as I have herd using a diffrent one for the VC frys the card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaul
    Buy another PSU.


    The PSU powers on via the green wire from the ATX connector. You can either link these so when one powers on (well, the one connected to the mobo), the other will to.
    You can buy switchers which do this for you. You basicly just plug both into a PCB and your away, you'll have to search around for one though.
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    i wired up x2 psu just fine a few years back, but they were the same, i wouldent like to risk to different wattage psu running together

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5cupa
    i wired up x2 psu just fine a few years back, but they were the same, i wouldent like to risk to different wattage psu running together
    How come ?
    A PSU will only supply how many watts is needed upto its maximum output, it wont go over because it can.
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    i just wouldent feel comfortable running it with a shuttle psu

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5cupa
    i just wouldent feel comfortable running it with a shuttle psu
    wimp
    if it was q-tec on the other hand....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent
    wimp
    if it was q-tec on the other hand....
    or worse he has a Q-Tec in and add's another one...

    Thats just like adding more uranium/plutonium to an overloading nuclear plant if you ask me

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    I've run dual PSU's before - by running one with a shorted green wire.

    I wouldn't advise powering gfx from a different PSU as it's plugged straight into the motherboard - I have no idea how the power circuitry works on a gfx card so you might get a bit of a problem. I'd say powering drives and fans off the secondary PSU is the better idea.
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    Just get a good new PSU, this is one of the best http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...roductID=82572
    Well, its Custom PCs favorite.
    Its 480 wats btw

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