Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 17

Thread: Share 2+ Computers on same PSU

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    USA baby!
    Posts
    224
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Share 2+ Computers on same PSU

    I want to buy a few Commell LV-670's and share them on a big PSU, W550+ or an industrial size PSU. I wanted to know is there any place that sells a splitter, that I can connect about 5 of these together?
    Shuttle SB61G2 - P4 3.2ghz - GeForce FX 5950 - 512mb Corsair XMS Pc3700 - WD Raptor 36.7GB 10KRPM SATA - WD Raptor 74GB 10KRPM SATA - DVD/CDRW Combo Drive - External DVD-RW Drive - Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 GMX - Stealthed DVD

  2. #2
    By-Tor with sticks spikegifted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    still behind the paddles
    Posts
    920
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Sharing a PSU with multiple rigs is not something I'd recommend...
    Caution: Cape does not enable user to fly. - Batman costume warning label (Rolfe, John & Troob, Peter, Monkey Business (Swinging Through the Wall Street Jungle), 2000)

  3. #3
    HEXUS.social member Agent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Internet
    Posts
    19,159
    Thanks
    733
    Thanked
    1,605 times in 1,044 posts
    The PSU wouldnt be designed in mind to take that much current from it, you'd be seriously risking your PSU, and PC's it was attached to.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

  4. #4
    Paranoid??? Who Me???
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    127.0.0.1
    Posts
    631
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    there were a few guys on the overclockers.com site running huuuge seti rigs, and sharing psu's...but they were just running 2 bare bones setups per psu... i.e mobo, proccy, mem, hsf and network card... they were running network boot up, so no need for hdd or cd rom... and as they were running caseless there was no problem with extra case fans or such...
    they seemed to run these ok... but i wouldnt like to put my faith in any of the psu's on the market at the mo in running more than one complete pc..

    just my £0.02 work.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    USA baby!
    Posts
    224
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Aye Kaillum, you know my plan. I'm trying to setup a clusterpc in a 4U Chassis. That way I can setup about 8 of these commel's with a 2.4ghz P4 chip in each, 512mb ram each if not 1GB, and yes like you said network boot a hard drive. My buisness partner just drew up some plans a few days ago but the PSU was the problem I'd go with a more industrial PSU but I dont want to spend more than $400 USD for it.
    Shuttle SB61G2 - P4 3.2ghz - GeForce FX 5950 - 512mb Corsair XMS Pc3700 - WD Raptor 36.7GB 10KRPM SATA - WD Raptor 74GB 10KRPM SATA - DVD/CDRW Combo Drive - External DVD-RW Drive - Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 GMX - Stealthed DVD

  6. #6
    You are feeling sleepy... acidrainy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    1,518
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts
    Originally posted by royce
    I'd go with a more industrial PSU but I dont want to spend more than $400 USD for it.
    Damn.... sounds like you have got some money to spend!

    What you planing to use this rig for ?

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    USA baby!
    Posts
    224
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Game Server Hosting for my buisness.
    Shuttle SB61G2 - P4 3.2ghz - GeForce FX 5950 - 512mb Corsair XMS Pc3700 - WD Raptor 36.7GB 10KRPM SATA - WD Raptor 74GB 10KRPM SATA - DVD/CDRW Combo Drive - External DVD-RW Drive - Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 GMX - Stealthed DVD

  8. #8
    Paranoid??? Who Me???
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    127.0.0.1
    Posts
    631
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    Originally posted by royce
    Aye Kaillum, you know my plan.
    i've dug out a link to the overclockers.com forums how to here.. it only shows how to connect 1 psu to 2 mobos, but its a starts...
    hth..

  9. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Wouldnt it be cheaper easier and simpler just to get a few psu's?? say 250-300w ones

  10. #10
    You are feeling sleepy... acidrainy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    1,518
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts
    Originally posted by xlr8
    Wouldnt it be cheaper easier and simpler just to get a few psu's?? say 250-300w ones
    Gah, where's your sense of adventure man?

    This way will be cheaper in both setup and running costs... not entirly sure if thats the sole reason for doing this though....

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    USA baby!
    Posts
    224
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    The whole reason in doing it is to fit all of this in a 4U, have it colocated at a datacenter. I think its alot cheaper than buying a ClusterPC already built around 4k with only 3pcs inside.
    Shuttle SB61G2 - P4 3.2ghz - GeForce FX 5950 - 512mb Corsair XMS Pc3700 - WD Raptor 36.7GB 10KRPM SATA - WD Raptor 74GB 10KRPM SATA - DVD/CDRW Combo Drive - External DVD-RW Drive - Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 GMX - Stealthed DVD

  12. #12
    You are feeling sleepy... acidrainy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    1,518
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts
    Originally posted by royce
    The whole reason in doing it is to fit all of this in a 4U, have it colocated at a datacenter. I think its alot cheaper than buying a ClusterPC already built around 4k with only 3pcs inside.
    Ahhh, cool
    So is it 5 PC's you cramming into the 4U box?
    Thats gonna be one hell of a server

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    USA baby!
    Posts
    224
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Yup Yup. My friend is getting some CAD designs written up. I might start this project in 2 months or so, I just need a lot of research.
    Shuttle SB61G2 - P4 3.2ghz - GeForce FX 5950 - 512mb Corsair XMS Pc3700 - WD Raptor 36.7GB 10KRPM SATA - WD Raptor 74GB 10KRPM SATA - DVD/CDRW Combo Drive - External DVD-RW Drive - Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 GMX - Stealthed DVD

  14. #14
    Ive got 10/40w for blood... THCi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Somewhere, sometime, dunno why though.
    Posts
    512
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Originally posted by royce
    Game Server Hosting for my buisness.


    If you are going to be garanting 99% uptime, or something similar. I would use ONE PSU per Mobo. Simple as, or your uptime figures arnt gonna last very long!

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    217
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    This is far to complicated for simpletons like me...gl with it tho

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    USA baby!
    Posts
    224
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Hmmm...theres no way I could fit 5 1U PSU's in the thing..
    Shuttle SB61G2 - P4 3.2ghz - GeForce FX 5950 - 512mb Corsair XMS Pc3700 - WD Raptor 36.7GB 10KRPM SATA - WD Raptor 74GB 10KRPM SATA - DVD/CDRW Combo Drive - External DVD-RW Drive - Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 GMX - Stealthed DVD

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •