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Master/slave relationship in power supply output cables?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Stiltzkin, Sep 16, 2003.

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  1. Stiltzkin

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    I noticed that it looks like my power supply has two plugs for each cable. Is this some sort of master/slave relationship, like in IDE and other ribbon cables? If so, does it matter what I plug in where? I really don't understand the workings of master/slave relationships. I am looking at a Dell Dimension 4300 power supply, but I am about to build a new system from scratch, so I want to know what I'm doing before I buy my own power supply. (As a side note, it would be nice if anyone could recommend a good, high performance, quiet power supply, around 400 watts). Thanks for any help!
     
  2. brianF

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    No there is no master slave relationship involving power supplys, several reason's could be given for only having two per line, wattage rating of wire, voltage drop, etc.

    I personally like antec true power supplies, the link goes to a 430 watt, they also have a 380 watt
    http://www.antec-inc.com/pro_details_powerSupply.php?ProdID=20430
     
  3. suesman

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    Another vote for Antec. :D
     
  4. Stiltzkin

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    Alright, makes sense. Thanks!
     
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