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PSU Idea stupid or smart? Probably Idiocratic.....

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kingknightrider, Nov 5, 2011.

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  1. kingknightrider

    kingknightrider Thread Starter

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    I currently have one PC at the moment but I am buying parts (as I type) for the building of another computer from the ground up (intended as an middle range system- circa mid '09 early '10) for my personal use (my budget is currently streched tighter than I anticipated- 2 components shot up $30 a piece) and then giving my current computer to my family who don't currently have any PC AT ALL (they live in a rural area) when I go to visit them for Christmas vacation.

    It would be easier on the budget if I could order a PSU that I have always had great experience with and one that I actually have two of right now: Logisys 550W 20+4-pin ATX Power Supply w/SATA (black). I currently can get one of these PSU's for under $20 a piece (they have been around a while-1st one I ordered was around $40). That could solve difference in rails,amps and watts by both being the same in the below intended methods.

    Method ONE
    Method TWO

    Before anyone backfires this idea I know what is required to do this and I will not cut the wires (I will follow the advice of the guy in the second video -since I do have a 4 year old busted spare 450 Watt. Though the method is easier seen in the first video).

    I plan for the case to lay down and open 24/7 covered over by screen door mesh; I would set up both PSUs' at what would be considered the top corners of the case and the have the hard drives set on a platform at the pc's base with one PSU set run the graphics card, 3 fans and motherboard. While the other would operate the 4 hard drives (3 SATA,1 IDE), 4 fans, graphic fan card. Using the method above should allow the dual power supplies to act as one [turn on and off as one unit]. In the end the computer will look like an upside down Octopus: the head is the case with the arms being the cable wires and the tips being the fans and hard drives.

    I can then take the spare PSU (older of the two- the newer PSU stays [bought in June '11]) and place the older in the families computer and not the one that I am building.

    Would this be a possible functionality and save around $50 .:confused:
     
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