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Planning 2 systemsoff 1 psu?? possible??

Discussion in 'Modding' started by SenseiOnIce, 11 Jan 2011.

  1. SenseiOnIce

    SenseiOnIce What's a Dremel?

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    Hey guys, for an upcoming mod i have in the planning phase, i wanted to know, is it possible for me to run 2 systems off 1 psu??
    they are both mini-itx boards, one with a 760 and the other with a going to be overclocked i7 2600k sandy bridge. if i split the atx 24-pins, and routed them to a different system, would it still work or would the combined amperege pulldown kill the psu? i already have a plan for doingthe power good signals so dont worry about that! any help would be nice. i am planning on using a 1200 watt cooler master silent pro gold single rail. thanks in advance.

    i actually was reading the reviews for this psu, and its not the best. so i was wondering, are there any other good ones out there that are single rail?? im leaning towards the corsair ax1200or the enermax revolution 1020w. oh and i probably will have a 5870 on the sandy bridge one.
     
  2. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    it's possible but you'll need a splitter for the 24 pin. Which will probably mean making one. whether it'll will still work is any ones guess. I would go for 2 smaller PSU's 500w and put a jumper lead in to fire both rigs off one switch.
     
  3. djzic

    djzic Bokehlicious!

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    Or use a relay switch.
     
  4. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    You mean like this?

    http://tv.hexus.net/show/2011/01/CES_2011_Two_computers_from_one_PSU_That_ll_be_Antec_antics_then
     
  5. Boscoe

    Boscoe Electronics extraordinaire.

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    Why wouldn't it? As long as the PSU is powerful enough you could have a 10000 comps running off it but they will only every be on at the same time.

    It may be nothing but I would be a bit concerned with the power/on switch wire to the PSU with two mother boards. I would probably just send it to one of the boards and just use that one to turn both of them on.
     

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