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Old 06-29-2006, 06:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just have a general question about dual power supplies because I just read on these forums that you can't run two power supplies because a power supply must be plugged into the mobo through the 20/24 pin connector in order to power on. If that is true than why have I read about people wanting to put two power supplies in there system or cases like the Silverstone TJ07 (Which I am getting) supporting two power supplies? Is there a way so you can have two power supplies running and only one connected to the mobo? Or does the other power supply that is not connected to the mobo connect to the power supply that is, and then that one is connected to the mobo?

I am just kinda lost, if someone could just inform me that would be great. Thanks.

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Old 06-29-2006, 07:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why are you double posting under different names? Look familar?


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i dont think it was him who posted that, but cant u use the second powersupply for peripherals? like fans.....or uv lights, or LED lights? and the other parts for the stuff that connects to the mobo.
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You can use two power supplies with a simple mod to one of the power supplies.

Basically you need to make one of these:

Read the tutorial. But - you can't just hack away at the wires. You need to do it right and make sure it's neat and done properly.

Then once that's done, you can use that PSU for Fans, lights, Optical Drives... HDD's.. ETC...

The other PSU that is unmodded should be used for CPU, Motherboard, Videocard... ETC...
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Old 06-30-2006, 09:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally posted by curtcheese64
Why are you double posting under different names? Look familar?

That wasn't me, however that is where I got the idea for this post from.

Look I have been here since January and have 46 posts, why would I need to post under a different name?

Sorry if that came across as rude but that person is not me.
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there are switches available to do this as well, take this as an example even though you can't buy from the site.

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Old 06-30-2006, 10:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
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My bad. Sorry if my post came across as offensive, I just don't like it when people post the same question across multiple sections.

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