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Old 11-22-2004, 10:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has any one on TF ever used a redundant power supply or two power supplys in one tower? I was looking around and could not find any full tower cases that are designed for two power supplys.

I am wondering what the best way to go about this is, two power supplys in one case, or a redundant power supply. Is there a reputable brand for redundant psu's. And exactly how do they work?

I havent heard anything at all on TF about dual or redundant psu's.
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Old 11-22-2004, 10:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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One, I don't know of any cases (outside of server mounts) that have space for more than one (1) PSU.

Two, most people just us a battery backup for power problems.

Three, if you buy a good PSU, it will fail gracefully and you just replace it (takes 5 minutes).

Four, for the price you'd pay for 2 PSU's, you could buy 1 good one that you won't have to worry about.
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I was thinking about two psu for the purpose of having one for just the fans and fan controler, like an old 250w i have sitting around, then using my current 400w for everything else.
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Old 11-22-2004, 04:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nah. Not worth it, not practical.

The amount of power your fans are consuming is minimal at best. The better idea is to just get a bigger PSU. If you're really paranoid about it, you can put all your hardware on one power string, and your fans on the other. It's just not really worth it.
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