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Old 10-28-2004, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 400w Antic ps. My current set up is as follows 2 optical drives, three hard drives, two sata, one ide, a floppy, and many fans. I also have hd coolers on my three drives. My 9800pro also has the 12v plug in. (7 80mm, and a front bay fan controller)

Two of my case fans plug into the mb, four of the case fans plug into the fan controller. The hd coolers are molex.

I am wondering how many more hard drives could I add. I dont have problems right now, but I am wondering if I add another ide hd, will I be reaching the limits of this ps? How much more can I add to my system? Does a sata drive use less/more power than a ide?
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Old 10-28-2004, 12:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pretty much anything with a motor uses 12 volts. So, add up the power that everything uses, like you mobo, the fans, the HDs, ect, and see how that stands against your power supply's maximum rating.
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So hd uses the same amount as an optical drive and a fan?
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