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    Question 1 1000W PSU or 2 500w's?

    Read a posters thread on another forum that it's cheaper and as efficient to install 2 lesser psu's instead of one larger one. Any opinions on this?

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    Is this a home PC or a work PC? Looking for redundancy? Do you even need 1000 watts?

    Personally I stick with 1 rather than having to rig the 2nd one to start up in some fashion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    Is this a home PC or a work PC? Looking for redundancy? Do you even need 1000 watts?

    Personally I stick with 1 rather than having to rig the 2nd one to start up in some fashion.
    Yeah I agree here.. most cases can only fit 1 so unless your just going to mount it on the outside and run cables in or just lay it on the bottom your going to run into issues not to mention need two jacks for the plugs.

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    Unless you have a real server with dual power supply support you cant do this. It requires a power supply tunneling board.

    Get one power supply.

    Do you need a 1000wt? i have 6 hard drives in one of my servers, and it only has a 500wt PS.

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    get this you wont regret it.

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/484/2
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