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June 4, 2008 6:39:07 AM

Hello all,

I have just finished installing all the parts to my Skulltrail workstation. I came across a slight problem with the power source. The Intel diagram shows that i need to install two 12 V (2 x 4) connectors. My PSU only comes with 1, so do I need to purchase a PSU with two connectors or is 1 enough ? If its the latter which side do I install the connector to ?

Complete setup for $ 2250.46 (with shipping)


(2) ZALMAN 9500A 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler $97.98

Intel BOXD5400XS Dual LGA 771 Skulltrail D5400XS $659.99

(2) Intel Xeon E5410 Harpertown 2.33GHz LGA 771 80W Quad-Core $549.98

PNY Quadro FX1500 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 (EBAY) $206.00

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s $119.98

Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 FB-DIMM DDR2 667 $179.99

Rosewill RX950-D-B ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91 950W Power Supply $149.99

Pioneer 20X DVD±R DVD Burner $29.99

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound $5.99

Will be using thisworkstation for Architectural 3D renderings

any suggestions for this build is greatly appreciated

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June 4, 2008 7:14:23 AM

You will need 2 x 4pin 12v leads from the PSU, one for each processor. Just get a Molex to 4 pin 12V adapter like this for the second CPU. Newegg and Fry's electronics carrys them.

Actually, this molex to 8 pin 12v adapter may be better for your system. The above mention 4 pin will work, but maybe this is what you need. Newegg should carry them.
June 4, 2008 7:37:25 AM

Can i convert a 4 pin ATX +12 V connector to a 8 pin EPS +12 V connector ?
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June 4, 2008 8:14:38 AM

They have adapters for that. I just don't know enough about the electrical load issues to know if it's a good idea or not.
ATX 4-pin to EPS 8-pin

June 4, 2008 8:18:51 AM

Why Skulltrail board? Other workstation builds support pc-e x16 and much more memory then skulltrail? The only thing skulltail has over standard workstation boards is it's overclocking ability and it's crossfire/SLI support.
Just curious as to how you made your decision.
June 4, 2008 11:16:56 AM

not to mention that the quadro card u got is crap not worth near its price. any 100$ gaming card today will run leaps around it.
June 5, 2008 2:40:03 AM

PsyKhiqZero said:
overclocking ability and it's crossfire/SLI support.

is why i chose the Skulltrail mobo