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Is it possible to use two smps in a single Cabinets

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May 10, 2010 2:41:29 PM

i'm currently using an ati 4870 card in my system which as got 500watts smps...................now since i newly bought another ati 4870 card which i'm going to use in crossfire in the same system i'll need a total of 600watts smps which would cost me Rs.4000 extra....................so i was wondering if i could use another 350watts smps which costs me only Rs.1500 for the new card along with the existing 500watts smps for the older card and motherboard in the same system.

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May 10, 2010 2:47:03 PM

i've got enough cabinet space and my side panel is usually open......
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May 10, 2010 2:54:47 PM

It's not impossible.
But it's not a good idea to use a 2nd power supply in a normal PC system. They're just not designed for that type of thing.

You'd be better off using a dedicated graphics power supply that you can mount in a your cabinet like a DVD drive.
Once example is FSP Booster X3
But you might find it less expensive just to buy a replacement power supply.
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