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December 30, 2011 3:36:30 AM

Hello,

I just changed out my PSU for a new one because my other one died on me, and this time its Modular.

I have a kinda strange question... So I've only inserted 2 of the cords into the back of the supply.. the one for the main power to the mobo and another one with lots of inputs on it. Anyway, I've found that I've been able to fit almost everything on that one cord... HDDs, DVD drives, fan lights etc...

Is it bad that I'm doing that? Should I try to use more inputs on the power supply? Since everythings connected, can I just keep plugging different cords into the inputs and other things inputs on that one cord...?

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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
December 30, 2011 3:47:16 AM

yes thats exactly what you can do
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December 30, 2011 3:54:51 AM

i know it works but it seems like that could create a problem in the future
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
December 30, 2011 3:59:29 AM

Unlikely . The total draw from a hard drive is about 10 watts ,so even when you add in all the other devices the total draw on that rail will be 3 , maybe 4 , AMPs .

A fraction of what is available .
If its tidy its safe to use it , and this is exactly the advantage of modular psu's
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