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Home Server PSU

Last response: in Components
May 1, 2012 3:21:14 PM


I currently have a home server running on a 60W PSU that came with the case.

I will be upgrading my motherboard soon and buying a few more HDDs.

Would a 60W PSU be ok for a motherboard that draws around 30w, has 2 sticks of DDR3 RAM, a DVD-RW drive and has 3-5 HDDs.

Many thanks

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a c 111 ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
May 1, 2012 3:27:46 PM

Look for at least a 200w server psu. Low power can damage components, and it seems like your server right now is drawing 60W!
May 1, 2012 3:36:45 PM

Ok, so what do RAM stick draw?
What do small fans draw?
What do optical drive draw?
What do hard drive draw?

This might help me calculate it :) 
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a c 111 ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
May 1, 2012 3:46:27 PM

Ram, well I can't really calculate that for you :/ 

Fans, draw roughly 0.1w-2w
Optical drives 3-5w
HDD 4-7w
May 1, 2012 3:55:22 PM

So assuming my motherboard does draw 30W, and after a google I think the RAM will draw 4Ws. The optical say is 5W and say the HDD that I have currently is 5W then total thats around 44W! Bargin. What I might do it buy a HDD enclosure for the other HDDs, so they will be powered independantly :)