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    sorry if i sound like i dunno what i'm talking about. i don't. that's why i'm here to ask you lot. anyway...

    firstly, would it be safe to run a 350W psu (max amps below) with all this lot connected...

    16/40 dvd drive
    52/24/52 cdrw drive
    floppy
    7200rpm maxtor hard drive

    4 80mm fans (two at max .23A, other two around .15A)
    1 120mm fan (max .20A)
    thermaltake volcano 7+

    1 stick of 512mb ram
    2500+
    ATI 9600 Pro

    a smallish neon light

    it's already running everything other than 1 80mm, the 120mm and the cdrw.


    and secondly, there's only a couple of main 4 pin (5v?) connections coming out my psu, dunno if that's normal or not but it looks a bit dodgy with everything else running off of them with through conectors and splitters.
    is it ok to just add as many splitters as i need, if i stick a bit more in one of them's gonna be running the hsf, hard drive, floppy drive (i think the 3 pin's connected to one of the 4 pins), a 120mm fan and an 80mm fan.




    max amps for the psu are...

    Output

    +3.3V = 28A
    +5V = 35A
    +12V = 16A
    +5VSB = 2A
    -5V = 0.3A
    -12V = 0.8A

    MAX 200W for +3.3 and +5 Vdc output combination.
    MAX 330W for +3.3, +5 and +12 Vdc output combination.
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    By the sounds of that PSU ya likely to wind up with probs sometime in the near future.

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    which is why a nice antec 430w psu is next on the shopping list. how long d'u figure this one'd last though?
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    Now they are good PSU and will do well with what ya've currently stated but if ya add more then the 480W version would be a better buy to look at. They have plenty of connectors but be warned that the Fan Only connectors are for case fans that ya want controlled by the PSU itself.

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    yeah i know about the fan only stuff. you got any comments on the cable splitters? is it fine to spit stuff as much as you want, i figure the same amount of power is going through them anyway.
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    No ya can't just keep addin' splitters as ya'll just overload the PSU.

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    :(

    found out who made the thing too. ever heard of deer? :rolleyes:
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    deer - bad news :(
    The 4 pin connectors are both 5v and 12v as well as 2 common/ground wires.
    Your PSU is a bit low on the 12V rail. 16A isnt that much at all.
    I would suggest
    A. Get a new PSU
    B. Add a AT PSU to power your fans/neons etc. But this is only possible in big cases that have room for 2 PSUs.

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