[rescue] x86 power question

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Thu Nov 16 09:36:01 CST 2006

>From: Chad McAuley <chizad at gmail.com>
>Date: 2006/11/15 Wed AM 11:13:27 CST
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] x86 power question

>On 11/14/06, Peter Corlett <abuse at cabal.org.uk> wrote:
>> That's scandalous. I'm trying to reduce the power consumption of my
>> computer
>> kit, not add to it.
>> How can a plain home PC possibly justify 1kW?
>Well, anything that's truely going to be pushing 1kW  wouldn't be what I'd
>a "plain" home PC.  A gaming rig with a SLI setup (2x300W) plus all the rest
>the parts I'm sure could come close to 1kW under load.  Not that it makes it
>less ridiculous, but I can certainly see it happening.
>Personally, I'm not sure which I find more preposterous: that there's cards
>out that require that much power, or that the other option being proposed
>instead of
>having one monster PSU is having a secondary PSU *jsut for your video card*
>occupies a 5.25" bay.

My CycleQuad has a "second" power supply with it's own power cable - both need to be powered for the unit to run, and they provide ZERO redundancy - I guess two off-the-shelf power supplies made mode sense than one big, honkin' PS that had to be custom-made...


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