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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    Estimated Power Supply Unit?

    Hi All,

    We are planning to custom build a server and wanted to know your input on what kind of power supply we need.

    We are thinking a 650W might be sufficient but we wanted to know your input.

    Here are the specs:

    12 SATAII Western Digital HDDs
    8GB RAM
    1 Intel Core Duo CPU
    1 Highpoint Raid 5 Card
    1 Gigabyte Motherboard
    1 256MB Video Card
    1 Extra Network Card


  2. #2
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    Sep 2004
    Flint, Michigan
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  3. #3
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    Jul 2005
    Los Angeles, California
    What kind of case would this be? What kind of cooling system are you also using for your case? From the looks of it you should be able to do fine with a 650W power supply but it might be better to upgrade just to be on the safe side.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    New York, NY
    Quote Originally Posted by zynfella View Post
    We are thinking a 650W might be sufficient but we wanted to know your input.
    650W is more than enough. That's a lot of power for a single server.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Thanks for the response.

    We are using a 4U case with 2 (80mm) rear fans.
    The PSU itself has its own fan.
    The HDDs are on backplanes with its own set of fans as well.

    It seems that we should be fine with that 650W PSU.

    Thanks again.

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