7 fans and a 300watt power supply?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by fimchick, Dec 3, 2002.

  1. fimchick

    fimchick Guest

    I have 7 fans, plus my cpu fan, two cd-roms and two harddrives running on my 300watt power supply. Should I be worried/concerned about getting a more powerful PS or is the power sucked by the fans insignificant?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    should be fine.. if you start adding more heavy duty hardware then you might consider upgrading but for now you should be fine...
     
  3. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    300w should be okay. but just so you know, almost all fans have a power rating on them... either in watts or amps. amps x volts (12, in this case) = watts. so if your fan says "0.25A", it's using 3 watts. this way you can add up the power used by all yours fans and get an idea what % of your power is consumed by them.

    but they are all using 12v power... and a power supply can only put out so much power for each voltage. you should check the label on your power supply and see how many amperes of 12 volt power it can put out.
     
  4. zoey

    zoey Guest

    7 Fans, you might just want to put a window air conditioner in there. Just kidding, a little spam.
     
  5. Nick M

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    Zoey I mock you for mocking him. He was 7 fans. I have 12.

    And the PSU should suffice; although I suggest you consider an upgrade to an Antec Truepower PSU; 400 watt or above. You'll never have to worry :)
     
  6. zoey

    zoey Guest

    12 fans now thats "COOL" :cool:
     
  7. Pythro

    Pythro Guest

    Got any wind speed readings for us??
     
  8. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    It makes the floor vibrate :eek:
     
  9. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    can I come sleep on your floor? :D
     
  10. Nick M

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    It's a large room. The subwoofer is right next to the computer; and even though it's 1 am right now; it's still on. Heh both of them :)

    If you're a hobo; wait a few years; ok; you can come. Or get your own fans :)