Originally Posted by Vincent2k6
Thanks now I got it. My test wouldn't work unless I had all 24 drives then I guess.
That case looks amazing. I also use coolermaster but not that case. I didn't know they had 14 drive ones. Which mobo supports that many HDDs?
Do you use modular PSU?
Wow why the hell would one need 1600W? To power Ton'y Stark's arc reactor?
Well if you needed it to double as a small ARC WELDER for body work or perhaps welding together a bicycle or go-cart frame ????
PSU / Arc Welder combo unit.
Honestly I don't know. 1600 watts is just plain stupid. It's not going to make sense so I don't try to make it. I bet that PSU could power 4 complete servers without any trouble.
Yes- the 1000 watt Rosewill Lightning I have in my desktop is modular. They only make the "lightning" in modular. Capstone is the series down that comes both modular and non modular.
I have this one:
They have a $25 PROMO card and a $25 Instant (basically $50 off) right now. $169-$50 = $119. NICE PSU for $119 IMO. The modular on this model is superior to any others I have used before (I've use basically all of them). Very high quality screw on metal tips, full sleeve cables- extra thick gauge wires. You get a big bag of different wires- so you can use exactly what you want
Most builds you won't even use half of the wires provided, but the Modular Design makes it really cool- and highly customized. You can run 2 or 3 GPU cards, or 12 HDD's. You can run IDE power, or SATA power. Whatever you want. Not exactly needed for a server or HTPC though
Handy if you want to RAID0 8 SSD's for your OS drive like JapanDave
He's got that silly desk case though, where the top of the desk is glass and displays your PC parts.
What coolermaster case you have ? I do like my COSMOS II. It's not for everyone (it's HUGE !) but it's the best case I've used (ever) [and I have used a lot ]
It's hard to tell how big it is in pictures. It does not do justice. A pure joy to build inside and modify.
That smaller case is a FULL TOWER ANTEC
and the one in the middle that also looks small is a 10 bay Ultra Tower Thermaltake Armor
. Both look small.
I love the soft touch buttons and build in fan speed control and LED controls on top:
Back on topic,
This is really all you need to power 20 hard drives:
Where's the easy button ???
that was easy