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Power Supply Layout Inquiries?

My question is does it matter how i setup my power supply? regards to using only 2 power cable to support 2 hard drives, DVD-Burner, and Floppy Drive, a hard drive cooler, and 2x120mm case fans, or should be using like 3(or even 4) power cables within the power supply? does it matter how this is layout. i have a Vantec Stealth 420W power supply(comes with liek 5 power cables). cause if i am over working 2 power cables please tell me or even if i'm not Thank You.

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Split'em if you've got'em. . .

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One cable for the HDs, one cable for the flop/optical, one cable for two devices, one cable for two devices, etc. It spreads the draw across the internal power buss inside the supply.

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Split'em if you've got'em?

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Then that means i might all a lot of loose ends on the cables. and that would make alot more wires hanging around is that good?

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Won't hurt a thing. . .

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Just route them from in front of fans.

If you want to clean up the inside, swap out the flat IDE cables for the round ones.

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ok Thank You, 1 More Question

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Thank you replying, just 1 more question, what should my CPU temp be? motherboard temp be? Hard drives?


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Temp. . .

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You'll have to look at the motherboard web site for specifics. But around 50 C for the processor, about the same for the motherboard, and around 30 for the drives.

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Thank You

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Thank You

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Wait 1 more question

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i have a DDR400 512MB OCZ Value Series RAM 2.5-4-4-8 non-Ecc, but by itself right now, but i don't believe it's dual channel ram cause i didn't buy it together with another same one right? ( soo i was planning to buy the EXACT SAME RAM for it and put it in dual channel format. would it work or not, my mother can handle dual channel Ram it does say. but would this work ? or would work but damage my motherboard?

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You have to match the RAM. . .

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Otherwise it won't work, and that ranges from just not showing up to possible damage.

Go here and input your system specs. Crucial will identify what you need. I've used them for years.

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Thank you soo much

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I believe i'll be fine now thank soo much, for helping and and taking your time to reply.

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