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Old 01-09-14, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Vicey View Post
That's a very good question. This case does support dual and even triple redundant power supplies. There are three main reasons I didn't go that way.

1. The likelihood of the PSU failing is quite small. I ran my old server with a Corsair HX1000 for 4.5 Years and it still worked fine when I just replaced it. I've never experienced a PSU failure in any server I've owned and this is like the 7th one I've built.

2. Getting dual redundant power supplies that are silent is incredibly difficult. This server is in my office and is very quiet, that was intentional.

3. Getting dual redundant power supplies that are rated higher than 80+ Bronze in efficiency is actually very difficult until you get in to the very pricey setups. For example HP sell a 1500 Watt Dual Redundant that is Platinum rated, cost? £450. I got the AX1200i for £210 but I could have also used an AX760i for about £160, also platinum rated. Power efficiency is important for me as the server will be on 24.7.
Ah right, thanks for clearing it up. Always wanted a server like yours but I could never really justify the cost/power draw.
My current server-thing is really pale in comparison.
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