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Ian Yeoh Mar 01, 2006, 10:44pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 01, 2006, 11:09pm EST

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Hey guys,

Sorry I asked before but I like to confirm. Is the original CoolerMaster Stacker the only case that provides space for 2 power supplies? Lian Lis have the space but no damn brackets. I am building a file server, so the case need not look pretty (hidden away). But I need to use two of my smaller power supplies (550 watt Antec and 550W CoolMax crap, both "SLI" and "36 Amps" yeah right) instead of springing $500 for a new power supply. Are there any other alternatives to the Coolermaster Stacker? I'm talking about the original one. Frankly, I don't like the new 830 model, but its smaller and it can't hold 2 power supplies anyway.


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Reason   Mar 01, 2006, 11:45pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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can't answer your question, but an alternative would be to make your own brackets. i don't know what they are called, but car stereos are held in with long strips of metal with holes at regular intervals. it should be easy to make a couple of U-brackets that would support a PSU if you had a couple of those.

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G. G. Mar 01, 2006, 11:57pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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hey.... you'll be running a AMD cpu .... so it really doent matter... any case will fit two psu just because you have a AMD..... thats all that matters.

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Mark Mar 02, 2006, 12:00am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Didn't Supreet have a similiar sickness a while ago?!?!? Hey G.G. go play some games for a while.......oh yea I forgot you got an intel........ ;)

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G. G. Mar 02, 2006, 12:02am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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yeah... i know.... isnt that a shame..... too bad that it runs along with an AMD 3700+ just fine but for some reason with no basis that it considered inferior.....

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Reason   Mar 02, 2006, 12:06am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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holy thread hijack, batman!!

what did i miss?

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G. G. Mar 02, 2006, 12:24am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Cases With Two Power Supplies
Ian,

stick with the original stacker (not the 810 cant seem to confirm if it can or cannot support two psu)

http://www.atruereview.com/cm_stacker/index.php

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Ian Yeoh Mar 02, 2006, 10:52am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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So far, I have only found two cases that support two power supplies, and also include the dual power up adapters. The original Coolermaster Stacker and the 3R Ware (which is not sold in the US). Like I said, I don't like the new Stacker 810 and 830. Nobody makes aluminum cases like Lian Li, except for maybe Silverstone, but probably not. The Lian Lis do have space for the 2nd power supply, but then there needs to be dremel work, and I'm not taking a dremel to a $320+ case. Again, this is for a file server for a bunch of disparate hard drives. It doesn't need to be pretty, but I think the original Stacker has a certain amount of machoistic "coolness" to it.

Supreet Virdi Mar 02, 2006, 11:40am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 02, 2006, 11:46am EST

 
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Ian, are you going to perform Dual Power Supply Mod?, I really wouldn't suggest that, its quite complicated job, you'll have to connect one Power Supply wires into other Power Supply, and both Power Supplies should be initiated at same time, or else you'd end up with fried Mobo, CPU etc..

I truly wouldn't suggest you, unless you have extremely good knowledge in Electronics (I am not aware of). Dual Power Supply Mod is quite dificult. I mean Volt mod is much easier job ... lol :)


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Ian Yeoh Mar 02, 2006, 11:46am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Supreet,

Actually, the beauty of the original "ugly" Coolermaster Stacker is that it 100% supports dual power supplies. It comes with the correct cable to power up two power supplies. This wire doesn't seem to be sold anywhere in the US. So, there are absolutely no mods needed. Like I said, 3R Ware (Korea) has an equally appealling case that contains the same adapter, but its sold in HK and the rest of Asia only, and not in the US. That is the appeal of the original Stacker.

Plus, there is one more great consideration. I don't have to pay outrageous shipping fees ($50 to $75). Its available smack at the CompUSA store close to my home. Throw it into the car and I'm all set. Of course, I will still need to mail order accessories like the 4-in-3 adapters and the crossflow fan (I don't think its necessary) and I may come off at an all-in price under $220. For my Lian Li, it started off at $285.. plus shipping, plus nonsense.. and it was ouchy expensive lol.

Supreet Virdi Mar 02, 2006, 11:54am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Oh, ok...I also love that Cooler Master Stacker case...great case :)

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mike sg Mar 06, 2006, 08:14pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 06, 2006, 08:14pm EST

 
>> Re: Cases With Two Power Supplies
Since when did a 550 watt powersupply become insufficient for a file server? I've been running a 230 watt power supply in a 1ghz pentium III with 768mb ram..(upgraded over the years) for nine years now, and I am running a fileserver, webserver, mailserver, gateway, firewall, router all in the same machine. I fail to see where those two power supplies are insufficient, or SMALL for that matter.

You going to be daisy chaining 50 scsi drives?

G. G. Mar 07, 2006, 01:11am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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lan,

gotta question..... when you are looking for a case that can hold two psu's...... is it for psu redundancy ????? if that is the case (pun intended).... why not one of them psu that is actually two psu in one like this one - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104159

the only problem that I may see with this type of psu would be fitment (you might have to mod it into the case) or if the power molex connector is pin'd out differently than a ATX power connector.

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G. G. Mar 07, 2006, 01:27am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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how about these cases -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811112067 (but only holds 6 - 3.5 internals)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811163057 (but only holds 6 - 3.5 internals)

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SuPeR Xp Mar 07, 2006, 02:13am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Nice one G.G

I didn't know that a motherboard can support 2 power supplies ??

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Ian Yeoh Mar 07, 2006, 06:22am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Cases With Two Power Supplies
Man... I already got the Stacker. Its cabale of holding 14 drives, so its good. The Stacker comes with a unique cable adapter.. can't buy it anywhere.. it connects two power supplies to a single 24 pin ATX and powers both on with the push of the case switch.

550 watts (my Antec) is barely sufficient to support 8 drives plus system. I don't use a Pentium 3 ! When I see power come on for 3 seconds and go off, its a clear signal that there's insufficient amps, and that Antec is supposed to put out 36 amps across two rails.

The alternative was to buy another Lian Li and another 1kW. Lian Li = $330 including shipping. 1kW = $530 including shipping. Stacker = $185 picked up at CompUSA.

Dublin_Gunner Mar 07, 2006, 06:34am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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http://www.burningissues.net/how_to/power/psu.htm


Sort of on topic, thats how you connect two PSUs together, not very difficult at all really

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Ian Yeoh Mar 07, 2006, 09:23am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 07, 2006, 09:24am EST

 
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Hahahha... my wife would think I just joined Hamas and I'm building my bomb belt lol.

"Son.. what's that in your backpack?" "... err.. Its an adapter to power up two ATX power supplies for my motherboard because my 12 volts rails don't have enough amperage... you see.. all you do is connect pin 14 green wire with green wire and pin 15 ground wire with ground wire and then you bridge these terminals here... " {cop calls bomb squad and swat team} lol Allahu Akhbar! :)

That's the beauty of the Stacker. The wire is included and the connections are idiot proof.

Dublin_Gunner Mar 07, 2006, 09:59am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Well, if you ever lose it, you now know how to become a terrorist PSU modder.

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BrinNutz May 23, 2006, 09:36am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Ian, how do you like that Stacker you bought? can you post which particular model also? I am thinking of buying this on, because of the rebate...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811119042

Please let me know how you like it. I need the case for my new H2O setup and am going to run a 2nd PSU for the Opticals and the H2O system, and fans..=)

squire strahan May 23, 2006, 10:43am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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whats wrong with silverstone TJO7?


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