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What would you do with Dell 1000w psu?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Krazy Owl, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Krazy Owl

    Krazy Owl New Member

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    Dell N1000P-00 Power Supply 1000w
    General Features:

    • Aluminum design
    • 90 mm cooling fan
    • Output: 1000 watts
    • One (1) 24-pin ATX connector
    • One (1) 20-pin connector
    • One (1) 4-pin floppy power connector
    • Six (6) Serial ATA power connectors
    • Two (2) 6-pin 6A power connectors
    • Two (2) 6-pin 10A power connectors
    • One (1) 6-pin P14 power connector

    What project would you modify or build with it? It could be anything beyong imgination and not necessarely related to computer world.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I'd sell it actually. :p
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    im gonna make sli or crossfire
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    What kind of question is this lol? It's a power supply. You use it to power things.

    Why would you want to modify a computer PSU when you can buy custom power supplies for all kinds of devices & projects.
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    Why buying when you already got it for free? ;)
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    Huh?

    What is the point of this thread? You asked what random people would do with a psu?

    There is only one thing you can do with a power supply: SUPPLY POWER to things.

    End of story.
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    There is many projects to do with it other than powering a computer. You're not an engineer...trust me! :p ;)
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    transformer.
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    use it for arc welding?
    (1000w translates to 83Amps, so i guess thin sheets can be melted?)
    normal arc welding typically uses 200amps.

    use it in a tank for electroplating/electrolisis/etching.


    making hydrogen from water? and selling it to people?


    im too sleepy to think of other stuff
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    I believe this statement is the main question/topic
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    It's basically a proprietary PSU (I know because I tore down a dead XPS 700) and is pretty much useless unless you rewire it for use in a regular computer. I doubt it is even 80% efficient.
    Crunching for Team TPU More than 25k PPD
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    Heh, it's actually good to see you. For some reason.

    Anyway, don't bother unless you get it for free. Or maybe if you're planning on running something truly massive on 5/12V, but I have no idea what that would be (besides computers obviously).
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    All the more reason just to sell it... though probably won't get very much.

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    I was thinking about wiring it for my computer as supposed and install fans in my bedroom and ligths working on the 12V. Also maybe a docking station to charge my portable dvd player and other stuff at same time using the car adapter.
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    I had one of these PSU that was a Dell in my old Alienware case. Nobody wanted to buy it. Rather than tossing it, I donated it. The thing is a monster anyways.
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    83 amps at 12 volts, yes. To get a nice arc you'd need atleast 17-20 volts, and at 17 volts it would barely deliver 58 amps, for a while until you fry it anyway. For comparison I weld with pipewire at around 6000-7000 watts, @ 23-26 volts
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    You could power a car amplifier with it, but this would only be practical if you already had an amp lying around also.

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