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Power supply - Can you daisy chain to power more Sata drives safely???

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Hi there people...

Im completely new at building a pc so excuse the questions!

I have been looking into a 650W Corsair TX650 V2 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply, but it says it can only power up to 8 sata drive. I was hoping to have ten, can you daisy chain the power leads to them or do i need a more powerful psu???

Advice would mean alot ;)
 
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Just spend the money and get something that can support 10 drives.
The way i see it PSU's are a good long term investment if you spend the money now to get something high quality it will likely last you through several builds like my Silverstone has for 5 years.
 
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Just buy some of these for your extra 12V molex plugs

 
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We are talking HDD's here, not GPU's. HDD's use the most power upon spin up. 8 7200rpm HDD's I cant imagine to use more than 160W at spin up. Otherwise, they are around 10W in use.

That said, the 650tx v2 is a single rail PSU so no way would it overload it. :)