Need more power Captain!

CreativeOne

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Well I have a 450w power supply and I am going to need another Hard drive. My question is I have no more power cables left! Here is what I got using those cables

3200+ 2.0g O/C' at 2.4
1G DDR ram
PCI-E 5600 Geforce 4
2 133-IDE drives
2 DVD Roms/burners
1 Side fan


I even used a Y cable to connect a female plug from my Case fan to plug in 1 of my CD roms. My question to you is this. Can I run another drive? Id like to have a SATA drive, Do the SATA cables act as a power cable as well? Or will I need to connect power to that too? I can remove my case fan to get the extra plug but I need the cooling as sometimes I run at 41c

Thanks in advance!
Corey

Also. 450 watt PS. too little?
 

the_guru

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Buy another Y-cable.

Id like to have a SATA drive, Do the SATA cables act as a power cable as well?
No, but there are special SATA power connectors. Keep in mind that connecting both a SATA power connector and a regular power connector will damage or destroy the drive!