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May 03, 2017, 11:45:45 PM
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What is the best and most power efficient power supply to power 2 cubes (the 300 mh/s version)

I pay.14c kwh so efficiency is always critical / how does everyone have their cubes currently setup (with what PSU and why)

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May 03, 2017, 11:53:38 PM
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What is the best and most power efficient power supply to power 2 cubes (the 300 mh/s version)

I pay.14c kwh so efficiency is always critical / how does everyone have their cubes currently setup (with what PSU and why)

Take Max Wattage x 2 = Max Total Wattage, don't go off the minimums if it says 300 + 10%, then do 330 x2

Find a PSU that will generate enough power that you only utilize 80% of its total power to accommodate your Max Total Wattage

Buy the best priced / most efficient PSU that is Gold/Platinum/Titanium rated.

Remember there is only a 2% difference between each of the above categories so it doesn't always justify an extra $100-$200 for an extra 2% efficiency if you stick around 80% usage on your power.
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May 03, 2017, 11:56:00 PM
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What is the best and most power efficient power supply to power 2 cubes (the 300 mh/s version)

I pay.14c kwh so efficiency is always critical / how does everyone have their cubes currently setup (with what PSU and why)

Take Max Wattage x 2 = Max Total Wattage, don't go off the minimums if it says 300 + 10%, then do 330 x2

Find a PSU that will generate enough power that you only utilize 80% of its total power to accommodate your Max Total Wattage

Buy the best priced / most efficient PSU that is Gold/Platinum/Titanium rated.

Remember there is only a 2% difference between each of the above categories so it doesn't always justify an extra $100-$200 for an extra 2% efficiency if you stick around 80% usage on your power.


With rebate this is a nice PSU especially at $25 USD https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817139201 - thoughts?

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May 04, 2017, 12:06:19 AM
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You don't have much of a load, but it will be on 24/7 for months or years. Gold rated minimum, platinum recommend.


 

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May 04, 2017, 12:06:33 AM
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What is the best and most power efficient power supply to power 2 cubes (the 300 mh/s version)

I pay.14c kwh so efficiency is always critical / how does everyone have their cubes currently setup (with what PSU and why)

Take Max Wattage x 2 = Max Total Wattage, don't go off the minimums if it says 300 + 10%, then do 330 x2

Find a PSU that will generate enough power that you only utilize 80% of its total power to accommodate your Max Total Wattage

Buy the best priced / most efficient PSU that is Gold/Platinum/Titanium rated.

Remember there is only a 2% difference between each of the above categories so it doesn't always justify an extra $100-$200 for an extra 2% efficiency if you stick around 80% usage on your power.


With rebate this is a nice PSU especially at $25 USD https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817139201 - thoughts?

Not bad but I'd look at this - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817151117


                           20% load   50% load   100% load
80 PLUS                       80%     80%           80%
80 PLUS Bronze             82%     85%           82%
80 PLUS Silver              85%     88%           85%
80 PLUS Gold                87%     90%           87%
80 PLUS Platinum          90%     92%           89%
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May 04, 2017, 12:08:21 AM
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What is the best and most power efficient power supply to power 2 cubes (the 300 mh/s version)

I pay.14c kwh so efficiency is always critical / how does everyone have their cubes currently setup (with what PSU and why)

Take Max Wattage x 2 = Max Total Wattage, don't go off the minimums if it says 300 + 10%, then do 330 x2

Find a PSU that will generate enough power that you only utilize 80% of its total power to accommodate your Max Total Wattage

Buy the best priced / most efficient PSU that is Gold/Platinum/Titanium rated.

Remember there is only a 2% difference between each of the above categories so it doesn't always justify an extra $100-$200 for an extra 2% efficiency if you stick around 80% usage on your power.


With rebate this is a nice PSU especially at $25 USD https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817139201 - thoughts?


Not bad but I'd look at this - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817151117


                           20% load   50% load   100% load
80 PLUS                       80%     80%           80%
80 PLUS Bronze             82%     85%           82%
80 PLUS Silver              85%     88%           85%
80 PLUS Gold                87%     90%           87%
80 PLUS Platinum          90%     92%           89%


Scratch that, it won't work, I believe you need 2x PCIE connectors - you need this one - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817151124
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May 04, 2017, 12:12:04 AM
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Bronze rated. Thumbs Down.
You don't have much of a load, but it will be on 24/7 for months or years. Gold rated minimum, platinum recommend.


 

Can you elaborate on why? States 5 year warranty?

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May 04, 2017, 12:13:58 AM
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You don't have much of a load, but it will be on 24/7 for months or years. Gold rated minimum, platinum recommend.


 

Can you elaborate on why? States 5 year warranty?

If you need 2x PCIE connectors, it won't work -- it only has 1.
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May 04, 2017, 12:17:37 AM
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You don't have much of a load, but it will be on 24/7 for months or years. Gold rated minimum, platinum recommend.


 

Can you elaborate on why? States 5 year warranty?

If you need 2x PCIE connectors, it won't work -- it only has 1.
overlooked that T_T

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May 04, 2017, 12:18:45 AM
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What is the best and most power efficient power supply to power 2 cubes (the 300 mh/s version)

I pay.14c kwh so efficiency is always critical / how does everyone have their cubes currently setup (with what PSU and why)

Take Max Wattage x 2 = Max Total Wattage, don't go off the minimums if it says 300 + 10%, then do 330 x2

Find a PSU that will generate enough power that you only utilize 80% of its total power to accommodate your Max Total Wattage

Buy the best priced / most efficient PSU that is Gold/Platinum/Titanium rated.

Remember there is only a 2% difference between each of the above categories so it doesn't always justify an extra $100-$200 for an extra 2% efficiency if you stick around 80% usage on your power.


With rebate this is a nice PSU especially at $25 USD https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817139201 - thoughts?


Not bad but I'd look at this - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817151117


                           20% load   50% load   100% load
80 PLUS                       80%     80%           80%
80 PLUS Bronze             82%     85%           82%
80 PLUS Silver              85%     88%           85%
80 PLUS Gold                87%     90%           87%
80 PLUS Platinum          90%     92%           89%


Scratch that, it won't work, I believe you need 2x PCIE connectors - you need this one - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817151124

So you think this is the best option, or just a good option?

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May 04, 2017, 12:27:07 AM
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My understanding is that the cubes use 90 W so say ~220 Watts w/ 2 units and accounting for deviation --- then a 300w PSU would be the most efficient?

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May 04, 2017, 12:32:42 AM
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You don't have much of a load, but it will be on 24/7 for months or years. Gold rated minimum, platinum recommend.


 

Can you elaborate on why? States 5 year warranty?

If you need 2x PCIE connectors, it won't work -- it only has 1.

Do what I did, get a molex to PCI-e adapter for $2.
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May 04, 2017, 12:39:47 AM
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You don't have much of a load, but it will be on 24/7 for months or years. Gold rated minimum, platinum recommend.


 

Can you elaborate on why? States 5 year warranty?

If you need 2x PCIE connectors, it won't work -- it only has 1.

Do what I did, get a molex to PCI-e adapter for $2.

Can you post a picture of your setup?

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May 04, 2017, 12:48:56 AM
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You don't have much of a load, but it will be on 24/7 for months or years. Gold rated minimum, platinum recommend.


 

Can you elaborate on why? States 5 year warranty?

If you need 2x PCIE connectors, it won't work -- it only has 1.

Do what I did, get a molex to PCI-e adapter for $2.

Can you post a picture of your setup?

Sure when I get home. It's just in my home office so a little ghetto set up
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May 04, 2017, 12:54:07 AM
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You don't have much of a load, but it will be on 24/7 for months or years. Gold rated minimum, platinum recommend.


 

Can you elaborate on why? States 5 year warranty?

If you need 2x PCIE connectors, it won't work -- it only has 1.

Do what I did, get a molex to PCI-e adapter for $2.

Can you post a picture of your setup?

Sure when I get home. It's just in my home office so a little ghetto set up
hey no judgement here haha

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May 04, 2017, 03:08:29 AM
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Why not get the DPS1200 server PSU and a breakout board and call it a day?

You can find more info here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=940317.0

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May 04, 2017, 06:52:32 PM
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Why not get the DPS1200 server PSU and a breakout board and call it a day?

You can find more info here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=940317.0
Are you running that and what does your setup consist of?

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May 05, 2017, 12:50:38 AM
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Why not get the DPS1200 server PSU and a breakout board and call it a day?

You can find more info here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=940317.0
Are you running that and what does your setup consist of?

They say they are shipping my order next week, so i'll create a review thread when it arrives i suppose.

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May 05, 2017, 01:54:56 AM
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You're welcome:
http://www.parallelminer.com/product/hp-750-watt-power-supply-kit-for-gpu-mining-platinum-94-zec-dash-eth/

94% efficiency and super low price. And they accept cryptos.
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May 05, 2017, 05:45:19 AM
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You don't have much of a load, but it will be on 24/7 for months or years. Gold rated minimum, platinum recommend.


 

Can you elaborate on why? States 5 year warranty?

It looks like you already received some good recommendations, but here are the specs on the PSU you are looking at.

https://plugloadsolutions.com/psu_reports/CORSAIR_RPS0063%20(CP-9020120)(CX450)_450W_ECOS%204818_Report.pdf

A bronze rated psu is at the low end of the 80% efficiency certification. It would be fine for a home computer that runs 3 to 6 hours a day without much of a load.

We are running mining equipment at full throttle 24/7 for months or even years at a time.  This would be considered enterprise duty.
The difference between you input wattage and output wattage goes to heat generation. SO the higher efficiency the smaller difference in input and output watts the smaller the heat generation from the PSU. We already have a ASIC or GPU that in the process is very efficient at converting the input watts to heat while hashing. Some people literally heat their house in the winter with their miners.
If the PSU is getting hot, then the connectors to the PSU are getting hot. Like I have seen the connectors go to 135, 145, 150+ degrees F, and start to smoke and then you have a burnt connector.  The hotter a connector gets the higher its resistance to the flow of current, and it gets hotter and hotter, etc.

Most down time on miners is PSU related.
 The ASIC is designed for 24/7 operation. The standard PSU is not.
The higher the efficiency and if you load is in the range of peak efficiency the less stress on your PSU even running it 24/7.
A server PSU is designed to run 24/7.

Obviously you load will be light with the 2 300 Mh/s Baikal cubes.

You did state in the OP "Best/Most efficient power supply" 

       
       
 

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