How many units can 1 pci-e cable power safely for scrypt mode? Also how many can you power from molex?
If you are looking to be conservative I would say 60w per wire pair within the PCIe connector. At roughly 10w per device that is 6 units per wire pair and 18 units total, conservatively. It is possible to go up to 80w per wire pair but that just stresses the housings, pins and wires and will yield lower MTBF rates.
Looking at a molex 'chain' there is only a single 12v wire pair to be utilized there but it is shared. This is going to limit you to 60w on the entire 'chain' (usually 3 molex plugs and a floppy).
Hope that helps.
If I understand this correctly this should be possible right?
CPU? is for a x8 CPU powercord vs a x4 CPU power cord
Which would lead me to believe this should be possible:
|12V Watt||12V Watt||5V Watt|
(this configruation is for a Corsair CS450M by the way)
Same data in an editable google spreadsheets file: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtUI9gzMvUJ7dGtPZENPQWhBR1JJVF9xX3M0czhEUGc&usp=sharing
the coloured cells are automatically calculated so please do not put any numbers in them.
This is also made without knowledge of the Hub and controllers power consumption so I just counted them for 10w to have a number.
Also: I made this with your molex to USB power connectors in mind. That's why all the controllers are counted into the one molex link.
Am I right in thinking this is possible?
and if so: will you be supplying cables to do this kind of stuff?
(for example: cables that go from Sata power to either 5x 2.1mm or just to 2.1mm so you can plug in an extension for 5?)
I'd like to hear your opinion
Just for fun:
Cables needed to do this:
1x PCIe female to 3x 2.1mm male
2x Sata male to 2.1mm male
1x Sata male to 2x Molex female splitter
1x Molex male to 2.1mm male
1x Molex male to 2x Molex female splitter
4x Molex male to micro usb
1x CPU female to 2x 2.1mm male
8x 2.1mm female to 5x 2.1mm male