Any good server or alienware PSU's you can think of that would take ATX boards? Any adapter kits? I really don't wanna play with wires if I don't have to. BUt if I fry another PSU, it is suicide at this point
If you don't have the skill to solder or play with high amperage electronics, than I can't really recommend anything else that would be cheap and good such as those server psu's. Even more, I wouldn't want someone who isn't sure that he could do such a mod in a safe way try to mess with lethal amperage present in those psu's. If you're not up to it, just forget them, and get whatever you can buy for your buck, and you're comfortable and safe with. Maybe you'll be lucky and it will work for an extended period or maybe not, while under such a load.
I can't vouch for psu's that rjk is offering as I haven't been using them, but as far as I've read on this forums, many people would recommend Rosewill psu's to be of good quality.
What would you charge to turn those high power server PSU's into something a miner could use to power their graphics cards? I saw some big 1000+ server PSU's on ebay for cheap too but I can't find any useful connectors for them. I really wouldn't expect to pay more overall than a standard compuuter power supply.
Big fat disclaimer first: Don't do it if you're not sure you can do it safely. It may kill you or burn your house down! I take no responsibility for what you do with this information.
I wouldn't do what I've did with my psu's and charge for it to anyone else, as they aren't meant to be used in such way, and they carry a big warning to the one who is messing with them. But if you read and learn how to do it safe, it is not that hard at all.
I've read, asked and studied how can I mod those supplies in a safe way, not to harm myself, or others, or burn my house down. So the greatest price attached to them was the time spent learning and gaining knowledge, which was time well invested for me.
The best source of info from which I've followed the steps how to safely make such a modification I've found on rcgroups forum here
. You can find info how to switch on those and many similar server psu's, how and where to solder wires, which wire gauge types to use, and other specs and info needed for such a modification.1300W HP psu thread
and 800W psu thread
, which has the same pinout like the 1100W that I've linked in previous post, from where I've learned how to modify/use those psu's.
As for connectors, I've used cable terminal blocks where I've connected the 12V terminals from psu, and on the gpu end I've used molex connectors and wire that I've cut from many dead psu's I have laying around the workshop, and connected those to the wire terminal connector. I didn't have many 8pin connectors, so for 6990's I had to resort to splice 20pin atx connector and cut and modify it to 8pin standard that 6990 needs.
The cost of this mod was about 20$, excluding the psu price.
I've mentioned those psu's because I've thought that anyone who mines/hacks with electronics is a bit hacker by the nature and electricity and similar devices are somehow close to his interest and knowledge, and that such a person has a drive to safely pull a mod like this.
I'll report to the "What I've learned today" thread that not all cryptocurrency miners are comfortable with high power electronics. No pun intended.