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Topic Title: Tyan K8E-SLI and power supply: WHICH?
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Created On: 12/21/2005 11:49 PM
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 12/21/2005 11:49 PM
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id3dwiz
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Hi all,

I'm building a new system and I want to get Tomcat K8E-SLI by Tyan Board.

What confuses me is their requirements for PSU.

The specs list the following:

Power
• ATX 12V support, on board 4-phase VRM
• Universal 24-pin + 8-pin power connectors
• 4-pin auxiliary power connector

Now the manual says the following, now its even more confusing:

There are two power connectors on your Tomcat K8E-SLI S2866.
The Tomcat Requires that you have an ESP 12v power supply that
has a 24-pin and an 8-pin power connection. Please be aware that
atx 2.x,atx12v and atxges power supplies may not be compatible with
the board and can damage the motherboard and/or CPU.

Anyone know which power supply would be good for this board?
Tyan's website doesn't list recommended PSU's for this board.
I'm thinking something around 480W for the system.

Thanks a lot
 12/31/2005 07:43 AM
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QUOTE(id3dwiz @ Dec 22 2005, 05:49 AM)Hi all,

I'm building a new system and I want to get Tomcat K8E-SLI by Tyan Board.

What confuses me is their requirements for PSU.

The specs list the following:

Power
• ATX 12V support, on board 4-phase VRM
• Universal 24-pin + 8-pin power connectors
• 4-pin auxiliary power connector

Now the manual says the following, now its even more confusing:

There are two power connectors on your Tomcat K8E-SLI S2866.
The Tomcat Requires that you have an ESP 12v power supply that
has a 24-pin and an 8-pin power connection. Please be aware that
atx 2.x,atx12v and atxges power supplies may not be compatible with
the board and can damage the motherboard and/or CPU.

Anyone know which power supply would be good for this board?
Tyan's website doesn't list recommended PSU's for this board.
I'm thinking something around 480W for the system.

Thanks a lot
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Hi id3dwiz,

This is my first post on the forum so also saying hi to everyone here.

I have just encountered the same problem, a while ago I bought an MSI K8N SLI and had to get a new power supply as it required a 20+4 pin connector the Enermax noisetaker 600 watt supply cost a fortune but it was supurb unlike the mobo which was rubbish, so to treat myself, this christmas i bought the beautiful tyan tomcat SLI to replace it and found the Enermax would not connect due to needing an additional 8 pin connector, unless anyoine tells me different i have done a lot of searching and come up with the Enermax EG851AX-VH which i hope will do the job, unfortunatly I cant get one till the new year so my main pc lies on the floor in bits.

Its about time all these manufacturers got their acts together and standardised everything, its a ridiculous situation where every plug and socket you encounter is different.

BK
 01/02/2006 10:14 PM
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Bitey
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It is a standard server/workstation PSU known as eps atx.

All eps atx power supplies have they required 24/8/4 pin connectors required.

I use an eps antec truepower power supply, but enermax make some nice EPS supllies as well, you could also try tagan or supermicro for a good quality EPS power supplies
 01/09/2006 08:31 PM
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id3dwiz
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At this time I've done some research and ordered Antec TruePower EPS12V.
The model itself is called EPS12V.
After talking to Tyan tech supported they suggested that DIRECT EPS12V would qualify.

Enermax 660W EPS12V is a monster PSU, I believe it should be good.
The Antec I got was much cheaper $86. Also, only after I got it, I've found out
about some Antec and Tyan issues. However, Antec and Tyan release some information that they have done some testing and found no problems.

Anyone else running Tyan mb with Antec EPS12V? How is it?
I still haven't got my motherboard, waiting for it to appear in stock.

Also, a lot of PSUs are ATX, and EPS12V compatible, you must go to the manufacturer's website, in details is where you can find this info. But, I don't think Tyan recommends such.

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