1. Opus Power Limits

I have aquestion for those of you with an Opus. I need to power the following:

MOBO
CPU + Heat Sink
1 Fan
Hard Drive
PCI Video Card
Wireless Lan

Now I know from talking to Kris(Opus Guy) this can be done no problem. But I also want to add the following external items:

USB DVD Drive
7" VGA Screen
USB Hub

In order to wire these to the Power Supply I have to cut open the Wires for the included power cables and wire them into the Opus. Can the Opus handle that much? I think it can handle the total Watts, but the guy who is going to install it for me said that the total amps (I think) would be like 6+ and the Opus has a Max of 5. Can anyone who understands what I am trying to ask clarify this?

Thanks

2. Sorry for replying to my own thread but I did some more research and I guess I have another question. On the box on one of the power cords (a regulator?) It says Output: +5v 3.0A, 12v 2.0A.

Does this mean I need to take into account both the 12v and 5v into my total amp calculation?

So according to the Telek's Calculator

http://www.mymp3car.com/MP3Car/PSUpower.asp

I require 4.75A on the 5v, 2.7A on the 12v. I then need to add these 3 devices I mentioned above. My total watts is about 142. But my 12v is like 6A. Not sure what to do or if I am even in the right ball park.

3. The Opus power supply can have max of these values on the rails

+3.3v 10A max, 15A peak

+5v 12A max, 15A peak

+12v 5A max, 6.5A peak

-12v .2A max, .4A peak

+5VSB 1A max, 1.2A peak

Keep in mind the peak Amps are only for a split second, like for when peripherals need a high startup current.

Add up all your parts and make sure you don't exceed the rating on any rail, and you'll be fine.

4. Well it looks like am going to be over the Max on the 12v line. What other way can I power my DVD player. Will using an inverter for just this piece introduce noise into the system?
My total Amps on the 12v will be about 5.9 a little too high. Any suggestions?

How can I hack the AC adaptor and plug it into the opus? Any ideas?

6. Thanks for your PM SAMC. You and a couple other users PM'd me. I got all the info that I needed. I just want to say that this board is filled with great and helpful users.

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