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Can someone help me identify the specifications of a UPS for a 20-core high-performance computer?

TLDR: In this modern age, the most affordable practical bulletproof "won't get fired for recommending this" solution is a Tesla PowerWall or competitor. The "cheap at all costs" solution is a bank of ...
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Can someone help me identify the specifications of a UPS for a 20-core high-performance computer?

Watts (W) and volt-amperes (VA) are both representing electrical power, but they are not (necessarily) the same. Power in watts refers to real power and represents how much energy is consumed/...
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Older model vs new model PSU

As long as you are happy with 80+ Platinum and the power envelope, there have been no significant improvements in power supply technology over the past few years. A quality PSU is a quality PSU. If it'...
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Power supply advice - 550W range

Great System Design, Daniele! For all of your components you'll need about: 170 watts for your 1060 GPU 160 watts for 16 GB of RAM 91 watts for the i7-6700 30 watts for your drives 25 watts for the ...
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Powered USB3 hub

If a good USB Hub with more than 4 ports is what you are looking for then you should check out Anker USB Hubs like this one https://www.anker.com/products/A7513141 It's a 7 port Aluminum hub, USB 3....
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Does this CPU fit with the GPU?

Apparently this CPU is a bad combination with my GPU; I have been told that they will not work together. That CPU and GPU will work together just fine. GPU's are designed to be compatible with most ...
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Remedies for new PSU not fitting into old case (but with extraneous space so it could be made fit)

Find out what form factor the original PSU is, then buy a PSU Adapter Plate which will adapt whatever that form factor is to standard ATX. Then attach that plate to your new PSU, and then bolt the ...
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Power supply advice - 550W range

550W is enough and gives you enough room for overclocking I think... Also, the power supply you have in mind is Gold rated and, as I understand, that's as important as the watt quantity. Also, the ...
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Multi-port, 100W @ 5A, USB-C charger

Nothing with more than 2 ports exists as far as I know. (2017-07) Even the chips to make it are limited to 2 ports as far as I can tell. Wanted this for a while myself for a group of pixels and other ...
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Uninterruptible power management board for Computer, 15W output, Li-ion battery

Mini-Box OpenUPS does the job but is much too expensive at $150 (Amazon Germany - $120 directly from the manufacturer). I won't accept this answer because I think something much cheaper should exist. ...
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Power supply advice - 550W range

Right now on Newegg, which I am guessing is your retailer of choice, there are better options available. Corsair's PSUs are good, and like any good PSU, they aren't really going to betray you (though ...
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What does "fully wired" mean when buying a PSU?

A fully-wired PSU is simply a non-modular PSU, and comes with all power cables hard-wired. A semi-modular PSU has the essential cables hard wired and the other cables socketed. A (fully) modular PSU ...
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Power supply upgrade for gaming computer

If you are looking for the best choice for paid money I would recommend: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P2 - $160 on newegg.com Description: This PSU has Platinum certificate and it was made on Super Flower ...
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Power supply upgrade for gaming computer

If you are looking for the best performance not looking at price of the PSU I would recommend: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 T2 - $220 on newegg.com Description: If there is no price limit the best avaliable ...
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What multi-port wall USB-chargers exist which support QC 3.0?

Baseus GaN 120W PD charger would be the one to consider. https://a.aliexpress.com/_BPxnjT It doesn't exactly has 4 ports, but it has 3 ports that all support QC and some support PD. I have a cheaper ...
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How can I power SATA HDDs given this motherboard?

You're fine with your current hardware, just put the 520i into JBOD mode When Unraid says they don't support hardware RAID controllers, what they're saying is that they don't want you running RAID on ...
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Older model vs new model PSU

The old one is going to be just fine; it has not degraded and PSU technology has not changed significantly in the past 3 years. Aside from my own personal experience with pulling out heavily used ...
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Standard ATX power supply but powered from 12V

Caution: 12@ 300w is 25A. You need 4 gauge wire to handle that kind of load. All the ones that are 300w or more require 16v-20v. You would need to combine 2 to get a full 300w all the time. You ...
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Universal Laptop Power Supply (Multiple Output Plugs) Daily Use

I would suggest the following: Coolermaster MasterWatt Next Gen 90w Universal convenience Up to 90% efficiency Nine different tips, including square Lenovo solution Meets latest US Level VI energy ...
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What is this cable, PSU to SATA, [img]?

The connector shown is a 5-pin modular power supply connector with a single side lock, possibly for a Be Quiet! power supply. They are widely available. This example is from Scan.co.uk. Note that ...
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Suitable power supply for my system

Get yourself a decent power supply from the likes of Seasonic or Corsair. The Corsair RM550x would do just fine. You have high end components, make sure you have a good power supply. It's important ...
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Reading and activate/disable power of specific outlets

The terms you are looking for are outlet switching and outlet metering. Some PDUs do have this feature; many don't. For instance, Eaton PDUs contain six categories: basic, in-line metered, metered ...
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Adding Video Card to PC: Power and Wattage Considerations

We can do the math to calculate the power consumed by CPU cooler, motherboard, RAM, and HDDs for each rail (bus, or voltage specific circuit) of the power supply ('PSU'), relying on the specs of each ...
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Why using an adapted 15-pin SATA connector, my Hard Disk does not turn on?

That device won't work on 3.5" HDD drives because USB-A doesn't have the 12v rail those drives need. USB-C has various ways of delivering higher power, but not USB-A. The solution is an external ...
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180-W PSU for i9-9900

It is always a good practice to overspec your power supply more than all the rest of your components (use 45-70% is ideal). Intel CPU's since that generation also use a lot of power, so maybe it is ...
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What is the max USB cable type-A male to type-c male Volt/current/Wattage possible?

USB Type A is the limiting side of the cable. All of the USB Type-A and Type-B ports are standardized to operate on 5V and that means anything you could possibly plug that A to C cable in to for ...
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Is there a UPS with open source power maganement software?

There is the fairly well-known free and opensource UPS monitoring tool NUT. It's available from the software repositories of major GNU/Linux and BSD distribution, including the OpenWRT distribution ...
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Smart plug to measure AC energy (power) consumption that does not require a hub

Our discussion in the comments caused me to realize that the search terms "smart plug with power monitoring" may provide useful results. The first link that appeared, for an Amazon product ...
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