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Power supply for new college computer

I recommend Corsair's AX760 Has the connectors specified (24 pin ATX and 8 pin CPU) 80 Plus Platinum certification Standard size 760 watts (if you feel that's to close to the estimated 600W pointed ...
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Charging a smartphone on a bicycle

I recommend Siva Cycle's "The Atom". This product mounts to the rear wheel. Siva has good instructions on how to install it. Using this, it can charge constantly via USB. I use it to charge my HTC ...
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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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What's the most efficient PSU for a mid-low power computer?

Since you mentioned EU 230V, I've tried to source from EU suppliers. The first OEM that sprang to mind was Seasonic. Indeed, there's the Seasonic X-400 Fanless 400W, 140,13 euros at Amazon.it. There's ...
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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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Power supply for new college computer

PSU recommendations are tough because it is a fairly quickly shifting market (not as bad as some, but nonetheless). I have personally had good experiences with several Corsair models, Enermax, EVGA ...
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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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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 for new college computer

I'm with Andy on the Corsair PSUs. They're always the best quality on the market and they come with great price tags. I'll recommend something a little different though: the Corsair HX850i is part of ...
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How far above my power draw should a PSU be?

For a 80-Plus Platinum power supply, efficiencies are between around 5% of one another between the 20 to 100% range of load(88-92, give or take a percent). It tops at around 70% load. Having more ...
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The quietest PSU under 100 USD

There are a couple Cooler Master, Corsair (AX and RM) and EVGA series power supplies that disable their fan under low load. My recommendation: EVGA SuperNova 550 G2 (220-G2-0550-Y1) Within budget ($...
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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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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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What power supply for this PC?

Using eXtreme Outer Vision's eXtreme Power Supply calculator, the power consumption of your build comes to about 390 W. With some overclocking, this becomes 470 W. Any decent 500 - 550 W PSU should ...
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What power supply for this PC?

I've taken a look at the website and here are my final two options: Thermaltak 450w Modular? No. (-) Cost? 159 zł. (+) Size/Length? 120mm. Warranty? 24 months. (+) Corsair VS Series, 550w ...
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PSU recommendation for new casual gaming setup

A brief calculation from a power calculator puts that build at needing around 600W of power (I made some assumptions about memory type and number of fans, as well as optical drives). In that case, I ...
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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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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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UPS that supplies 50W for 10hrs?

Computer UPSs are optimized to provide high power levels for a short period of time, the idea being to bridge a brief flicker in the mains power, or let you shut down cleanly during an extended outage....
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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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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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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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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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What's the most efficient PSU for a mid-low power computer?

The Seasonic Platinum series seems to be good. The Seasonic site says it has a 92% power efficiency. It's also fanless, so it's super quiet. However, it is very expensive for a 400W PSU. However ...
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What's the most efficient PSU for a mid-low power computer?

For a thorough and safe compilation I went to the good old 80plus.org. For now it seems the best at 100 W consumption are (those under 92 % struck), among the ATX at 500 W max or less and sorted by ...
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