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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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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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Is there, or could anyone make a tiny 1 to 2 USB-C "splitter" hub that only contains a female USB-C-PD port and a female USB-C data port?

These small splitters should be avoided at all costs. As Benson Leung's post explains There are no active components inside. It bridges many pins (power, data, gnd, cc) among the three USB-C ...
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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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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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An unbreakable iPhone charging cable

Magnetic Znaps perhapz: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1041610927/znaps-the-9-magnetic-adapter-for-your-mobile-devic There are similar products available on sites like DealExtreme and ...
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A multigang extension with rotated sockets (UK)

This is but one example of my understanding of your objective: Power strip Rotating Sockets UK It has the added benefit of providing a pair (or more) of USB outlets. I do not suggest this is the ...
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Is underclocked Xeon e3-1230v3 the same as e3-1230Lv3?

The answer is that it depends. If the one processor is faster than another, you can definitely undervolt the processor, or underclock it to slow it down. It would be dependent on how much you ...
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What is this connector

A quick google search starting with "trailer wiring connector" had led me to believe that using "2 way flat connector" may be the answer you seek. The above image is from an amazon link, but you'll ...
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Cheapest (jun 2020) discrete GPU with working powersaving on GNU / Linux multihead

After six months of usage I can say Maarten Bodewen suggestion for the Radeon 580RX has been wise. I wouldn't suggest a PSU with less than 850 watt of power to anyone else going this way, though.
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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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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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How can I power SATA HDDs given this motherboard?

The breakout cables are directional. If you choose to bypass the backplane, the forward breakout cable is what you need. You can search for the SFF-8643 (Host) to 4X SATA (Target) or forward breakout ...
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How to run a 230W laptop + GPU from a USB-C docking station?

You'll need to use a barrel charger or allow the battery to drain down The Lenovo P16 Gen 2 with the RTX 4000 supports USB PD 3.0, which maxes out at 100W (20V/5.0A). While there are USB-C chargers ...
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USB hub that resolves mouse/keyboard stutter

you are using wireless (bluetooth) keyboard [and mouse] in addition to the existing keyboard/mouse on the laptop I would first disconnect the wireless keyboard AND mouse and use just those as built in ...
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HP Compaq Pro 6305, upgrade video card and RAM memory

So if the motherboard has 4 slots for the DIMM modules (2 white and 2black) from my research here it should be able to support 4gbx4 which would be 16gb as for if it can support those exact speeds is ...
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Laptop stopped charging and need advice about hardware failure for MSI GS65 Stealth THIN 053 15.6" Intel i7-8750H

Although it's hard to determine from the photo, the most likely cause of the issue is mild damage to the PCB at the charger connector. This is not uncommon, because the continual insertion and removal ...
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Why do proper USB-C splitters not exist? [RETRY]

There is no USB-C splitter come out this year because there is not single produced chipset for USB-C Splitter/Hub. And if your laptop using USB-C for charging input there, the data pin is locked ...
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Hybrid USB Charging (Power Delivery) and PC Connection

Instead of something hard to find how about http://vi.raptor.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemDescV4&item=254643475962&category=90718&pm=1&ds=0&t=1604346693155 Note the ...
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Extra-long Power Adapter Extension Cable Wanted

Both the long cord for the MagSafe and MagSafe 2 power supplied end with a keyed connector I have not been able to find on cables, but it's similar to the figure 8 connector plug commonly used with ...
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MiniDIsplay Port to USB-C with Power?

I finally got it working. While the Wacom Link Plus suggested by @user13807 was a great help, by itself wasn't enough. You will need to: Use a WACON Link Plus dongle Buy an additional USB 3.0 to USB-...
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Trying to find a USB-C to ~4x USB-A hub that is fully powered from upstream power delivery

A new HUB: Here is a USB-C hub with 4x USB-A. Because it does not have other features, (such as video) it will require less power itself and therefore allow more power to flow to your devices. It ...
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Are there USB Splitters in existence that I allow me to choose where the power goes based on program?

I would guess that no, there are no such splitters. It would be too much trouble for manufacturers. You can, however, program such a splitter yourself using Arduino.
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What is the most affordable PSU for my requirements?

Sweet spot for PSU efficiency generally is operating them between 40% and 60% of their rated capability. You can look this up, see corsair for example. The 80+ precious metal efficiency rating... ...
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Is there a USB 3.0 male (power +data) toY-Split USB male (data only) and usb male (power only) cable?

A quite experimental solution would be a DIY one (see below), but you will need some experience and maybe even some luck. As a less experimental solution I suggest you to use an USB hub with an extra ...
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Lowest-power laptop

The Liberty Computer is a small, credit card sized computer that is designed to use minimal power as well as offer the highest standard of privacy. In this reviewer video and interview with the ...
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Is there, or could anyone make a tiny 1 to 2 USB-C "splitter" hub that only contains a female USB-C-PD port and a female USB-C data port?

Well let me be the one to answer my own question. I found a working adapter! It allows to pd charge my phone and have a USB c port left for other peripherals. This adapter https://nl.aliexpress.com/...
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LGA1151 CPU lowest power consumption?

TL;DR: Get a Celeron G3900 instead. Although you are correct in that the Xeon E3-1235L v5 and Xeon E3-1240L v5 have the lowest rated TDP (both at 25W), I would recommend staying away from these ...
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X370 motherboard: Power Supply Usage

Motherboard, ssd, and ram are all negligible wattage. I usually group them and say they use 100 watts max as computer parts are very efficient these days. But for the sake of calculating. The RX 570 ...
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