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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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Externally Powered USB Active Repeater

The Cable Matters 10 Meter(33ft) USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable is what you're looking for. It doesn't come with a power adapter, but unlike most USB repeaters, it can be used with one. I've read ...
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Externally Powered USB Active Repeater

I would suggest a $9.95 Dynex DXHUB23 4-Port USB Hub. Failing that, you could employ a USB 2.0 active repeater cable. These abound aplenty, just have a search on google. For example, for $14.95, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Uninterruptible Power Supply for Intel Nuc?

Check out openUPS2 or NUC-UPS from mini-box.com, they even have hard drive mounting footprint for easy integration with case. They also send ON/OFF pulse to the motherboard via 2 wire or USB for ...
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Universal power adapter for Europe grounded

I would look at Skross products. They they offer a wide choice of country travel adapters: https://www.skross.com/en/products/country-travel-adapters and they seem well aware of the need for grounding....
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Recommended Computer for Statistician or M.S./PhD Statistics Student

I would recommend a Precision 15 5000 Series (5510). It starts at about $1,360 and should meet your requirements. It is reasonably powerful with the i5 6300HQ, with up to 1 terabyte of storage space. ...
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Better and cheaper Raspberry Pi alternative for BOINC

If you need that kind of performance at a lower price, you could try these: $20 Orange Pi PC 2: http://www.orangepi.org/orangepipc2/ $19 Pine A64+ 1GB: https://www.pine64.org/?product=pine-a64-board-...
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Power supply advice - 550W range

I strongly recommend against cheap PSU units or actually purchasing without researching a bit first. A lot of the units on the market have really bad voltage regulation, especially on the 3.3V and 12V ...
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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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