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  1. you do have balls, sending a link to an article that Jon wrote himself... No, I did not realize that this article was written by @jonnyGURU, although I do not think that it would be of any relevance/significance since posts I make are never designed to go against an individual member, only for the better understanding of the public.
  2. Sorry if there was any misunderstanding here, although I would like to make it clear that I am not stating that Seasonic is not considered reputable. The point that I was trying to make was that since coil whine is such an occurring problem and is becoming increasingly common, some PSU makers are making designs which will limit the amount of coil whine which you may hear. Not every power supply ever designed includes this feature/design and that in no way, shape, or form makes the manufacturers of those power supplies considered unrepeatable. Many good power supplies from good manufacturers have coil whine and that is completely acceptable. Okay, taking this information and going back to the relevance to the original poster's situation, it is true that users find that coil whine affects their computing experience (for acoustics reasons) and would not prefer it, therefore I was trying to suggest to the original poster that if the coil whine becomes an important factor in why you personally would choose one power supply over the other, then you may want to look for specific models of power supplies which were designed in mind for having reduced coil whine such as those within the Corsair RM series of power supplies. I will include a link to Corsair's page which may be able to provide you with further information on this topic. link to the aforementioned web-page: https://www.corsair.com/ww/ru/blog/coil-whine Hope that this was able to clear any confusion or misunderstanding, @Boomwebsearch
  3. I would recommend the Seagate Pipeline HD 500GB hard drive which comes with Seagate's 3 year warranty and which was designed for being used in high-volume scenarios such as for a NAS server. They are currently on sale at Amazon for $ 20.99 USD rather than the regular price of $ 49.99 USD, I have the 1TB version of the drive and it works very well. link to the aforementioned product: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Pipeline-3-5inch-Internal-Surveillance/dp/B07VSMRDSZ/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=seagate+500gb+Pipeline+HD+hard+disk+drive&qid=1579554650&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFUOVBZNTIxVFBVUVQmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAwNzU1MzEyVkFPTDlSTDA2NjBUJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAxMDM5NDQxQ1RWM0lNQlZKRk9BJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ== Hope that this information was helpful, @Boomwebsearch
  4. I am not familiar with this currency market, although was able to find a conversion that would mean that 200 euros is the equivalent to $221.65 USD. At this price point (in USD), I will link a few of suggestions of what 1TB SSDs are of good value to purchase. links to aforementioned products: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-860-qvo-1tb-internal-sata-solid-state-drive-with-v-nand-technology/6317302.p?skuId=6317302 https://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-blue-1tb-internal-sata-solid-state-drive/6025900.p?skuId=6025900
  5. The Western Digital Caviar Green series of hard drives were designed for desktop use with power-efficiency in mind although not for being used 24/7 in a NAS server or similar volume use case. The price may be tempting, although I would suggest not using these drives for NAS since they are less reliable for NAS applications and were not designed to be put under having to operate 24/7 and be exposed to increased vibration from surrounding drives. How much storage do you need overall, how many drives do you plan to use, and in what configuration? Hope that this information was helpful, @Boomwebsearch
  6. I would not suggest doing this since having any amount of lower or higher voltage presents the chance of component failure, computer components in general need a certain amount of power to function properly, too much or too little can cause them to not function properly and can even result in damage (if it is a storage medium, I would suggest to exercise additional caution since it could result in loss of data)!
  7. I would strongly suggest that you have at the minimum one backup version of your data at all times, it is not worth the risk of your drive failing unexpectedly and then playing your luck at an expensive data recovery facility. It is normal for hard drives to slow down with age as the components within the drive have been worn out further (with use and time), although you should not trust it to last (especially if it has already been used for many years). If your hard drive fails in the meantime before getting it backed up, there is always the chance that your data is gone forever. My recommendation would be to get your data backed up ASAP and not take any chances of the drive failing, getting an external hard drive is not the only option, there are many could services for PC data backup such as BackBlaze. I would be able to better recommend you a backup solution if you could let me know how many gigabytes of data you have which you want to have a backup copy of. Hope that this information was helpful, @Boomwebsearch
  8. I would recommend the Thermaltake 430Watt Smart Series PSU or the 500Watt version of it if you want a bit of room for expansion (would suggest getting the 500watt model since it is within 5 dollars of the 430watt model currently at Amazon). This unit has 80 plus certification to be of good efficiency, Thermaltake's five year warranty, and active PFC. * The Thermaltake Smart series 500watt PSU which was mentioned within this post is pictured above, image inserted was from Amazon's product page for this product. Link to this product on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Continuous-Active-Supply-PS-SPD-0430NPCWUS-W/dp/B014W3EM2W/ref=pd_cp_147_1/141-7301910-1667243?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07BFJ91TY&pd_rd_r=1fe77e01-6bcf-4318-b0ef-e311dc7d35b3&pd_rd_w=D6Hg1&pd_rd_wg=Y3a4U&pf_rd_p=8b7a1fd1-136c-4b2c-8fd7-681e38610ce2&pf_rd_r=EJHCTYZ9B0F0V45EHYXE&refRID=EJHCTYZ9B0F0V45EHYXE&th=1 Hope that this information was helpful, @Boomwebsearch
  9. My main concerns would be with damaging the computer, both models include some attachments which increase air pressure, although I would be able to make one if necessary. The second model has air flow of 1100 L per minute than the other one which has air flow of 650 L per minute. Although, the second model is designed to be used with a hose attachment which I have concerns with causing static electricity from air particles rubbing against each other within the hose, then again many users use air compressors which rely on having a hose, so I am not really sure about it. Would the second model with the hose attachment cause more static electricity than the 1st one, and would it be safe to use the second model (overall)? Thanks for the reply, @Boomwebsearch
  10. A good quality power supply should present minimal if at all even noticeable sound (not including the fan). Most users find coil whine annoying since the high frequency-based noise, and therefore many reputable PSU manufacturers have dedicated design which will cut down on it. From personal experience, I noticed that power supplies tend to have worse coil whine with more years of operation, and it is not preferable to notice it relatively close to the point that you buy the PSU. Some models (even brand new and never used) suffer from coil wine as due to design, better to play it safe and discuss the problem with the manufacturer at least. Hope that this information was helpful, @Boomwebsearch
  11. I understand your situation, I agree that it would be kind of a hassle to need to replace a power supply with a new unit. In most cases of power supply noise that I have seen, it is usually caused from bad fan bearings which are either worn out or defective and will need to be replaced sooner or later. It would be hard to tell if it is coming from the fan or the coils within the PSU, although both signs usually indicate that the unit will fail soon. When a power supply fails, it can take components with it, therefore my suggestion for you would be to RMA the unit and not potentially risk a failure later down the road. Hope that this information was helpful, @Boomwebsearch
  12. Hi LinusTechTips Community, I have an HP Elite8000SFF computer and it has accumulated some dust over the few years that I have had it, I would like to dust out the internals of the system without having to a use compressed air can, the stores near me are charging way too much for relatively small amounts of compressed air. Have considered buying a electric air duster for computers like the DataVac and XPower Airrow Pro, although the prices range from 54 to 110 USD which would be way out of my budget range since I don't plan on dusting out enough systems for it to be worth investing in. So, I was wondering if I could buy a Intex air mattress pump for dusting out my computer, would it potentially damage my computer with static electricity, and which of the linked models should I purchase (which one would be better for dusting my PC)? Thanks in advance, @Boomwebsearch links to the aforementioned products within this post: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Intex-Quick-Fill-AC-Electric-Air-Pump-120v-23-0-CFM/812363444 or... https://www.walmart.com/ip/Intex-Quick-Fill-AC-Electric-120V-38-9-CFM/889983517
  13. If you want to edit the footage at high speed off the SSD which is what I would think to be the case, I would recommend a larger SSD. If it was just the operating system, you could basically pick any some-what reputable drive with enough capacity. Since you are planning to record, I suggest staying away from the less reputable manufacturers and going with a reputable manufacturer such as Samsung for the peace of mind, although keep your important files backed up just in case of SSD failure anyways. The 860 EVO 1TB would be my recommendation at around 10 dollars more than 100 on sale (USD). You can pick from other manufacturers like Crucial, Seagate, Western Digital, etc although from my experience Samsung models tend to be more often get easily recognized by the BIOS for hassle free installation. links to aforementioned products: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-860-evo-1tb-internal-sata-solid-state-drive/6178649.p?skuId=6178649 https://www.bestbuy.com/site/pny-480gb-internal-sata-solid-state-drive/5900262.p?skuId=5900262 https://www.bestbuy.com/site/pny-240gb-internal-sata-solid-state-drive/5900261.p?skuId=5900261 Hope that this information was helpful -@Boomwebsearch
  14. The central processing unit (CPU) being upgraded would not be of much advantage than upgrading other system specs for the most likely case. Although it would be dependent on what you plan to run on the system and what the other specifications of your system are (such as the storage drives and maybe a graphics card). Sorry, I posted this comment like a fraction of a second before you responded to it , all information you have provided except for what your usage application for the computer would be. I think an SSD upgrade would be a great upgrade for this system, less wear and tear on mechanical drives for boot and applications being loaded, faster loading times, and many more advantages. A 240GB SSD is probably more than sufficient for the boot drive and a few applications, although you may choose to get a larger model for more storage space.
  15. The central processing unit (CPU) being upgraded would not be of much advantage than upgrading other system specs for the most likely case. Although it would be dependent on what you plan to run on the system and what the other specifications of your system are (such as the storage drives and maybe a graphics card).