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  1. Wich cases are that, and where are they manufactured? China?
  2. In case you haven't noticed, the UK has left the EC and that might make it one of the worst places in Europe they could pick. And what of the technology they might be interested in comes from Europe?
  3. Sure, you can always wait until a good offer shows up and save a lot of money on an UPS that way. Good luck with putting all the parts together!
  4. I'm always assuming that people are doing their own research and don't just buy something because someone suggests something. I'm not in Australia, so I don't know where people there buy their PSUs, whats available to them locally and what factors may be relevant to them. Also something that costs more to buy than something comparable doesn't make it a 'poor value' just because of that, and you seem to be ignoring other factors like I have mentioned.
  5. Ok, then I will do more research before suggesting any particular PSU or manufacturer of PSUs.
  6. Ok, if you want to spend a couple days or weeks on it to do the full research for the OP not only considering all PSUs that are being or were manufactured and would deliver sufficient power but also figure out what is locally and by ordering and via sites like ebay and craigslist or the local equivalent available to him, go ahead and do it for him. The OP didn't say how much he wants to spend on a PSU. He suggests 80+ Gold models rather than more efficient models. Have you researched how much he pays for electricity and all other relevant factors and done the math to figure out if he should rather go for more efficient models or not? Obviously there are lots of different PSUs that have different TCOs. The OP can always check out Seasonics web site or the info about other manufacturers to see which models they make and figure out what they cost, and he knows best what he likes. Maybe he wants to be environmentally friendly and becoming aware of more power efficient models could be important for him even if the TCO may be higher --- or not. Or perhaps he doesn't like modular PSUs, etc.. I'm just not doing his homework for him. I only said I'd buy Seasonic. It is a manufacturer that's worthwhile to consider and it's up to him to do that or not.
  7. Let me quote him: "basically im looking for a powersupply that wont be bad pretty much, i dont want to be let down". He was also asking about two specific models and I didn't say anything about those because I've never heared of either, which means that I can't say anything about them he can't find out from doing his own research.
  8. I'm not sure what you mean by 1. True, just because a manufacturer has been around for a long time doesn't necessarily mean that what they make is good. In this case, it's some indication that what a manufacturer that makes nothing but PSUs must be doing something right or they wouldn't be around anymore. Check out their website and you will notice that they make PSUs for all kinds of applications and not only for gaming computers. That may tell you that they know what they're doing. I have one of their PSUs in my server, and it's been running for 3 years, it's power efficient and makes no noise. Do your own research, check out reviews and whatever information you can find. I'm not recommending or suggesting something out of nothing or because a manufacturer has been around for a long time. I suggested Seasonic because I think they make good PSUs, and if I wanted to but another one, it's what I would buy. Can you show that PSUs from Seasonic are bad?
  9. The OP is looking for a PSU that doesn't let him down. He can always figure out for himself what he can afford and what he can get much better than any of us can. If he really doesn't want any other ideas, he could have said so. Don't try to make others dumb.
  10. I'd buy Seasonic. They actually manufacture PSUs and have been around for a long time.
  11. Look at the manual here: https://ms-start.com/en/ms-platinum-500-v5.aspx I wouldn't buy or use this if I can avoid it.
  12. The OP wants to be prepared for video transcoding with a graphics card. Considering that, isn't it somewhat risky to go with 650W? I have a cooler from Dynatron that came with a fan on it in my server. It's been running for 3 years or so and still runs fine. I like the coolers they make.
  13. You don't need a PDU, though they can be really useful in that they can help with the mess of cables. Instead of a pillar-mounted one, you could use something like this and zip-tie it to a pillar: https://www.brennenstuhl.com/de-DE/produkte/steckdosenleisten/ecolor-steckdosenleiste-6-fach-rot-schwarz-1-5m-h05vv-f-3g1-5 That's a lot cheaper than a PDU. I don't know if you can get anything from this manufacturer; if you can, go for them because they make good quality. But then, you can get PDUs that are switchable like an APC 7920 (see videos on youtube) or one from servertech.com. The prices for those are forbiddingly high, so you have to get lucky on ebay where you can find them for under $100. Those can conveniently be switched via SNMP. I found that I'm _not_ using them to switch power in the rack. There isn't any point in doing that because when I switch off my server, I can't very well switch the PDU anymore because of the way I have things set up, and I just don't need to do that. A really good use case for those is when you have a number of machines that need to be started in a given order, like starting the file server and a couple minutes later the database server before starting the VM server which mounts its storage via NFS and runs VMs that run stuff that uses the database server and/or the storage. So I use PDUs for switching the lights in the room, using my phone via asterisk, and with 'at' (https://linux.die.net/man/1/at). Doing the programming for that was easy to do. If you can get them for under $100, such a PDU is the most cost-effective solution for home automation I could find. The Server Technologies one even has a web interface and counters for how much power has been going through an outlet and fancy stuff like that. You can also get sensors for temperature and humidity (if you can find one). They're kinda overkill, but they're hard to beat
  14. I thought UnRaid uses the caches of ZFS? For an UPS, get a 19" from APC. They make good UPSs which last like forever and you'll probably never have issues getting replacement batteries. With an 850W PSU, you'll probably need at least a 1500VA model. If you have more things to connect to it, you may need to go for a larger one. APC has runtime graphs on their website ... They're expensive. If you can find a used one on ebay and the batteries have been replaced, you can save a lot of money. You can always check what a new battery pack would cost you for a particular model in case you find a used one for a good price that doesn't have new batteries. They are also heavy, so if you're contemplating getting a larger one like 3000VA, you need to figure out how to handle that kind of weight beforehand If you're lucky, you can even find new old stock. Mine was about 7 years old when I bought it; the batteries were replaced and it's as good as new, just a lot cheaper (like 1/3 of normal price).
  15. The Ultrastars look like fine disks. It seems they even made a new version. How do you plan on using the SSDs as cache when you use btrfs? Using disks for cache is something that ZFS (and some hardware RAID cards can use SSDs as cache) can do. Btrfs doesn't. I guess you could have btrfs put the metada on the SSDs, but I wouldn't mess with that. Are you gona post pictures?