Best hardware for a replacement desktop?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Tue Jul 23 18:44:42 UTC 2019

On Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:18:48 -0400, Aryeh Friedman wrote:
>Since there is only a $15 (at most) between 450/600 W (roughly the
>same price range) and 850 W I mightiest well do overkill

Regarding the PSU I'm in favour of overkill, too, if fundable. I'm
surprised about the minimal price differences. I would take a look at
the Ampere available on the secondary side.

While I disagree with Paul Pathiakis regarding the "overkill", he has
good a good point: "efficiency"

Consumption on the primary side doesn't say much about what you get on
the secondary side.


For audio gear I'm still in favour of ring core transformer or even
normal transformer baser power supplies. However, slowly but surely
switched-mode power supplies gain the upper hand, even in my audio home
studio. To be honest, I don't really suffer from the meassurable
issues caused by switched-mode power supplies, they don't affect audio
productions, but actually in the last years I needed to repair more
switched-mode power supplies, than taken together all repairs on my
audio gear + the audio and video gear when working as an engineer, I had
to do within the last decades.

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