• PC Building

    SSD SATA vs SSD NVMe, What’s the difference?

    “just because it is a M.2 drive it doesn’t mean it is NVME.” I’m building a new PC and need a refresher on SSD’s in 2019. Firstly lets explain a few tech terms. SATA is a computer bus interface that connects host bus adapters to mass stroage devices such as hard disk drives, optical and ssd’s. SATA 3.0 can achieve speeds of up to 6 Gbps or 600 MB/s. SATA 2.0’s speed is up to 3 Gbps or 300 MB/s. Traditional spinning hard drives of 5200 RPM connected via SATA 3.0 achieve speeds of around 250 MB/s and 7200 RPM 350 MB/s. M.2 is a form factor. M.2 drives can…

  • PC Building

    Powerful power supplies

    I was building a new PC for a client. The thought came across, how powerful should it be? Here is some interesting info I have found. A PSU will ONLY use from the source what is being drawn by the system load. A PSU that runs warm/hot draws more power. Therefore: It is far more economical to run a higher watt PSU than a lower watt an the system components will always run cooler when there is a PSU installed that is well overrated for the system. The more efficient your PSU, the less noise it will make, the less power it will draw, and the less it will cost.…