Corsair vs EVGA

Corsair vs EVGA: Which PSU is Better?

I’ve seen poor quality power supplies fail in spectacular ways.

In my years of IT work, the smell of burnt plastic from cheap power supplies dying was all too common.

For the fortunate ones, only the PSU was toast. For others, it took the motherboard with it.

It can be tempting to grab a $40 power supply and use the extra cash toward a better graphics card or bigger solid state drive.

Don’t do it!

It’s absolutely worth it to spend a little extra for quality when it comes to your power source.

In the guide that follows, I’ll detail what to look for in your power supply and whether Corsair or EVGA is a better choice for your PC.

Quick Pick: The Corsair RM650x is quiet, reliable, modular, and has plenty of power for most PC’s.

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Watts vs Price – Finding the Right Balance

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APC vs CyberPower

APC vs CyberPower: The Best Battery Backup/UPS

The power cuts out for only a second, but it’s going to take you minutes – if not hours – to get back what you were working on.

A UPS ensures this won’t happen to you.

Over my years of working in IT, I’ve set up more battery backups than I can count.

In this guide, I’ll break down what to look for in a UPS and if you should go with APC or CyberPower.

Quick Pick: CyberPower CP1500AVRLCD if you need plenty of power & run time

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Watts vs VA – Picking the Right Capacity

There are a lot of features separating different Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS’s). None is as important as the capacity.

You’ll see two ratings listed – Watts and VA (volt amperage). They both measure electrical power. Bigger numbers mean more powerful batteries.

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iPhone XS and XS Max

iPhone XS Max vs iPhone 7 Plus

With two years separating the iPhone XS Max and the 7 Plus, there are a lot of differences in Apple’s top models. Are the changes worth an upgrade? Let’s dig in.

Price

I won’t dance around it – the iPhone XS models are expensive – and the XS Max even more so. We’re looking at a $330 launch price increase for the lowest storage model in just two years.

The 7 Plus originally started at $769 for 32GB while the XS Max begins at $1099. Upon announcement of the XS Max, the price of the 7 Plus dropped to $569, for a whopping $520 difference.

Maybe you’re on an older phone and trying to decide between the best available and the two-years-ago best. Or perhaps you already have the 7 Plus and are choosing between paying up for the newest flagship phone or sitting it out til next year. Read on. We’ll see just what has changed over two years.

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