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Estimated PSU life

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Aevum, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Aevum

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    I have a 480watt Bequiet PSU, its a good PSU, its quiet, its stable, and its provided great service, the thing is, i´ve had this PSU since around 2005, i´ve never abused it much, i doubt any of my builds have gone above 350 watt of power consumption, and since i´ve never had any power hungry machines, or Sli/crossfire (which it is ready for), i´ve never found a reason to upgrade or replace it,

    the question is, with 3+ years on its back, is it time to retire it ? or ride it till it dies ?
     
  2. Assassin48 New Member

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    i have had this pc since 2003 and it still goes strong

    i say keep it till it dies on you
     
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    if its still running smooth with no sounds or anything weird i guess its ok to keep it
     
  4. allen337

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    Keep on using it you might get a dud buying new and retireing a good 1
     
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    usualy the fan will die before the power supply.
     
  6. Asylum

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    Unless your going to upgrade another part...I would say stay with what you have!!
     

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