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PSU going 10 year + strong!

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by Raelgun, 5 Jun 2021.

  1. Raelgun

    Gangster

    Joined: 26 Jun 2015

    Posts: 198

    I thought it was this year actually, but thought I would give this PSU a 10 year birthday, belated granted now!

    no hiccups so far however looking at current hardware, seems like I will be likely retiring this little unit this year for more power.

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    (if this is the wrong thread, feel free to place it in the correct thread)
     
  2. nlel1975

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 May 2007

    Posts: 1,501

    Yeah it only has 2x PCIe connectors like my trusty Antec Basiq 550W from December 2010. Only reason I replaced is because I wanted 3x PCIe connectors and a bit more horsepower.
     
  3. VaderDSL

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,553

    Location: Manchester

    You’ve obviously jinxed it now :)
     
  4. Journey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,841

    Location: West Midlands

    I just replaced a PSU in a 386 PC that has been in use almost every day of is life, since around 1989, it is used in a factory and controls a really old part of their machinery (metal working).

    PSU's can last decades, they are pretty simple things really, just other things change that make them redundant.
     
  5. turbot1984

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Jan 2012

    Posts: 1,756

  6. watercooledman

    Hitman

    Joined: 12 Jan 2021

    Posts: 887

    Great psu I am still rocking a similar aged corsair one
     
  7. feck199

    Hitman

    Joined: 20 Jul 2005

    Posts: 711

    Still have a Thermaltake toughpower that originally went into a core 2 duo system. It's now in my father in laws pcs.
    Had a friend with something strange going on and they went through about 4 psus before moving house.
     
  8. BobShark

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Jun 2018

    Posts: 229

    Location: Close to the sea, UK

    I have an old seasonic unit that must be knocking a similar age now. It got retired a few years ago in favour of more juice and has been in the garage since. Might dig it out and see if it still lives!
     
  9. HangTime

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 28,845

    Location: Hampshire

    I have the 750W version of that PSU, purchased 2009. Decent unit, I remember buying it from a local competitor because I needed one in a hurry when my NorthQ 850W blew up.
     
  10. Alan McFall

    Associate

    Joined: 11 Jun 2021

    Posts: 57

    Location: Earth

    Got a 480w thermaltake purepower still keeping a 960T BE and R6950 going. The system was OC for a couple of years whilst it was my main system aswell, not a single blip from it.
     
  11. LordBeggar

    Gangster

    Joined: 10 Oct 2020

    Posts: 365

    You should put it in British Museum:D
     
  12. Joxeon

    Soldato

    Joined: 15 Oct 2019

    Posts: 5,485

    Location: Uk

    Personally I would sell it, I got 35 quid for a 10 year old OCZ 750w bronze PSU which meant my new EVGA 750w gold only cost me 65 quid net.
     
  13. LordBeggar

    Gangster

    Joined: 10 Oct 2020

    Posts: 365

    From where did you get evga 750w for £65?
     
  14. Joxeon

    Soldato

    Joined: 15 Oct 2019

    Posts: 5,485

    Location: Uk

    Well it was £100 but worked out at £65 after minusing the £35 I got for my old psu.
     
  15. Raelgun

    Gangster

    Joined: 26 Jun 2015

    Posts: 198

    Just goes to show the hardware can last the test of time, I think components are actually rated for like 15 years of use

    I will be upgrading, in fact I am with a new CPU coming in, I have purchased a 850 watt to soon power the Ryzen 5900X and hopefully a new gpu this year, so need the extra grunt, from what I understand about PSUs is, you ideally want the power usage around 50-80% to be at its most efficient and with new GPUs actually asking for more grunt, well guess it was time, however I may put together a side system for something with the spare parts I have built up, my X99 motherboard and intel 5870K feels a bit outdated thanks to the modern hardware haha.
     
  16. aimless

    Associate

    Joined: 10 Aug 2018

    Posts: 67

    Rock solid psu that
     
  17. liamstears

    Associate

    Joined: 13 Sep 2012

    Posts: 87

    Surprising how long a good quality unit can last if it's looked after and not overloaded