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Originally Posted by Phoenixlight View Post

I don't see why not, it's been designed to be powered on and off and I've never read any articles about that.

Here's where we really need a PSU guru to chime in. I don't really think a PSU is meant to be unplugged. Every time you plug in the PSU to the wall, I'd think it basically is getting hit with a power surge that it has to buck. You are filling the capacitors. Blown caps on a motherboard usually go during start up...plugging in your PSU is the equivalent of its start up

Probably is fine though...I mean it must be designed to handle it at least a few times. I just don't know if it is a good idea to do it daily...or multiple times a day.
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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post

Another thing to think about when using sleep is that if the power goes out (and you don't have a UPS) you will loose any unsaved data since the data is stored in the memory.
Hibernation is the better alternative if you don't have a UPS since everything is saved to the HDD (and it also uses less power, same amount as when the computer is "off"). The only thing is it does take a little longer to come out of hibernation than sleep (but is still quicker than a cold restart).
What "wear and tear" does sleep cause?

Always having power running into the rig. Granted it is a minimal amount but I have heard people argue that it puts "strain" on the parts. Like I said I believe it's a baseless argument because even when it's off there is power running into the machine as long as it's plugged into the wall.
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