Originally Posted by Original Sin
Stop posting this, it's false... power supplies don't degrade, capacitors(low quality ones) do, and they don't degrade with load but with temperature... ie. a high efficiency unit with quality caps and a proper fan profile will suffer no cap degradation running at 100% load for extended periods of time..
Maybe so, but electronic circuits don't last forever. One thing that can contribute to component wear is line noise. No one has 100% Clean power anywhere. That's why power filters exist. Plus if everyone had super clean and stable power there would be no need for power conditioners or battery backups. (in a perfect world)
I've had high quality power supplies crap out after being close to their max wattage (both workstation PSU's and redundant server PSU's) after a year or two of continuous use.
The power supply I'm currently running has had zero issues so far, but I know it won't last forever. I do keep all my toys connected to battery backups.
And don't ever say "Stop posting this" when this is the first time I've posted that, anywhere. Don't troll me.
Br professional, thanks.