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I've had a trusty OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W PSU for nearly 6 years now, it's outlasted several motherboard, processor and case changes. On average (read: Web Browsing/Work) load it pulls in less than 200W and has never given me a cause for concern.

I do game, and I'll likely go SLI in the near future for PLP display set-up. Likely grab a cheap 560Ti here on OCN.

I've always believed that the PSU is the one place you can't scrimp for cheap. I've just got home from a mate's who had a brand new PSU (****ty case freebie) blow on him. It's got me thinking, is it worth replacing or shall I keep it plodding forward?

I'm likely to go for one of the new HX850 golds, with the new certification I can't see all that much reason to chose a AX series.

EDIT: It's probably worth noting my rig sometimes sits on for months at a time.
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if its 6 years old i would lean towards a new PSU. if you want to go for SLI in the future i say maybe 750W 800 at most if you do want to stay on a budget
 
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I would get a new one, but if it works perfectly, why bother? Once it fails, I think it's time for an upgrade.
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if thats what makes you feel comfortable then thats fine smile.gif
 
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post #5 of 24
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Thanks. Not sure what effect capitator aging and such has on PSUs. I also currently have 4 HDDs sitting alongside an SSD and I'll likely be chucking in a couple more drives in the future as well.

Should get away with something like the HX750 right?
    
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I have a stealthxtreme in my other rig and it's still working as intended, after so many years. I dont think that you need to replace it, especially if you are only pulling around 200 watt on average.

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Originally Posted by Evilsplashy View Post

I would get a new one, but if it works perfectly, why bother? Once it fails, I think it's time for an upgrade.

You don't want a PSU failing since it could bring many components with it, especially an old one.

At this price, this PSU is an obvious choice. Great performance, enough for two 7970s/680s and an amazing price:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182264
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I haven't heard of Rosewill before, I'm very much someone who sticks to brands I've had good experience with in the past. I probably don't want to stray from Corsair/OCZ if possible, though there's a few other brands I'd consider.
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I have a stealthxtreme in my other rig and it's still working as intended, after so many years. I dont think that you need to replace it, especially if you are only pulling around 200 watt on average.
They're reliable as hell. I do have long gaming sessions time to time but I haven't seen over 400W use from my entire set-up (that's periphs too).
    
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You don't want a PSU failing since it could bring many components with it, especially an old one.
At this price, this PSU is an obvious choice. Great performance, enough for two 7970s/680s and an amazing price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182264

Y U SO FAST?!!!

I was going to recommend the same thing.

Rosewill is Newegg's brand. It has performed better than some Corsairs in some tests.

Gold rated as well
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post #10 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowmen View Post

You don't want a PSU failing since it could bring many components with it, especially an old one.
At this price, this PSU is an obvious choice. Great performance, enough for two 7970s/680s and an amazing price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182264
Yeah. I guess so. Lol. Maybe it is time for an upgrade.
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