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Building a new PC soon, pretty much keeping everything in the sig but upgrading to a 7700k with a new mobo and RAM of course.

I currently have a 6 year old Corsair HX750 that has 1 more year on the warranty.. It probably can't do 750w any longer, but I come nowhere close to 750w anyways. Since my HDD has always been powered by the PSU, it seems I have 24k hours of the PSU powering my PC while it's on. I love the PSU, there's been absolutely nothing wrong with it, but I don't know if I should keep going with it. Do note I have the older model. It's not rated 80 plus gold, but rather silver.





I'd love to cheap out a little, so help me end my dilemma please.




For reference, the older model looks like this:

Edit: Just realized there is nearly the same exact thread below mine. I still have a dilemma after reading it. tongue.gif
Edited by RuneDunes - 3/19/17 at 11:09pm
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I would have the same question if I were in your position, and I really don't know the answer. On one hand, it should be fine. On the other, you're investing in new parts and so perhaps you should put the HX750 in a closet as a backup and get a new PSU. Of course, that raises the question of whether you can afford to add another ~$100 to the cost of this upgrade.

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I would have the same question if I were in your position, and I really don't know the answer. On one hand, it should be fine. On the other, you're investing in new parts and so perhaps you should put the HX750 in a closet as a backup and get a new PSU. Of course, that raises the question of whether you can afford to add another ~$100 to the cost of this upgrade.

Maybe more like $80, I'm considering a 650w. The thing is, I already have a backup PSU that is actually somewhat decent. The HX750 is a very decent unit, so I was thinking continuing using it until it dies or defects. Good PSUs die peacefully right? That's the only concern I have about reusing it.
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HX is still pretty good. I'm still rocking a rm
    
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HX is still pretty good. I'm still rocking a rm

 

His HX is different. It's much older and nowhere near the same as the HX units you're familiar with.

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Maybe more like $80, I'm considering a 650w. The thing is, I already have a backup PSU that is actually somewhat decent. The HX750 is a very decent unit, so I was thinking continuing using it until it dies or defects. Good PSUs die peacefully right? That's the only concern I have about reusing it.

 

What do you have for a backup?

 

Good PSUs like this should die harmlessly, but there's never any guarantee with that.

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It's an Antec Earthwatts 650. Pretty old too, around 2008, but barely used. Been looking at some EVGA Supernovas, man, fully sleeved cables look so good.
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It's an Antec Earthwatts 650. Pretty old too, around 2008, but barely used. Been looking at some EVGA Supernovas, man, fully sleeved cables look so good.

 

Oh yeah, that was a fairly decent PSU in its day. Of course, the HX750 would be a far better backup PSU. Those SuperNOVA G3s are based on the new Super Flower Leadex II which is just about the best of the best right now.

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I'm still rocking my PC P&C 950w from circa 2010 ish I think? Granted I bought it to run tri fire 7970's back in their golden days, and my system draws nowhere near 950w. I'd say if budget is a concern, I personally wouldn't worry about it, upgrade PSU at a later point when its affordable. I wouldn't let a PSU be your concern with upgrades with the HX750 being what you have already.

Just my opinion though.
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I've got a 10+ year old HX520 still going without nary a hiccup. I think u are probably still good to run that HX750 for a couple more years. For the quality of the HX units, if they don't fail early on, they will gracefully go downhill, or trip a protective circuit. Bigger risk is wearing down connectors and modulars.

Save the money over the next couple of years and get a sexy new one like a G3, PCP&C, Sea, FSP - or whatever's awesome.
   
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