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post #21 of 46
maxhudson=fail at life.

i find it hard to believe that a psu can degrade from 1,000w to 650w in 3 years
 
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maxhudson=fail at life. thats all that needs to be said
arent people to supposed to be helpful around here?

at least i tried..
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post #23 of 46
I think PSU's manufactured today are generally much more reliable than those of the past.

Which is why companies like Corsair, and Silverstone are able to give out warranties that last for 5 or more years

I remember on my Dad's first builds back in the late 90's early 2000's , The PSU would always be the first component to crap out on him

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arent people to supposed to be helpful around here?

at least i tried..
Giving out bad advice on PSU's is really not acceptable on OCN or anywhere else. You can really mess up someone's computer. I admit I have given some effy advice myself, which is why you usually dont find me in the PSU section
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they are worth so little, because over time they lose their power (usually 20% every year if its running 24/7). its just the way it works

a 1000w psu after 1 year will be an 800w psu, then a 640w psu, then a 520w psu and so on...

you have to account for it being a used item, and it not being capable of upholding its origional specifications
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Oh..

Sorry...

I was just trying to help. Why was everyone being so mean about it just because i was wrong? Its not like i made it up... thats what i heard from someone when i was buying my 1000hx...
The main issue is you've just heard it without actually bothering to verify if it's true or false which is an issue. Spreading fud is bad even if one doesn't know they are spreading fud.
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The main issue is you've just heard it without actually bothering to verify if it's true or false which is an issue. Spreading fud is bad even if one doesn't know they are spreading fud.
i guess... i wouldnt have said it though if i had any doubt that it wasnt true... being a **** to me about it seems worse...
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arent people to supposed to be helpful around here?

at least i tried..
I guess you were trying to be helpful, it's just your numbers were amazingly high. I can see why people reacted quickly. Anyhow, I guess you thought it was true, so you said it. It's fine, people are sometimes off the mark. No worries.
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i guess... i wouldnt have said it though if i had any doubt that it wasnt true... being a **** to me about it seems worse...
If I came across as being an ass sorry your highness, but I was not trying to be an ass.
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Well im going to bed

Its always nice to know that people appreciate your efforts...

I apologize to everyone for being wrong.. hope your happy
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they are worth so little, because over time they lose their power (usually 20% every year if its running 24/7). its just the way it works

a 1000w psu after 1 year will be an 800w psu, then a 640w psu, then a 520w psu and so on...

you have to account for it being a used item, and it not being capable of upholding its origional specifications
That's utter rubbish.
So that means my bedroom rig running for 5 years for 12-14 hours a day should be dead by now because the 400W PSU has just degraded itself/divided by zero into nothing?

I call crap.
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That's utter rubbish.
So that means my bedroom rig running for 5 years for 12-14 hours a day should be dead by now because the 400W PSU has just degraded itself/divided by zero into nothing?

I call crap.
thanks for repeating what everyone else said...

and even if i was right you would have around 200w, not 0... you can never have 0 if you have a percentage <100
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