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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
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.
Incorrect or not, I don't think he meant 20% of the initial rating per year, just 20% of the current rating.
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post #32 of 46
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Incorrect or not, I don't think he meant 20% of the initial rating per year, just 20% of the current rating.
that is what i meant, the percentage was just off by like 15-18%
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Yes, yes, yes, he made a mistake, everyone makes mistakes. Now can you please lay off him? I'd like this thread to remain civil, please.
post #34 of 46
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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
but that even more so invalidates what you said (which you've since apologized for and what not)... because a psu would never die with those factors in. Psus don't lose 5% a year, if so my old 400w psu would have killed itself by now.
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80% of this thread is just flaming. I concur, lets move on to the topic at hand. I think the answers have been addressed but no need for the extra put downs
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Agreed. This is what I hate about OCN lately is all the flaming that has been going on lately... Absolutely pathetic.
 
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post #37 of 46
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but that even more so invalidates what you said (which you've since apologized for and what not)... because a psu would never die with those factors in. Psus don't lose 5% a year, if so my old 400w psu would have killed itself by now.
sorry about any flaming, but i want to understand this

your saying that if a 400w psu lost 5% of the amound it could put out at every year, it would die after 3 years? it would be a 350w psu, if what i said was true even though its not and we all agree on that..

why are you still arguing with it?
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post #38 of 46
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Originally Posted by maxhudson View Post
sorry about any flaming, but i want to understand this

your saying that if a 400w psu lost 5% of the amound it could put out at every year, it would die after 3 years? it would be a 350w psu, if what i said was true even though its not and we all agree on that..

why are you still arguing with it?
I was saying my 400w psu would be dead if it had a 5% power drop as it wouldn't be able to power the frankenstien rig.
post #39 of 46
Dude lay off maxhudson and stop nit picking at what he said. He was trying to make a point that the older a PSU is, a good percentage of the time, the worse it performs compared to newer models. Not because of degrading capacitors, but because of advancing technology. Many 1200W PSU's of 2006 are today considered outdated and poor performers, and may be on par with a good 850W PSU made today by Corsair or Seasonic.

I understand where max is coming from for sure.
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post #40 of 46
I give maxhudson props. His reasoning for cheap resale value is most likely true even if his numbers are off.

Also the power supply is the heart of the computer. It can and will take out all components at once if it so decides. People mostly just do not want to risk that by buying a used PSU. If I buy a used GPU and it dies then I am out the cost of a GPU, but if I buy a used PSU and it dies, I could be out the cost of an entire rig.

Only reason I bought a used PSU for this rig is because I ran out of cash after already purchasing other stuff. I actually bought a used CPU, MOBO, and RAM. The only things new in my rig were the GPU's, DVD Burner, Fan controller, and one fan.

Looking back I wish I would have bought the GPU's used, and got a new PSU instead.
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