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My current system in my sig used to run 3 GTX 580's and therefore has a 1200w psu, I have a new EVGA SuperNova G2 1000w new in the box that I bought for a future build.
Due to some unexpected medical issues that I now have to pay lots of money on my new build will be put off for 1.5 years.
would it be worth the time and effort to remove the large 1200w psu that is now 6 years old and install the 1000w that is brand new? also would it really save on my electric bill and any other reasons.
I know the 1000w is more than I need also but I can't exchange it as I bought it 5 months ago with some other items, and I like lots of power smile.gif and my future build will have 2 gpu's and lot's of drives and fans.
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The PSU won't change your electricity bill because it won't pull less power from the wall outlet. A PSU will only pull from the wall outlet what it needs to pull in order to be able to deliver the power that the computer is demanding from it.

 

The AX1200 is also a very high-end PSU, so it should still have a lot of life left in it. With your extremely low power consumption, you'd be much better off just leaving it - especially since it's sleeved (according to your sig rig).

 

So, just keep the G2 in your closet or something (somewhere climate-controlled) and then if the day comes where you really do need it, it will be there waiting for you all brand new and never used.



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The PSU won't change your electricity bill because it won't pull less power from the wall outlet. A PSU will only pull from the wall outlet what it needs to pull in order to be able to deliver the power that the computer is demanding from it.

The AX1200 is also a very high-end PSU, so it should still have a lot of life left in it. With your extremely low power consumption, you'd be much better off just leaving it - especially since it's sleeved (according to your sig rig).

So, just keep the G2 in your closet or something (somewhere climate-controlled) and then if the day comes where you really do need it, it will be there waiting for you all brand new and never used.

Great, thank you. I will just keep it in then, and yes it is sleeved, I also have sleeved for the G2. I just love sleeved cables biggrin.gif
thanks again for your help. Hopefully I can get my new build sooner but only time will tell.



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Great, thank you. I will just keep it in then, and yes it is sleeved, I also have sleeved for the G2. I just love sleeved cables biggrin.gif
thanks again for your help. Hopefully I can get my new build sooner but only time will tell.

 

You're welcome!

 

Yeah, that's depressing that you will have to wait (especially since it's due to medical issues), but good things come to those who wait. :) It might even make it even sweeter due to having to wait so long.



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You're welcome!

Yeah, that's depressing that you will have to wait (especially since it's due to medical issues), but good things come to those who wait. smile.gif It might even make it even sweeter due to having to wait so long.


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