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Old January 3, 2012, 05:39 AM
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Default POLL: How long would you run a power supply before replacing it?

As the title states I am curious to see how long everyone would run a power supply before they would swap it out.

To keep variables down lets say it is a quality power supply (a mix of various good caps in it), running 16hrs a day (12hrs low load, say 10-15% of max, and 4 hrs high load, lets go with 80% of max). Doesn't matter if over time the rest of the system gets upgraded with the same power supply or if the system stays the same we will say the loads and usage hours remain constant and you have no need for a more powerful power supply. It has all the connectors you will ever need. Pretend that over time the system hold some value....you don't want the computer to fry.
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