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Old January 3, 2012, 07:49 AM
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I'm folding on an Earthwatts 375W that my friends bought in 2007 and later gave back to me. It didn't come with an 8-Pin CPU so I took the wires out of the PCI-E 6-pin and attached them to the 8-pin plug of a 8-pin CPU extension cable. (breaking several paper clips in the process)
If you're careful about how the rails are distributed you can extend the life of the PSU by finding creative ways to accomodate the new connectors.

Note that in my answer "dies" also means any form of instability or very bad efficiency due to something getting old. However I won't say you have to replace any component after X time - it's not like laptop batteries or something that degrade after 1-3 years.
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