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View Poll Results: How long would you run a power supply? Specifics in post 1.
2 years 2 2.90%
3 years 7 10.14%
4 years 4 5.80%
5 years 5 7.25%
>5 years 8 11.59%
I just leave it till it dies 37 53.62%
YOU monitor voltage and will swap it when there are problems 4 5.80%
Other…please share in a post 2 2.90%
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Old February 2, 2012, 06:50 PM
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For me they become backup PSUs after a couple of years, then I get a call from a friend "whaaah, my PSU died because its completely clogged with cat hair!! What am I going to do??" so I lend it to them and they can fill it with cat hair and never give it back.

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Old February 3, 2012, 03:52 AM
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Still have an Enermax 365W going here from 2001, run pretty much continuously. Retirement will be when that machine finally is upgraded to something that requires the enhanced ATX power connector.

Actual system power requirements seem to be falling these days.
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Old February 3, 2012, 07:38 AM
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My 650W Ocz GamexStream blew out in the first 2-3 years. I think it was just a bad batch, but that's the last time I'm purchasing a power supply from them.
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Old February 3, 2012, 09:04 AM
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My 650W Ocz GamexStream blew out in the first 2-3 years. I think it was just a bad batch, but that's the last time I'm purchasing a power supply from them.
Surprisingly, my OCZ mod x stream 700 is still alive and well, powered my q9400/GTX275 rig for 4 years, then powered my i7 950/SLI 460 for over 1 1/2 years, and now has powered my gf's g620 duel core/210GT rig for over a year now, going to die idling on her machine lol, idles under 55 watts, full load is around 140 watts. Also, dads enermax 550 has powered a core 2 duo/9800GT going on it's 6th year, fan was making some bad noises, but I peeled the sticker back and oiled the fan so even that is still running. The only PSU that tried to fail on me was in my first rig i made (q9400/GTX275) it was an apevia 550 watt, and in under one year the cheezy blue LED apevia fan gave out (bought 6 of those blue apevia fans, every one died in under 1 year) replaced the fan with a delta i had lying around, and it is still alive in my aunt's PC.
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Old February 3, 2012, 11:28 AM
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I have a PC Power & Cooling 610 Silencer. Its about 5 years old. And is going strong so far in my gaming rig!!!!
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