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December 4, 2013 8:02:10 AM

I am planing on upgrading my PSU. My current PSU does not have enough connectors for SLI

As far as wattage I know I am fine but what about connectors? Are motherboard architects likely to add any new connectors (24pin->28pin or 10 pin for PCIE?)

Also, will a better PSU make components have better temps for any reason? Perhaps better voltage regulation?

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December 4, 2013 8:09:42 AM

the power connectors have been stable for some time now and in most cases any new connector will be introduced allowing older psu-s to run them with adapters/splitters (see molex to pcieex connectors). so yes, psu s are usually very future proof. they do however wear faster than other components so you'd be lucky to run a psu for more than 5 years even if the new hardware doesnt need more power.
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December 4, 2013 8:14:11 AM

laviniuc said:
the power connectors have been stable for some time now and in most cases any new connector will be introduced allowing older psu-s to run them with adapters/splitters (see molex to pcieex connectors). so yes, psu s are usually very future proof. they do however wear faster than other components so you'd be lucky to run a psu for more than 5 years even if the new hardware doesnt need more power.



Thanks!
Luckily the PSU I am getting has a 10 year warranty :) 

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