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April 27, 2012 4:09:53 AM

Hi All

I will be upgrading from my i5-750 to an i5-3570k in the coming months; I've had my current PSU, an old Seasonic 650W, for some 2,5 years now and I am wondering if this would be the right occasion to swap it out for a new PSU ?

My understanding is that PSUs loose power/ burn-out/ lose capacity (whatever the technical term is) over time, hence my question.

Thank you in advance :) 

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a c 158 ) Power supply
April 27, 2012 11:19:58 AM

Great PSU and a Seasonic PSU will last a long time; you don't need to replace it.
a b ) Power supply
April 27, 2012 11:48:42 AM

Agreed. No need to replace it.
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a b ) Power supply
April 27, 2012 11:52:23 AM

3rd. No need to replace :)  650w is plenty of power and as previous said, SeaSonic make fantastic quality PSU's.
April 27, 2012 12:03:06 PM

Excellent, thank you for your input - I will hold on to it for yet another CPU generation then. Any suggestions as to when I should get a PSU - another 2 years or so?

Thanks
a c 243 ) Power supply
April 27, 2012 12:03:28 PM

Luer said:
Hi All

I will be upgrading from my i5-750 to an i5-3570k in the coming months; I've had my current PSU, an old Seasonic 650W, for some 2,5 years now and I am wondering if this would be the right occasion to swap it out for a new PSU ?

My understanding is that PSUs loose power/ burn-out/ lose capacity (whatever the technical term is) over time, hence my question.

Thank you in advance :) 

At stock clocks you will be decreasing your power consumption, significantly
3570K when loaded uses less power than a 2500K
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core-i7-37...

2500K uses a good deal less power than an I5-750 750
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-power-consumptio...

Overclocking could make you match the power consumption of the I5-750, not an issue even if you surpassed that

Have had my Seasonic built Corsair 620 for 6 years, multiple builds, still going strong

Only if you're just looking to burn money


Um, yea, capacitor aging , it does exist, many people go way overboard in thier determination of it's effects
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