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August 1, 2012 3:49:20 PM

I have a Thermaltake 750 watt PS that is 6 years old just wondering if I should be looking at a new one. What is the life span on these things? Years ago I had an OEM PS and it died and took my old Slot A motherboard with it. Gun shy ever since. Thanks.

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August 1, 2012 5:56:58 PM

Thermaltake isn't reputable for their PSUs except for the ToughPower series, so I recommend getting a new one, what's your system specs and budget?
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August 1, 2012 6:52:31 PM

It's better safe than sorry, and especially if you are planning on some hardware changes in the near or distant future. Last thing you want to do is kill a component in your box, and worse yet a shiny new part in your box.
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August 1, 2012 7:24:40 PM

Replace it. It's probably fine, it will lose output capacity over time (for example, it may only be capable of 600W now, which is still enough to run a PC) you can keep it on hand as a spare as long as you keep in mind that it won't output 750W, and don't rely on it too long.
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August 1, 2012 11:54:33 PM

Thanks for the info. Was going to upgrade to either pile driver or ivy bridge in near future.
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August 11, 2012 11:55:44 PM

Best answer selected by chefboyerd23.
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