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How long does a good brand (Antec) psu last?

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February 21, 2013 6:48:53 PM

I got a 850 watt Antec Quattro. Its 4 years old now, running all day never turned off with 5 delta 15 watt fans. Im about to change my 2 6850 crossfire to a 7950 (its a $40 upgrade :sol:  ). Stupid me missed Newegg's 1200 antec psu for $100 on Black Friday. So now im wondering what to do, I think I should be fine for a year or so. But not sure. Kinda dont want to spend the money but im not sure.
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February 21, 2013 6:54:38 PM

It is still an overkill and will at least last you another year!
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February 21, 2013 6:58:32 PM

chaosgs said:
I got a 850 watt Antec Quattro. Its 4 years old now, running all day never turned off with 5 delta 15 watt fans. Im about to change my 2 6850 crossfire to a 7950 (its a $40 upgrade :sol:  ). Stupid me missed Newegg's 1200 antec psu for $100 on Black Friday. So now im wondering what to do, I think I should be fine for a year or so. But not sure. Kinda dont want to spend the money but im not sure.


Hi - no way of telling for sure, but 6-8yrs from a quality unit is
not out of the question. BTW, no need for 1200w or anything close,
2 6850's (OC 950mhz ver) need only 650w. Std 6850's need even less.
Keep in mind when you do replace, as no need to overspend.

7950 needs only a quality 500w unit.
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February 22, 2013 3:55:45 PM

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