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Keep 10 year old old Corsair HX520? Or take new EVGA 650W G2?

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by HippoTank, May 2, 2018.

  1. HippoTank

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    Joined: Apr 27, 2018

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    So I've built a new PC for my gf, and ordered her an EVGA 650W g2. It just struck me that I've had my Corsair HX520 for 10 years now with absolutely no problem. Should I keep the new EVGA one and give her the Corsair?

    AT first it seemed like a no brainer, but a few things have been on my mind...
    • The fact that my current PSU has given me no trouble
    • I've read some things on EVGA regarding "Hold-up time" issues
    • Personal attachment :(
    So what would you guys do?
     
  2. Glanza

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 7,949

    Location: South Yorkshire

    Keep yours and give her the new one, plugging your 10 year old one into new parts may upset it.
     
  3. HippoTank

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    Joined: Apr 27, 2018

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    Yeah it's stuff like that I was thinking about. I mean, it has been part of about 3 systems now, with this latest build for about a year. It just seems settled and happy now though xD
     
  4. wedrum

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 11, 2016

    Posts: 3,161

    Location: Cheshire

    Nothing wrong with that hx520w used many of them over the years to power new rigs.
     
  5. Slam

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 6, 2011

    Posts: 900

    Corsair PSUs are for life and the way components are becoming more power efficient and SLI/Crossfire is essentially no more - the hx520w should be plenty good enough for a while.
     
  6. Habakkuk

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 7, 2017

    Posts: 843

    That's a pretty solid PSU, I'd keep it if I were you.
     
  7. HippoTank

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    Joined: Apr 27, 2018

    Posts: 33

    Decided to keep it, thanks for the advice all :)