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Replace 7 year old PSU?

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by AMDPower, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. AMDPower

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 24, 2004

    Posts: 1,888

    Hi

    I was wondering if its worth changing my PSU? I currently have a Antec HCP-1200w psu and it has been nothing short of amazing, to be honest I have never used more than 250-260ww from this thing at any one time and that is under load. Like i mentioned never had a problem with it and I am about to do a new Ryzen build and was thinking it might be best just to replace is as a precaution just encase it goes boom.

    I was thinking of getting a Seasonic Prime Ultra titanium but this is £260 almost

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/seas...-titanium-modular-power-supply-ca-063-ss.html

    but for £50 less I can get Seasonic prime platinum

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/seas...-platinum-modular-power-supply-ca-05y-ss.html

    I cant seem to figure out what the difference is between the Prime Ultra and just normal Prime series apart from titanium? Not sure if its worth buying titanium and 300w less or get platinum with 300w more and £50 less?

    I do leave my computer on 24-7 mostly in sleep mode but generally never shut down. I really need something that will give me room to expand to thread ripper type platform and dual GPU with water cooling in the future.

    Thanks all
     
  2. Kelt

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 14, 2007

    Posts: 7,425

    Location: With the færies

    I bought my PSU (in sig) on 22/11/2007.

    It works fine so I keep using it.

    Why replace something if it works?
     
  3. EsaT

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 6, 2008

    Posts: 3,972

    Location: Finland

    It's good PSU made from quality components so no need to replace it.

    Using sleep mode is good thing, because efficiency during idling could be below 75%.
     
  4. AMDPower

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 24, 2004

    Posts: 1,888

    Thanks guys

    Yeah you are both correct, was just worried if thing went boom one day and take out my shiny new equipment. But will keep it for a while longer. The only real reason i want to upgrade is because its not fully modular and I really want a neat and tidy case this time round. But will now wait for sea sonic to release a 1300w version of the Ultra Prime Titanium.
     
  5. AMDPower

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 24, 2004

    Posts: 1,888

    wow that is amazing working for almost 11 years.
     
  6. smsmasters

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 26, 2004

    Posts: 3,010

    I have a PSU from 2001 still working fine.
     
  7. Doogles

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 22, 2014

    Posts: 3,528

    I'd just use it until the warranty runs out, if you get a 10 year warranty then it should be capable of doing so, otherwise the manufacture would get far to many RMA's. If you have cheap hardware then continue using it, if you get a new build replace IMO.
     
  8. Wingz

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 29, 2003

    Posts: 2,614

    Location: Cardiff

    still using the Seasonic M12-600W which i brought in 2007 and Will also buy the Seasonic focus plus 750w for my next upgrade.
     
  9. Hades

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 20,117

    Location: Surrey and London

    I have a seasonic from about 2008. It was second hand then. It's been used several hours a day ever since. Still running fine. I am looking for another one simply because it's not modular.
     
  10. GWANGY

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 25, 2017

    Posts: 175

    Location: london

    Antec earthwatts ... a really good supply .. just seemed to ooze quality.
    With an old supply isnt there some probability of incompatibility with haswell ++ and sleep mode ? i.e the cpu draws sp little power the system shuts itself down?? iirc
     
  11. Doogles

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 22, 2014

    Posts: 3,528

    Yeah there can be but I think most BIOS have the option for older PSU's, personally I never use sleep so that wouldn't bother me.
     
  12. EsaT

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 6, 2008

    Posts: 3,972

    Location: Finland

    Only bad to start with PSUs would have had any problem with that.
    Idle consumption of CPUs dropped to few watts already during Core 2 era and if that lowering further was enough to destabilize PSU it was total crap already then.
     
  13. Skorpion

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 5, 2010

    Posts: 214

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Corsair AX1600i is a good psu :)