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Should I Replace an old PSU?

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by ValentineRob, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. ValentineRob

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 12, 2011

    Posts: 111

    Looking at a new build soon but was wondering what parts to move form my old rig. Especially my 6-7 year old Silverstone 800w power supply. It has been rock solid, never had any issues with it. So basically is there any reason to buy a new PSU just because it is old?
     
  2. EsaT

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 6, 2008

    Posts: 4,289

    Location: Finland

    You sure it's not 850W?
    What's the precise model number?

    Only 800W Silverstones I know are couple lot more recent models and then pretty much medieval 10+ years old design models.
     
  3. ValentineRob

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 12, 2011

    Posts: 111

    Indeed you are correct. It is a 2011 strider gold 850w.
     
  4. Armageus

    Don

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    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

  5. EsaT

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 6, 2008

    Posts: 4,289

    Location: Finland

    That's Strider Gold S (ST85F-GS) which is newer than original Strider Gold. (ST85F-G)
    Which had all Chemicon/Rubycon capacitors.
    Though Enhance did good job in hiding capacitors under wire spaghetti and heatsinks in that design.