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    New Power Supply

    Hi I was wondering if i would need a new power supply, i am upgrading my rig and i have an old Enermax Galaxy 1000w power supply. in all i think it will cost me £700 which i have saved, a new power supply 1500w would cost extra £200. All reviews for the power supply are 2006 2007 time

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    Re: New Power Supply

    Nope.

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    Re: New Power Supply

    Sice a debacle a few years ago with a dodgy Corsair HX PSU, I replace my power supplies at either 3 years for "standard" quality PSUs, and 5 or perhaps 6 years for a quality one. Currently I'm on a Seasonic X-560, so it'll be perhaps late next year when I replace it.

    I suggest shining a torch inside the PSU to see whether you can find any bulging capacitors. If everything looks OK, then keep using it. If it has been used in a very hot or stressful environment, then perhaps consider replacing it as a precautionary measure.

    Other people will have a different perspective, and they might perhaps be right: if it works fine, keep using it, chances are it'll be fine.

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    Re: New Power Supply

    Quote Originally Posted by smargh View Post
    Sice a debacle a few years ago with a dodgy Corsair HX PSU, I replace my power supplies at either 3 years for "standard" quality PSUs, and 5 or perhaps 6 years for a quality one. Currently I'm on a Seasonic X-560, so it'll be perhaps late next year when I replace it.

    I suggest shining a torch inside the PSU to see whether you can find any bulging capacitors. If everything looks OK, then keep using it. If it has been used in a very hot or stressful environment, then perhaps consider replacing it as a precautionary measure.

    Other people will have a different perspective, and they might perhaps be right: if it works fine, keep using it, chances are it'll be fine.
    Thanks; will keep my old power supply for now as it is working fine, just concerned as it over 6 years old

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    Re: New Power Supply

    Quote Originally Posted by Andidia View Post
    Thanks; will keep my old power supply for now as it is working fine, just concerned as it over 6 years old
    Your question was valid and your concern for your components admirable. But regards to the change, I must repeat what other members said before me: No need to change.

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    Re: New Power Supply

    Your PSU will be fine. It is a high end model, albeit from 2007ish. It should be fine for you for years to come, as long as it has the correct connectors for your system.

    You really do not need a 1500w PSU either.
    A 8 core PC with 3 x GTX Titans would not even use 1500w of power.
    I work for Antec - if you've any questions or ideas please do not hesitate to give me a shout!

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    Re: New Power Supply

    Quote Originally Posted by acemodder View Post
    Your PSU will be fine. It is a high end model, albeit from 2007ish. It should be fine for you for years to come, as long as it has the correct connectors for your system.

    You really do not need a 1500w PSU either.
    A 8 core PC with 3 x GTX Titans would not even use 1500w of power.
    Yeah power supply's are often overspeced. I think OP would be fine with a good quality 650W tbh.

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    Re: New Power Supply

    That PSU will be completely fine handling that system, and was quite high end at the time, so it should work reliably.

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    Re: New Power Supply

    Definitely keep the unit, no reason to upgrade at all.

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