- Jun 2, 2012
My Antec True Power Quattro 850W just celebrated its 10th birthday. Re-used in multiple systems that were on 24/7.
I have a HX520 myself and it is an utter POS. It has been faulty since I purchased it but the fault was so difficult to work out that I never got it fixed while it was in warranty.Still have a good ol' Corsair HX620 purchased late '06 that I've moved through a few builds. Currently driving my sister's rig, rockin' a 3770 / GTX 760 combo at the moment, no sweat.
I have a HX520 myself and it is an utter POS. It has been faulty since I purchased it but the fault was so difficult to work out that I never got it fixed while it was in warranty.
Some of these PSU's have faults with the power good signal which can cause system instability when the PSU powers up such as from standby. Most times it is stable but very occasionally it causes system lock ups or in some cases application crashes due to unstable power after the PSU has signal power is good.
I had a Tagan TG480-U01 which recently failed on me after around 16 to 17 years. I now need a replacement for both PSU's.
I still have this PSU running in my moms computer, no issues as of yet. Does make me wonder though since it's now pushing 14 years old!Still have a good ol' Corsair HX620 purchased late '06 that I've moved through a few builds. Currently driving my sister's rig, rockin' a 3770 / GTX 760 combo at the moment, no sweat.
^^that was a nforce2 system. Switched the above PSU to a socket 939 build with 3850 AGP card and same RAM. Still holding about 2% on multimeter with the extra load. So that is 17 years and still going.PC Power & Cooling 425w unit bought march 31, 2004 for $140 running in WinXP rig constantly. Tested under load earlier this year and still within 2% or so on all three rails. Same main board, GPU card, and RAM used throughout. Clean input from industrial UPS is no doubt responsible for longevity of system as a whole.
Funny story when I showed up on day one as a QC specialist for a MV Industrial Switchgear company we had a newbie show up with a cheap meter we told him to throw it out and go get a PO for a $400 Fluke 87 series meter.Recommendation from a old tech: If you don't have any confidence in what you're doing, put the supply in and if everything runs, call it 'good' and get on with your life. Seen too much chit blowed up from misplaced probes or funky $10 Harbor Freight meters.
i just noticed i am still running an original PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 510w ATX. build date is roughly 2003. it started out life running Abit Socket A rigs, currently it is powering a ryzen 1500 system, with a 1060. i guess technically it could register to vote.
NOTE: i have SATA to PCIE adapters on it and i swapped on a 24 pin ATX connector and added the wiring for it at one point in its' life.
i just noticed i am still running an original PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 510w ATX. build date is roughly 2003.
Trust me. It's not worth the risk. I just built a new system with my 10 year old psu. Ran a benchmark, heard a pop, computer shut down, then I smelled smoke.
I fried my gtx 3080 and one of my ram sticks. Still running test to see if anything else is damaged.
I only heard of this happening with cheap PSUs.i have known people that have had PSUs fail and dump 120v across the MB and PC parts. i have abused and killed a number of PSUs and when mine fail they always short to external ground and do not harm ANY components. my THEORY is the surge suppressor that the PSU is plugged into. I have ALWAYS put good surge suppressors (tripp lite ISOBAR) or AIO UPS on my computers. The people that i have seen have component failure usually have a wal-mart power splitter and some of those don't have the ground pin connected to anything.
Feeling pretty bummed about last night, so I started a new thread and covered it more in detail.I only heard of this happening with cheap PSUs.
ie they dont have enough protection or the protection they claim to have doesnt work/exist.
Can you confirm if any of those destructive failures are with reputable PSUs from a well reviewed brand?
so rather you consider old antec, and especially low end old coolmax, as good or not, is anyones guess.
The Chinese have long since figured out a way around that, using concrete.I judge PSU's the old fashioned way, the heavier they are the better the quality.
The Chinese have long since figured out a way around that, using concrete.
Try Cablemod.com. I ordered a full set of cables for my Seasonic and there were options to add more cables if desired. I ordered them to get the whole set to be sleeved, but if you're just looking for one or two, I'm sure they can help you. Or, if you're just wanting the extra for things behind the motherboard tray, you can use the sleeved set and then use the original ones for things that aren't seen.If only I can find a place that sell the extra cables.