Happy 11th Birthday PSU!!!

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by Zetrox2k, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Zetrox2k

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    Morning all!

    Hope you will all join me in wishing my PSU a happy 11th birthday!

    On this day, 11 years ago a built my first serious gaming rig with these specs

    Q9550K
    4 GB Ram,
    3 x SLI Asus GTX 280
    Asus P5N-T Deluxe Tri SLI board
    Kandalf Case

    ...but the real hero of this build is the PSU. A 1200w Gigabyte Odin Pro 1200w modular monster. Since this glorious day in 2008, this PSU has moved across EVERY SINGLE MAIN BUILD SINCE. I estimate about 7 of them, and is currently powering my current gaming rig, an i7 8700k, 32GB Ram, Aorus GTX 1080Ti Xtreme, Aorus Z370 Motherboard.

    I run my builds HARD. I can assure you every build ive had has had an uptime of a minimum 95%. This 5% deduction would be turning it off for maintenance, upgrades, moving houses, or taking it back and forth to LAN parties. Basically I almost NEVER switch my PC off. So technically this PSU has been running for over 100,000 hours.

    To this day, voltages on every rail are SPOT ON. Fans have never skipped a beat. I will never stop using this PSU until it officially dies.

    Yes, I know i sound like a proud dad bragging about his 11 year old's accomplishments.

    Let's all knock on some metaphorical wood that it doesnt suffer a catastrophic failure as I write this...
     
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  2. /invariance\

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    Cheers to Odin’s 11th birthday :)
     
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  3. Hotrod2go

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    Good one. They don't make em' like they use too!
     
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  4. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Until they add another connector that you don't have :p
     
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    Zetrox2k

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    Hahahaha lol. well for the moment im sporting plenty of sata, 2 x 8pin cpu connectors, and 8 x 8 pin PCIe connectors!
     
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  6. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Should be safe for a while longer : )
     
  7. Privatteer

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    While I was never able to ascertain for certain that it was the PSU I had a massive power glitch that literately smoked connectors and multiple drives, after adding a SSD this year.
    The Antec PSU was found to be 11 years old as well.
    Offload its rails were stable and it was not overloaded but I was not game to try it with the new motherboard.
     

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