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need help determining value of an old PSU (750w, 80+ gold cert)

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first of all, i'm sorry if my question has an answer in one of the stickies, i just can't understand the tech terms. if anybody here can explain, i'll be very happy to learn. 

 

hello everybody, it's been a long time since i bought my computer parts and i want to know if my PSU is still relevant today.since i'm having trouble understanding the terms on the tier lists i would like to ask specifically. 

 

ryzen 3900x with 5700 XT build. according to power consumption calculations i don't seem to need more than 550~600 watts. my current PSU exceeds that (@ 750w with 80 plus gold certification), but since it is 7 years old i want to make sure i don't miss any new technology it might not support, if that even works like that on PSUs. 

 

model: Seasonic S12G-750. 750 watts, 80 plus Gold.

 

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Its on the PSU tier list on B+ so it should be fine... but after 7 years you could think about an upgrade just because the age but it should be fine for now

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36 minutes ago, AoutoCooper said:

first of all, i'm sorry if my question has an answer in one of the stickies, i just can't understand the tech terms. if anybody here can explain, i'll be very happy to learn. 

 

hello everybody, it's been a long time since i bought my computer parts and i want to know if my PSU is still relevant today.since i'm having trouble understanding the terms on the tier lists i would like to ask specifically. 

 

ryzen 3900x with 5700 XT build. according to power consumption calculations i don't seem to need more than 550~600 watts. my current PSU exceeds that (@ 750w with 80 plus gold certification), but since it is 7 years old i want to make sure i don't miss any new technology it might not support, if that even works like that on PSUs. 

 

model: Seasonic S12G-750. 750 watts, 80 plus Gold.

 

also added a picture with information on the PSU itself. 

 

IMAG1264.jpg

It's still a good psu but after 7 years I do advice a replacement as psu's lose their strength over time.

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A psu won’t be any weaker than when you first got it, just at greater risk of blowing up. That said it’s really unlikely, but pushing 10 for me is a bit too much.


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41 minutes ago, AoutoCooper said:

first of all, i'm sorry if my question has an answer in one of the stickies, i just can't understand the tech terms. if anybody here can explain, i'll be very happy to learn. 

 

hello everybody, it's been a long time since i bought my computer parts and i want to know if my PSU is still relevant today.since i'm having trouble understanding the terms on the tier lists i would like to ask specifically. 

 

ryzen 3900x with 5700 XT build. according to power consumption calculations i don't seem to need more than 550~600 watts. my current PSU exceeds that (@ 750w with 80 plus gold certification), but since it is 7 years old i want to make sure i don't miss any new technology it might not support, if that even works like that on PSUs. 

 

model: Seasonic S12G-750. 750 watts, 80 plus Gold.

 

also added a picture with information on the PSU itself. 

You don't need to change it, but if your build is all new you might as well sell this as used and get a new one. Technology wise not PSUs are still pretty much the same, with rgb controllers.

 

1 minute ago, Jumballi said:

A psu won’t be any weaker than when you first got it, just at greater risk of blowing up. That said it’s really unlikely, but pushing 10 for me is a bit too much.

Blowing up is a bit extreme..

And it depends on the PSU. I still use a SuperNova 1000W P2, which came with a 10 years warranty in fact and it's very likely to outlive that by far.

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