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HX1200W Used for Mining for around 100$ good deal??

7 minutes ago, Promosss said:

I'm thinking of upgrading my PSU but i've never needed that much power. It's just with the PSU prices going crazy around the world i'm thinking if this is a good deal then why not.

Assume he ran his mining system 24/7 near the full capacity of the PSU for a year. It will definitely wear out the components inside. On the other hand, if your PC only draws 300-400w at max load. That PSU should be just fine and safe to use.

 

However if you have a high power system, e.g. draws 600-700w. I probably will skip that PSU.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, I'm eyeing a HX1200W for around 100$ used.

But the seller stated that it has been used for mining for around a year.

Can mining impact PSU's quality/performance?

Is this a good deal?

Thanks before.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Deli said:

Why do you need a 1200w PSU?

I'm thinking of upgrading my PSU but i've never needed that much power. It's just with the PSU prices going crazy around the world i'm thinking if this is a good deal then why not.

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7 minutes ago, Promosss said:

I'm thinking of upgrading my PSU but i've never needed that much power. It's just with the PSU prices going crazy around the world i'm thinking if this is a good deal then why not.

Assume he ran his mining system 24/7 near the full capacity of the PSU for a year. It will definitely wear out the components inside. On the other hand, if your PC only draws 300-400w at max load. That PSU should be just fine and safe to use.

 

However if you have a high power system, e.g. draws 600-700w. I probably will skip that PSU.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Deli said:

Assume he ran his mining system 24/7 near the full capacity of the PSU for a year. It will definitely wear out the components inside. On the other hand, if your PC only draws 300-400w at max load. That PSU should be just fine and safe to use.

For now yes around 300-400w. In the future maybe just about 600-650w max when i upgrade my GPU. So it should run just fine then, thanks for the answer.

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A HX1200 for $100 is not a bad price, but if your system only uses up to 350W then there's not much point buying it over a brand new 550W unit for <$100 that would come with warranty. If your system actually requires a 1200W PSU, then you've probably spent several thousand dollars on the system and there's no point trying to save a quick buck by buying a heavily used 2nd hand PSU.

 

One of the concerns with mining rigs is the high temperature environment they could be left to run in 24/7. If it's out in their tin shed with 50 other mining machines it's going to be HOT! Excessive heat will wear components faster.

Other concern is if they overload the cables using splitters and adapters trying to plug in more graphics cards than they should. End up with bad connectors, fried pins, melted cables. Especially if they're stupid enough to try powering GPUs off peripheral cables.


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4 hours ago, Spotty said:

A HX1200 for $100 is not a bad price, but if your system only uses up to 350W then there's not much point buying it over a brand new 550W unit for <$100 that would come with warranty. If your system actually requires a 1200W PSU, then you've probably spent several thousand dollars on the system and there's no point trying to save a quick buck by buying a heavily used 2nd hand PSU.

 

One of the concerns with mining rigs is the high temperature environment they could be left to run in 24/7. If it's out in their tin shed with 50 other mining machines it's going to be HOT! Excessive heat will wear components faster.

Other concern is if they overload the cables using splitters and adapters trying to plug in more graphics cards than they should. End up with bad connectors, fried pins, melted cables. Especially if they're stupid enough to try powering GPUs off peripheral cables.

I also have a deal on EVGA 1300 W G1 for 70 euros...used for mining..but now I think I'll pass that deal,though that PSU is good one..

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