am i asking for trouble

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anaturelover
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am i asking for trouble

Post by anaturelover » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:39 pm

Antec CP-850 850W Cpx Dual Pcb Power Supply Modular ATX12V V2.3 80PLUS Active PFC SLI 120MM Fan

my mobo died and i dont know if the psu is the cause or not.

if i buy new mobo to this uncertain psu, can i break the mobo or what is the worst that can happen?

Olle P
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Re: am i asking for trouble

Post by Olle P » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:46 am

I've got that PSU. It's very overkill in its design (with components better suited for a 1,500 W PSU) so unless the fan is broken (which you can easily replace) there should be no problems.
I expect to keep my PSU running for another decade...

anaturelover
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Re: am i asking for trouble

Post by anaturelover » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:52 pm

thats how i feel about cp 850 but people are saying
juste change it
electronic breack with years
you will break your nw components if you dont change it
no psy should be used more than 10 years.

the real question no one answers is the following
lets say the psu has a probleme , can this arm other components or it just simply does not start?

what would you answer to those comments ?
tx

Olle P
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Re: am i asking for trouble

Post by Olle P » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:23 am

Provided that the PSU puts out "dirty" power or voltages severely out of specs then it can harm the other components.
The probability that the CP-850 will do that is as good as zero!

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Re: am i asking for trouble

Post by anaturelover » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:30 pm

may i know what makes you say that the chances of doing that are close to zero? tx

Olle P
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Re: am i asking for trouble

Post by Olle P » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:46 am

Because the components are so overkill that you pretty much don't use them.
Like driving an extreme supersports car never exceeding 50 kph or revving above 3,000 rpm.

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