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Hello.

 

I wanted to ask whether a second hand PSU would have a degraded performance.I am not speaking of some months use but of some years (over 3).

 

Also in the product information of this PSU I read of 5 years warranty.

http://www.corsair.com/professional-series-hx1000-80-plus-certified-modular-power-supply.html

 

But in the warranty info I read this:

Professional Series / HX Series™ PSUs have a 7 year warranty

 

What is valid from both? 5 years or 7 years?

 

Thank you very much.

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Sorry, the warranty is only good for the original purchaser and are non transferable.

 

But to answer your original question...even after three years of use they should not degrade much if at all. PSU's built today are not like the PSU's of days gone by where you need to be conscerned with degraded power.

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It would be five years.

 

The AX series is seven years

 

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Power Supplies

 

Professional Series™ Gold / AX Series™ PSUs have a 7 year warranty

Professional Series / HX Series™ PSUs have a 7 year warranty

Enthusiast Series™ / TX Series™ PSUs have a 5 year warranty

Gaming Series™ / GS Series™ PSUs have a 3 year warranty

Builder Series™ / CX Series™ PSUs have a 3 year warranty

HX Series (Models HX520W, HX620, and HX1000) have a 5 year warranty

Enthusiast Series™ (Models VX450, and VX550) have a 5 year warranty

VS Series™ PSUs have a 3 year warranty

 

Why do you say it is 5 years? I am kinda confused now.:confused:

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And I am not trying to rub salt in a sore but if you did not purchase that item from and authorized reseller the warranty would be VOID.

Corsair® Limited Warranty

 

Corsair provides a non-transferable warranty to the purchaser of Corsair hardware product purchased from an authorized Corsair reseller. Corsair warrants that the product will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a specified period commencing on the date of purchase. The warranty period will vary by specific product, as identified in your user documentation, on the product package, or as listed in the attached listing of Corsair Warranty Periods. In the event any of these warranty periods differ, the longest specified warranty period will apply.

 

Except where prohibited by applicable local law, this warranty is limited to the original purchaser and is non-transferable. This warranty provides you with specific legal rights, and you may have additional rights that vary under local laws.

 

In general, this warranty means your Corsair hardware product will operate in accordance with published technical specifications , as specified by its datasheet, and in the operating environment for which it was intended for the length of the warranty period.

 

This version of the warranty applies to products purchased on or after December 31, 2012. For prior versions of the Corsair limited warranty, please contact customer service.

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And I am not trying to rub salt in a sore but if you did not purchase that item from and authorized reseller the warranty would be VOID.

 

I totally understood the "non transferable warranty" disclaimer.I just ask what is the warranty period of HX-1000w PSU. :sunglasse

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Yes, the new series of HX PSU's are seven years. The HX1000 was an older model that only has 5 years on it.

http://www.corsair.com/professional-series-hx1000-80-plus-certified-modular-power-supply.html

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139007

 

Power Supplies

 

Professional Series™ Gold / AX Series™ PSUs have a 7 year warranty

Professional Series / HX Series™ PSUs have a 7 year warranty

Enthusiast Series™ / TX Series™ PSUs have a 5 year warranty

Gaming Series™ / GS Series™ PSUs have a 3 year warranty

Builder Series™ / CX Series™ PSUs have a 3 year warranty

HX Series (Models HX520W, HX620, and HX1000) have a 5 year warranty

Enthusiast Series™ (Models VX450, and VX550) have a 5 year warranty

VS Series™ PSUs have a 3 year warranty

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Ok thanks for clearing this out.

 

I now am on a TX-650 and would like to know how can I find if it will support 2 x ATI Radeon 6870 on crossfire along with the rest of my system or if I need to buy another "stronger" PSU and at what W? Also where can I find the exact A values per Voltage line of Corsair PSU?

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Each card will pull about 230watts under load (you'll probably never see under regular use) so that leaves you a very limited headroom between the rest of the components, this will also depend if your system is overclock which require more power for the CPU and MB. Best is to have at least 850watts or higher.
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