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    Default Rosewill Hercules 1600S power supply

    https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E1681718...82E16817182251

    I have less then 100$ total in this thing. How would you test it?

    Old reviews claim all Japanese capacitors. Is that likely 6-7 years after it's inception (and hundreds of dollars less)?

    For the sake of argument what would it cost to recap the unit with Japanese caps?

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    Rosewill is known for making really good PSUs, so if the one you have is old, and powers up, then you are more than likely A-OK and can trust it.

    I think the real question is why you need 1600 watts of power for your rig. Few people need more than 600W

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    It's not old, I just bought it. I was wondering if they still used Japanese caps as they did in the early models. No mention in the description. I didn't even peruse the supplied documentation. Back in 2012-2013 iinm they were 400$.

    I just get crazy with certain accoutrements. My only rig currently is an old dual socket 771. It has an 850 watt Xion p/s currently that so far is doing fine. I don't care if that mobo gets fried. I have about 80$ total into it. And it served to get me up to speed on computer building, as I hadn't done it in ~17 years. Learned quite a bit, still much to be learned of course. I'll put the Herc inside the box and hope I don't go up in smoke. I know at least that I will be feeling all 1600 watts once I throw the switch.

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