Question How long should I keep my PSU

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I'm looking to upgrade my computer early next year. One component that I was going to reuse is my Seasonic PSU. It's a 1200 watt fully modular Platinum unit that has been rock solid. However, I purchased it in 2014, and it's been in use nearly 24/7 since then. Do I need to start worrying about its age? Or should I be OK using it in another build?
 
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My 850W gold unit has been with me for the past 3 years... Has powered an FX-8350, now powers an i5-7400 setup, and will soon power my new build.
I'd say that if your 1200W PSU is doing fine, than no need to worry, yet.

If its not presenting any issues, than I'd keep it for a while yet.
 

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Keep running it untill you notice any issues,

A good quality PSU like that could keep going for ages especially as its a 1200w , and your system is probably using half of that.

Why throw away good money.
 
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Thanks for all the answers! Those that guessed that I probably aren't using most of its rated power are right. I originally bought it because I used to run two video cards in SLI. I haven't done that since I had two GTX 670's.
 

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