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    Quote Originally Posted by ehume View Post
    True for new builds, but not true if you still use your old motherboard.
    Apologies to resurrect this but would really appreciate your wisdom.

    I was hoping to future-proof my PSU but if we are going DDR5 and will require a new PSU anyway, am I right in thinking it's impossible to future-proof? Is my research correct in that currently there are no ATX12VO relevant PSU's available to the workstation/desktop market?

    Huge thanks in advance - much appreciated.

    EDIT: spellings

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    We cannot know the future, so "future-proofing" is not a valid option. Go with the Mask's second set of recommendations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mawvius View Post
    I was hoping to future-proof my PSU but if we are going DDR5 and will require a new PSU anyway
    Why will DDR5 require a new PSU? Power supplies these days are just a source of power (as opposed to voltage) as on-board voltage regulators produce the voltage needed. Then again that is good reason to go to a single voltage supply.

    My own 10 year old HP Compaq 8000 uses a 12V supply and the hard drives are powered off the mother board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Why will DDR5 require a new PSU
    Yeah - it's difficult to gage. Here's Intels design guide if you are interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mawvius View Post
    Yeah - it's difficult to gage. Here's Intels design guide if you are interested.
    If you look through our forums, you can see that the ATX12VO has already been linked and discussed.

    You also bumped an old thread with off topic discussion (one person mentioned ATX12VO and you felt that it was your opportunity to bring it up again in the thread). You should start a new thread when looking for new advice for you. There's a reason why sites like Reddit lock down threads after they're stagnant for a month or two.

    Welcome to the forums, but please adhere to common sense forum etiquette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehume View Post
    Mask's second set of recommendations.
    Thanks - yeah, those 3 are already in my top 5 (wish I'd found this site earlier.)

    Ha - I wasted many hours researching before realising we may be switching to something like ATX12VO so would possibily need to replace anyway.

    Just gotta pick one now which is near impossible for some one so indecisive as me. (PcPartPicker came in with the lowest estimate of 768W so figured 850W would allow future additions.)

    Firgured to aim for semi-passive as the abiant temperature is fairly cold. Corsair RMi is currently in the lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    bumped an old thread
    Ahh - yeah. Whoops - sorry.

    Think I caught a bit too caught up in the ralisation so many hours of research may have partly gone to waste. (Usefull to know a 5 week old thread is too old aswell - cheers.)

    My forum etiquette is usually pretty good but it would transpire it all went out the window on this occasion through the mist of confusion.

    Appologies and thanks for the welcome.

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    ehume has started a new thread to discuss ATX12VO if you'd like to participate.

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/show...?17168-ATX12VO

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