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Topic: Corsair AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply Preview   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013 10:57:49 AM(UTC)

Having a higher wattage power supply isn't a complete waste.

Due to Electrolytic capacitor aging (wattage output from the power supply decreases overtime), it is safer to have a power supply wattage higher than your max load. Cheaper power supplies typically have lower quality capacitors.

Temperature and load effective the life of a capacitor

You could replace the capacitors yourself if you wanted to.

It's like you're moving and the power supply is your vehicle. A low wattage power supply is a compact car and a high wattage power supply is a truck. The truck can handle more and it can make the move easier, but it can be a waste if you don't have too much stuff to move.