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Should surely last longer than 3 years and 8 months!
on 23 August 2017
I bought this as a replacement on my 2008 Medion on 19Dec'13 (3y8m ago). A few days into the new year '17 it started making a slight ticking noise on startup - it sounded as though the fan was fouling on something. As the PC warmed up, by the time Windows 10 was ready the noise had disappeared. As I knew the warrantee had now expired(!) there seemed no point in going to the trouble of disassembling the PC to remove it. It got steadily worse and while initially I found giving the PSU a gentle tap to stop the noise until it warmed up, over time more taps were necessary until it was a constant requirement until it was warm. 2 days ago though it failed completely! Obviously now there was nothing to be lost by removing it including of course the "Removing this voids warrantee" sticker over a screw to dismantle it showed that there was no obvious way the fan could be fouled and no visible evidence of failure, but failed it had so until I can justify a new PC I'll need to replace it although obviously it won't be a CX500. I do expect this type of component to last longer than 3years 8 months!