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Old 11-20-2012, 06:30 AM   #1
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Default Old(er) PS still good for new system?

I'm about to head out and start buying parts for a new system (3570k / Z77) and need to know if the PS from my old system would work on the new on

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817152031

Or should I suck it up and just buy a new one?
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:34 AM   #2
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You'll be fine. 600W will drive any single modern GPU system easily (including all the top boards short of the multi-die cards, 7990/690/etc). It might even do dual cards but you're stretching it on that.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:17 AM   #3
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What do you actually plan on having in your computer? This unit will "work" but it's not a great PSU and depending on how old it is, could be a ticking time bomb. It really comes down to how much you value piece of mind. But to answer your question, it should work.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:14 AM   #4
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I think you should be fine with this one
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:32 AM   #5
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What do you actually plan on having in your computer?
Low to mid gaming system. One SSD, with a regular drive if needed. Single video card. DVD/ BD drive (maybe). Still have to decide on a video card. My ATI 4830 was old when I got it 4 years ago
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:46 AM   #6
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Power-wise you'll be fine. Like Temjin said, the age and wear may play a role; if it's been running hot for the last few years it could affect the future usability of it. However I don't think you were taxing it with a 4830 so it should be good for another few years. I would treat it as suspect if anything goes wrong in your system in the future but it's not a priority to change it out.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:23 PM   #7
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Dude, it's a Raidmax, get rid of it. Anything -max is crap. CoolMax, RaidMax, PowMax. All crap.

Edit: Well, except for Enermax. They're good.
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