Old(er) PS still good for new system?

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by malbojah, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. malbojah

    malbojah Golden Member

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  2. Eureka

    Eureka Diamond Member

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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.
     
  3. TemjinGold

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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.
     
  4. Sheep221

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    I think you should be fine with this one
     
  5. malbojah

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    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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  6. Eureka

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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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    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.