Reusing old PSU? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-10-2016, 06:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
danhodge's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 221
Send a message via Skype™ to danhodge
Default Reusing old PSU?

So I'm thinking of doing a new build, but this time I don't really want to cut the corners I did for my first build. Last time I got a cheap mobo, reused a hard drive, and ended up swapping out my nice new 7850 for someones old R9 270, and that just caused problems.

I've drafted a new build, but if i'm not mistaken, my PSU requirements are perfectly met by my current one, and it's a good PSU that i've had no problems with. Its a Corsair builder series 600w, only issue being that it isn't modular, and it's been in use for 3 years. Although it would be nice to save the 60 on a new PSU, i see no point in doing this if it increases the risk of my system blowing itself out of the sky.

Also yes I googled this, and it seemed to be a matter of opinion, so I figured i'd get the opinion of the people that I'm certain know what they are actually talking about

Thanks for the help,

danhodge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2016, 08:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
Build Guru
PP Mguire's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: DFW Texas
Posts: 26,046
Default Re: Reusing old PSU?

I used my old Thermaltake TP for 8 years before I replaced it with a more powerful version that released the year after. There's nothing wrong with reusing a decent PSU if it's working perfectly fine.

"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire Mechwarrior Online = Thunderson PSN = PP_Mguire

Need Descent and Mechwarrior buddies!
If I helped you, give a thanks! ↓
Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2016, 03:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: In the middle of the Earth in the land of shire
Posts: 123
Default Re: Reusing old PSU?

Indeed, heck I still have one of my Bestec PSU's (one of the ones that doesnt explode) and the one I have in my machine is almost 5 years old
MadmanRB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2016, 08:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Dauntae's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 1,807
Default Re: Reusing old PSU?

I have a corsair in my second system I've had since 2009 and still going strong
New system
NZXT Tempest 410 - I5-4670K - Asus Z87-Plus - SeaSonic SS-750KM3 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular PS
GPU MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G - CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB 1600 (2x8gig) - SAMSUNG 840 EVO 250 -Seagate Barracuda 3-TB

Antec 200 - I7-920 - ASUS P6T - Corsair TX650 it's old but still kicking like a mule
2-EVGA GTX 470 in SLI- ocz vertex 3 SSD 128 gig
Seagate Barracuda 1-TB - OCZ DDR3-1600 12 gigs 3x2
Keeps Me Happy :lol:

If I've been helpful, Please rep me
Dauntae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2016, 06:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: May 2016
Location: USA
Posts: 11
Default Re: Reusing old PSU?

In my experience, you're more likely to have issues if you buy a new PSU vs continuing to use one which has proven itself capable of making it past the initial phase. Much like hard disks, a lot of them fail right away if they are going to fail prematurely.
doublespaces is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
reusing Windows 7 turns Microsoft Windows and Software 1 12-19-2010 01:43 AM
SEO: Video Content - Reusing videos for search engine optimizing multiple websites? Jshine SEO and Web Traffic 0 10-23-2010 09:55 AM
is any of this worth reusing? Jesta New Systems | Building and Buying 26 01-17-2006 10:08 PM
reusing old hard drive for new build...problem lazarus777 System Upgrades 3 10-22-2005 02:10 PM
Reusing trial version ramesh Microsoft Windows and Software 7 12-21-2004 11:25 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.