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Old 05-10-2016, 06:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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,

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Old 05-10-2016, 08:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 05-11-2016, 03:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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
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Old 05-11-2016, 08:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have a corsair in my second system I've had since 2009 and still going strong
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NZXT Tempest 410 - I5-4670K - Asus Z87-Plus - SeaSonic SS-750KM3 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular PS
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Antec 200 - I7-920 - ASUS P6T - Corsair TX650 it's old but still kicking like a mule
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Old 05-25-2016, 06:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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.
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