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Mine is working just fine at the moment, it's an NZXT 600W. I'm wondering if its powerful enough for a new mobo, cpu, and potentially graphics card. I know the PSU is one of the most important parts, so I'm wondering if I should upgrade now?
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nzxt hale90? which model of nzxt psus is it?
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Mine is working just fine at the moment, it's an NZXT 600W. I'm wondering if its powerful enough for a new mobo, cpu, and potentially graphics card. I know the PSU is one of the most important parts, so I'm wondering if I should upgrade now?
How many amps are there on 12v?
    
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How many amps are there on 12v?
Amps mean jack all if nzxt is lying through their teeth
Also what are you planning to upgrade to?
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Never mind
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600w on a decent PSU should be more than sufficient for a new motherboard, CPU and a video card (assuming it's not going into SLI or Crossfire). With the money you save, just buy something extra, like a mechanical keyboard or a nice gaming mouse or a decent case... Man, I wish I had more mone right about now -_-
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If you have a NZXT PP600, it's not the greatest unit, it's a low end older Super Flower unit without active PFC. There are no reviews of those units however so I don't know if they're any good, but I have my doubts.
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While I don't have any real data saying that a non-active PFC PSU will definitely annihilate your computer (likely wont) I still don't really trust that old school tech. Not to mention there is only 450W (38A) available on the 12V line. While this may or may not be a problem for you, it's good to be aware that you will not be able to push nearly as much power on that PSU you might be thinking given its label.

To be fair, you can run a 2600k SB, with a 69502GB both OC'd to 6970 and use < 400W for the total system, so you have to think about your budget. You can get a quality modern 500W for ~$50, 80+ certified and everything these days, but if you are really hurting for cash you could live with your current PSU on most any upgrades you do.
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I am looking at either a Corsair 750W or 850W, not sure if I want modular or not, its more pricey.
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