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Always best to do a full re-install though, will make things run faster with less junk clogging it up from your old system.
    
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since my pc is about 3 years old now, I'm pretty sure it isn't the same so a reinstall i guess is nessecary? I have a 120gigs SSD with my OS on, to remove os I'l just have to do a system recovery, aight?
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I've been thinking of the Corsair 850/750w HX series, seems like a good one? Not sure about GPU yet.
Poor choices for any single GPU system... find out what specific Antec unit you have, depending on what GPU you choose you might not need a new PSU at all.
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Poor choices for any single GPU system... find out what specific Antec unit you have, depending on what GPU you choose you might not need a new PSU at all.

But I'm also going to overclock when i've got a new psu, then I don't think that a 450w will work if i also install a new gpu?
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My i've got a system with a 2500k (4.5 ghz) and a 560 ti with 5 case fans and its running off of a 450w corsair. I did the math before running out and buying a new PSU, and figured 'hey wait, this could work'. Its been running absolutely solid for 3 months now.
    
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Antec PSUs may be good now, but they weren't in the past.

If it's a Smartpower (possible also Smartpower 2.0), Truepower or Truepower 2.0 you will need to replace it. Those PSUs had a design flaw which resulted in capacitors overheating and degradation over time. With the age of the PSU, I would not take the risk.

More info if you're curious:
Antec's Smartpower and Truepower PSU lines used capacitors that weren't rated very well for heat tolerance. They made a stupid decision to limit fan speeds to keep the PSU quiet. Over time, the capacitors in these PSUs will degrade at an accelerated rate and eventually result in premature failure.

Huge difference between a well-designed, new 450W PSU (like the guy with the Corsair above) and an old, poorly-engineered PSU.
Edited by friend'scatdied - 2/22/12 at 10:16am
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post #17 of 34
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I'm pretty sure i will upgrade though, the reason I've been looking on quite a high watt PSU was to make it more future proof, So maybe i don't have to buy a new PSU for every upgrade i make later on?
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But I'm also going to overclock when i've got a new psu, then I don't think that a 450w will work if i also install a new gpu?

It all depends on the VGA you go for and the PSU in question smile.gif
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Antec PSUs may be good now, but they weren't in the past.
If it's a Smartpower (possible also Smartpower 2.0), Truepower or Truepower 2.0 you will need to replace it. Those PSUs had a design flaw which resulted in capacitors overheating and degradation over time. With the age of the PSU, I would not take the risk.
More info if you're curious:
Antec's Smartpower and Truepower PSU lines used capacitors that weren't rated very well for heat tolerance. They made a stupid decision to limit fan speeds to keep the PSU quiet. Over time, the capacitors in these PSUs will degrade at an accelerated rate and eventually result in premature failure.
Huge difference between a well-designed, new 450W PSU (like the guy with the Corsair above) and an old, poorly-engineered PSU.

Yes and no, you need to realize that the Truepower/2.0 and Smartpower/2.0 are 2004/2005 PSUs, relics from the era of high output 5v/3.3v rails... for example, a True480 had a 12v rating of 20A(240W) and it was considered a proper 480W power supply(those were the standards and the requirements), by today standards that would be a 300W unit(at most), because the focus shifted onto the 12v rail(with power hungry CPUs and GPUs).. these PSUs ended up being used in system requiring a completely different power distribution(rail wise) and subsequently failed... incidentally they were all made by the same OEM who makes all the Corsair units listed above, and that is CWT smile.gif
Capacitors don't degrade like drifting tires, high quality capacitors don't degrade to any noticeable extent unless you intentionally bake them.
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Capacitors don't degrade like drifting tires, high quality capacitors don't degrade to any noticeable extent unless you intentionally bake them.

The capacitors used in the Truepowers and Smartpowers were made by Fuhjyyu and were simply not tolerant of the heat levels produced by the units. An overly passive fan profile (to limit noise) exacerbated the problem.

Until the OP elaborates, even with a 9800 GTX+ it's still possible he is running one of these units.
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