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post #1 of 9
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G'day,

I'm working on building myself a PC and I am hoping to use a PSU that I have lying around, it's probably 3 years old or so but has hardly been used. It says 'Thermal Master - Designed by Cooler Master' on it, So I'm a little unsure of the make? It's 420W and came stock with a $100 Cooler master case from about 3 or 4 years ago. I'l post a image below.
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It also has a lot of wires, I'm hoping they are still compatiale with current technology?
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I plan on either a FX-6300 or I3 3220 & a Nvidia GeForce 650ti Boost.

The model of the PSU is:

Getting some Pics.
Edited by Joshhat - 7/20/13 at 9:19pm
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post #2 of 9
No PFC, no go. I can't find any solid specs on this unit, but it is most likely a house fire waiting to happen. That is a very old design, you can tell because of the amperage rating on the +5v and +3.3v rail, 16A on the 12V line will run a very basic system but it will not run an FX 6-core and a decent GPU like the 650Ti Boost.

I wouldn't even plug that thing in to a PC unless I didn't care what happened to it.

What kind of budget are you trying to build on? A good PSU is something you should never skimp on.
Edited by Scorpion49 - 7/20/13 at 9:52pm
post #3 of 9
That's a $19 power supply there, and I'd sooner toss it in the trash than attach any valuable components to it. The Engrish statement at the bottom is proof enough:

ALL SEALED STICK WAS REMOVED, LOST OR DAMAGED, IT SHALL BE OUT OF WARRANTY VALIDITY!


Toss it, get a reputable PSU.

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post #4 of 9
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I can afford a PSU in my budget, what shall I buy?
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post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joshhat View Post

I can afford a PSU in my budget, what shall I buy?

Whats your budget and where do you usually shop from (newegg, amazon, etc)? For the FX 6300 and 650ti you reference a good 550-600w unit would be more than enough with some room for upgrades down the road.
post #6 of 9
Don't use it.
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Scorpion49 View Post

Whats your budget and where do you usually shop from (newegg, amazon, etc)? For the FX 6300 and 650ti you reference a good 550-600w unit would be more than enough with some room for upgrades down the road.

About $600, although I am Australian so prices are more expensive here.
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Looks like a fire or blown computer waiting to happen, toss it and get something off the quality PSU list here on OCN.
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post #9 of 9
He is Australian which means he dont have a lot to pick from

Think the Antec High Current Gamer is the cheapest thats good you can find down there

Get the 520 watts either the non modular if you can live with it or the modular if you can spend more
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