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Should i use my old PSU for the new system?

post #1 of 18
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Hi I am planning to build a new desktop. I am trying to salvage as much components as I can from my older system, and pretty much decided to keep the desktop case (Cosmos S) and a Cooler Master Real Power m1000.

Although this is an ancient PSU (6 years), I am pretty sure I paid lotsa good money for it. However I am kinda outdated with newer hardware on the market so I don't know if the PSU has evolved much these days. Below is my list of parts I am planning to buy for the new system

Intel i5 or i7 (not sure about which model to get yet)
Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1
at least 16gb ram
GTX 980


Cooling:
one of those all-in-one water cooling system for CPU

I am pretty sure the PSU will still be more than enough for a single GTX 980. However I may get another one for SLI when the price comes down, and this is the part where I am concern if my PSU could keep up.

Any thoughts would be appreciated

Thanks!
post #2 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Here's more information of the PSU. Not sure what I should look for here but. I have been told the maximum power isn't something I should be concerned the most
post #3 of 18
Its not bad its just really really old, in fact its a model from 2007.
I would get something more modern.
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Its not bad its just really really old, in fact its a model from 2007.
I would get something more modern.

Apart from it being ancient (I bought it 6 years ago) the spec is ok? Just trying to save as much as I can. I once built a 4-6k pc but I don't think I'm willing to do that anymore since game devs are half hearted towards pc gamers
post #5 of 18
Unlike most parts, a more efficient PSU will pay for itself over time. Your wattage requirements are not very high, which brings your break-even point a lot closer. Plus, you won't have to worry about when it does finally kick the bucket.
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i7 5820k ASRock X99 Extreme 4 MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G 
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G. Skill Ripjaws 4 Crucial MX100 512 Custom Loop XFX Pro 1000W Limited Black Edition Modular 
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Cooler Master HAF 932 
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i7 4710HQ NVIDIA GTX 860m 2x 4GB 
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G. Skill Ripjaws 4 Crucial MX100 512 Custom Loop XFX Pro 1000W Limited Black Edition Modular 
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Cooler Master HAF 932 
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post #6 of 18
I'm still using a PSU from 2007, still working very fine. Thermaltake ToughPower 1200w, made by CWT.
post #7 of 18
I say keep it until it dies.
 
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Crucial BX100 SSD 500GB EKWB EK-KIT L120 Corsair SP120 Koolance 2x140mm Radiator HX-CU1402V 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair AF140 Bitspower VG-NGTX960 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung Curved 27" S27D590C 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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intel i5 750 Lynnfield Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 ASUS Strix GTX 960 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin... 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Crucial BX100 SSD 500GB EKWB EK-KIT L120 Corsair SP120 Koolance 2x140mm Radiator HX-CU1402V 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair AF140 Bitspower VG-NGTX960 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung Curved 27" S27D590C 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Strafe RGB Apevia Iceburg 680 watts Apevia X-Sniper 2 EVGA Torq X3 Laser 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 9750 ASUS M3A78-CM PNY XLR8 GTX 460 Corsair XMS2 (4 x 1GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingPower
Hitachi 5K500 Silenx 92mm EFFIZIO Corsair SP 120 Red LED Antec 500watt 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6400 Skylake ASRock A170A-X1/3.1 Gigabye G1 Gaming GTX 970 Windforce CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DD... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bykski CPU-XPR-A High Performance Acrylic Nicke... EKWB Acrylic Nickel GPU Block Monsoon MMRS Reservoir Bykski BY-PUMP-XPH-PA Water Cooling Pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Koolance 240 30 FPI Radiator Magicool 280 14 FPI Radiator Bitfenix Spectre PWM 120mm Fan Bitfenix Spectre PWM 140mm Fan 
OSPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro Corsair RM Series 850 Thermaltake Suppressor F31 
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post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
Cool if so I will keep the PSU. I like to use my stuff until they die, saves the environment thumb.gif
post #9 of 18
Myself would get a new one. Power supplies that die all of a sudden could take out other hardware with it.
post #10 of 18
If you are not already aware your PSU is multi rail so if you hook too much up to the same rail OCP will kick in and the PSU will shut off.
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