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post #21 of 47
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Originally Posted by mysticstryk View Post

My power supply I have still as well? It's linked in my OP.

I don't even remember why I bought that cooler in particular, it's 7 years old by now.

It should be fine. If it isn't, shilka would have said something negative by now. unless he missed it. i have an i7 Sandy at 4.5 GHz and 2 290s stock. Running Firestrike my watt reading using my UPS did not even reach 700W.
Edited by rdr09 - 2/7/16 at 5:21am
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The PSU is fine as long as its not the old non modular 80 plus rated model.
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post #23 of 47
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The PSU is fine as long as its not the old non modular 80 plus rated model.

I bought it in 2009, it is exactly the 80+ non-modular version.

If I recall correctly, not many were modular then.
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post #24 of 47
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I bought it in 2009, it is exactly the 80+ non-modular version.

If I recall correctly, not many were modular then.
Sory to tell you but you need a new PSU then as the old non modular 80 plus rated Corsair TX is pretty much junk.
Only reason why it has not died or killed anything in your PC yet is because you have not loaded it high enough.

You have this right?
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=73

If you do you need to get rid of it.
Why? because ripple suppression on the 12v rail blows and go all the way up to 105mv under full load which is terrible even by standards back in 2007.

Most modern PSU´s are all below 60mv and some of the best ones are as low as 10-15mv.
Which means your old TX is 10 times worse then what you can get today.
Edited by shilka - 2/7/16 at 6:50am
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post #25 of 47
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Sory to tell you but you need a new PSU then as the old non modular 80 plus rated Corsair TX is pretty much junk.
Only reason why it has not died or killed anything in your PC yet is because you have not loaded it high endough.

You have this right?
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=73

If you do you need to get rid of it.
Why? because ripple suppression on the 12v rail blows and go all the way up to 105mv under full load which is terrible even by standards back in 2007.

Most modern PSU´s are all below 60mv and some of the best ones are as low as 10-15mv.
Which means your old TX is 10 times worse then what you can get today.

I'm 85% sure that is mine, but I'm not in a position to actually check for sure. I've got the box stashed away somewhere in storage.
Edited by mysticstryk - 2/7/16 at 6:53am
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post #26 of 47
I was a bit confused as the TX you have under your sig is the newer and much better one.
Edited by shilka - 2/7/16 at 6:54am
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post #27 of 47
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I was a bit confused as the TX you have under your sig is the newer and much better one.
Also please remove your cursing before a mod see it because if they do they are going to give you a warning or worse for it.

My sig just says Corsair 750w doesn't it? I'm really surprised it flagged what I said as a curse word haha.
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post #28 of 47
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My sig just says Corsair 750w doesn't it? I'm really surprised it flagged what I said as a curse word haha.
Brand and wattage does not really tell me anything as Corsair has 16 models rated at 750 watts.
Yours could be any one of those which is why more details are so important.

And yes OCN is very strict with what you can say and i have gotten warnings for words i would not consider curse words.
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post #29 of 47
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Brand and wattage does not really tell me anything as Corsair has 16 models rated at 750 watts.
Yours could be any one of those which is why more details are so important.

And yes OCN is very strict with what you can say and i have gotten warnings for words i would not consider curse words.

If all my wires are coming out of a hole in the back of the PSU, that means it is non-modular correct?

Do I run any kind of risk by continuing to use it in my current system? I was slightly considering just OCing the crap out of my 920 and buying a cheap gtx960 to hold me over for the next year. I may do this anyways and give it to a friend for ultra cheap to help pay for this new build.
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post #30 of 47
Non modular means all of the cables are fixed in place and cant be removed.

And no you should not use that old TX in a new system as you risk killing it in the worst case.
Whats worse is the ripple is bad enough that its going to lower your overclock and make the whole system unstable which could damage or even kill it after long enoug time.
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