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I'm about to do an overclocked Skylake build and wondering if it's okay to reuse my Corsair AX850, which has always been reliable since 2011. It hasn't been stressed much, only running in a non-gaming rig at stock speed for the past few years and I've always kept it dust-free and air-conditioned in the summer. Seems like a waste to dump it if it's still good to go.
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Originally Posted by Lucas Lamer View Post

I'm about to do an overclocked Skylake build and wondering if it's okay to reuse my Corsair AX850, which has always been reliable since 2011. It hasn't been stressed much, only running in a non-gaming rig at stock speed for the past few years and I've always kept it dust-free and air-conditioned in the summer. Seems like a waste to dump it if it's still good to go.

Considering i'm still using my trust Antec 650w Earthwatts since 2009, if it works keep using it. The minute you start having bizarre power issues stop using it.
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TOSHIBA X300 HDWE160XZSTA 6TB 7200 RPM Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Asus DRW-24B1ST Cooler Master 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Acer GN246HL Nixeus Moda Pro Mechanical Keyboard Cherry MX B... Antec Earthwatts 650W 
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Thermaltake Chaser A41 Logitech G400 Bose Companion 2 
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