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Hi guys!

So I've revamped my 7 year old rig, the only component I've kept is my mechanical hard drive and the power supply which is a silverstone OP650.

The thing is that I know this power supply is amazing which is why I'm hesitant to upgrade it, but at the same time it's quite old now which is why I'm asking for advice, I've taken a look at scan.co.uk and liked the look of the corsair RM650 since it looks pretty good, it's modular and right now they have some really cheap refurbished ones, but would this actually be an upgrade over my power supply or a downgrade? Or is there something else on scan I should go for instead?

+rep for any good input

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Edited by Pegasus - 6/30/16 at 10:17am
    
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Please delete "+rep for any good input". It's offensive and a little insulting. It's also against OCN's rules: we are not allowed to verbally offer Rep+ for any reason. Think about it. It's fine to wave something tantalizing in front of a dog in order to get it to do something for you, but you don't have to do that with people! It's degrading. If someone really wants to help you, then they are going to help you without expecting anything in return. You're not going to increase your chances of receiving help by saying that you'll give a Rep+ to anyone who helps. I absolutely hate replying to posts that end with something like "Rep+ for anyone who helps". I don't help people in order to get something in return. I help because the person wants help. Period.

 

Anyway, the OP650 was released in early 2007 (or maybe it was late 2006 - it's hard to tell with my internet search results). It was good back then, but it's pretty mediocre by today's standards. While I don't recommend the RM650 because it's not all that great, it would still destroy the OP650. However, being that it's refurbished, I would personally avoid it.

 

Anyway, your system would easily be powered by a good quality-made 550W PSU. You could get the Corsair RM550x for £74.99:

 

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-corsair-rm550x-series-80-plus-gold-full-modular-single-rail-458a-plus12v-1x135mm-fan-atx-psu

 

I wanted to recommend the EVGA 550W G2, but it's £76.99 and the RM550x is just a tiny bit better, so it's a no-brainer.

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Why you might not want to buy a Corsair RM PSU
The EVGA SuperNova G2 and the Corsair RMx are both far better then the old mediocre overpriced RM.
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post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

Please delete "+rep for any good input". It's offensive and a little insulting. It's also against OCN's rules: we are not allowed to verbally offer Rep+ for any reason. Think about it. It's fine to wave something tantalizing in front of a dog in order to get it to do something for you, but you don't have to do that with people! It's degrading. If someone really wants to help you, then they are going to help you without expecting anything in return. You're not going to increase your chances of receiving help by saying that you'll give a Rep+ to anyone who helps. I absolutely hate replying to posts that end with something like "Rep+ for anyone who helps". I don't help people in order to get something in return. I help because the person wants help. Period.

Anyway, the OP650 was released in early 2007 (or maybe it was late 2006 - it's hard to tell with my internet search results). It was good back then, but it's pretty mediocre by today's standards. While I don't recommend the RM650 because it's not all that great, it would still destroy the OP650. However, being that it's refurbished, I would personally avoid it.

Anyway, your system would easily be powered by a good quality-made 550W PSU. You could get the Corsair RM550x for £74.99:

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-corsair-rm550x-series-80-plus-gold-full-modular-single-rail-458a-plus12v-1x135mm-fan-atx-psu

I wanted to recommend the EVGA 550W G2, but it's £76.99 and the RM550x is just a tiny bit better, so it's a no-brainer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Why you might not want to buy a Corsair RM PSU
The EVGA SuperNova G2 and the Corsair RMx are both far better then the old mediocre overpriced RM.

Sorry I didn't mean to cause any offence, I've been putting that in my posts since 2006 just so people know their input is appreciated and valued.

That's what I thought, even though it was a beast at the time I had the feeling it might not be so great by today's standards. The power supply you linked looks pretty nice, I like the idea of going modular since it would be great for cable management.

Thanks for that thread Shilka, I wasn't aware of the issues the PSU I was considering had, it looks like I'll be going for a 550 watt RMx.

Thank you to you both!
    
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Sorry I didn't mean to cause any offence, I've been putting that in my posts since 2006 just so people know their input is appreciated and valued.

 

You can also just say "thank you" after the first reply. Or in your original post, you can say "thank you for your time" or "thank you in advance", or "thank you for any help you can provide". Y'know? What you're doing is similar to going to a restaurant and telling your server when they introduce themselves to you that you will give them a tip if they give you good service. Can you imagine how that would make them feel? It's the same thing.

 

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TGhat's what I thought, even though it was a beast at the time I had the feeling it might not be so great by today's standards. The power supply you linked looks pretty nice, I like the idea of going modular since it would be great for cable management.

Thanks for that thread Shilka, I wasn't aware of the issues the PSU I was considering had, it looks like I'll be going for a 550 watt RMx.

Thank you to you both!

 

You're quite welcome, Pegasus.

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You can also just say "thank you" after the first reply. Or in your original post, you can say "thank you for your time" or "thank you in advance", or "thank you for any help you can provide". Y'know? What you're doing is similar to going to a restaurant and telling your server when they introduce themselves to you that you will give them a tip if they give you good service. Can you imagine how that would make them feel? It's the same thing.


You're quite welcome, Pegasus.

Not to worry I won't be making the rep comment in my threads anymore, causing offence is the last thing I want to do on here, this has always been one of my favourite forums.

Now that this issue is solved I have another one, you seem quite knowledgable so if you could take a look at my thread and help out I'd be very grateful: http://www.overclock.net/t/1604612/gigabyte-z170-hd3p-fan-control

Building new systems is such a double edged sword, on one hand it's awesome having new toys to play with but on the other it's such a nightmare to deal with the 1000 new issues at the beginning, especially when you've just transitioned from a 7 year old system and everything has changed since then!
    
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