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Is it okay to use my old PSU to test out new hardware?

post #1 of 13
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Okay I plan on purchasing my cpu, mobo, & ram first and I was wondering if it would be okay to use my old PSU to test out the new hardware just to make sure I dont have to rma any parts. My old psu is a JustPC (USA) Inc. 425W.
post #2 of 13
Wait, what all are you going to be testing with it? as long as its enough power for all the stuff i dont see why it wouldnt be ok.
post #3 of 13
It should be fine.

But thats really dependent on the type of NEW hardware you're getting.

Whats your upgrade like? (I'm sure you'll be fine though - if anything, you just disconnect some of your fans/anything unecessary, and test with your case open.
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post #4 of 13
It'll probably be fine for some short term use.
 
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post #5 of 13
should be fine, don't use it to long though
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post #6 of 13
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The new parts I'm getting are from my sig for "Future budget build." My old psu I want to use is a JustPC (USA) Inc. 425W psu.
post #7 of 13
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Alright thanks everyone.
post #8 of 13
the video card in his new build is an 8600. his old PSU will work fine.
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post #9 of 13
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Actually my old PSU doesn't have a power connector for the GPU so its not going to work. I'm only using this PSU to make sure my parts are working so I wont need a dedicated gpu.
post #10 of 13
sure...turn it on for a minute, make sure it works, then turn it off. JustPC sounds like ebay junk...so I would be wary of using it for more than testing.
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