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4 year old PSU in new system?

Hello all!

I'm building a new system on either the AMD AM3+ or Intel 1155 platform and was wondering if this older 600W power supply would still work?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182087
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  1. I would replace it for sure. Get something from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.
  2. tiny voices said:
    I would replace it for sure. Get something from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.


    I was thinking the same but didn't want to unless I needed too.

    Thinking about either a intel 3570k or AMD 8320 with a GTX 650ti (just brought the GPU) so its just a wow gaming rig and family PC.
    Would a new 600w PSU be strong enough?

    Thanks!
  3. A 500w PSU would be more than enough.

    a 650ti is a relatively low end card and doesn't use much power at all
  4. tiny voices said:
    A 500w PSU would be more than enough.

    a 650ti is a relatively low end card and doesn't use much power at all


    First off, thank you for your help Tiny!

    Secondly, do I need a single or duel rail?

    Thanks

    PS: I'm light on the finer points of PSU's, as you call see :)
  5. IMHO, PSUs should never be loaded beyond 50% of their rated wattage. I suggest buying the highest wattage QUALITY PSU you can afford. It will cost more but I think of it as an insurance policy. Personally I like Seasonic.
  6. ram1009 said:
    IMHO, PSUs should never be loaded beyond 50% of their rated wattage. I suggest buying the highest wattage QUALITY PSU you can afford. It will cost more but I think of it as an insurance policy. Personally I like Seasonic.

    Actually PSUs have the best efficiency between 25-75% and in his case he should get something like Seasonic G-450 or SS-450RM both Gold certified.
    @Waltthebuilder: Your system will not use more than 300W.
  7. hefox said:
    ram1009 said:
    IMHO, PSUs should never be loaded beyond 50% of their rated wattage. I suggest buying the highest wattage QUALITY PSU you can afford. It will cost more but I think of it as an insurance policy. Personally I like Seasonic.

    Actually PSUs have the best efficiency between 25-75% and in his case he should get something like Seasonic G-450 or SS-450RM both Gold certified.
    @Waltthebuilder: Your system will not use more than 300W.


    I did plan to lightly over clock for fun, I don't know if that changes anything?
    Also do I need single or duel rail?

    Thanks
  8. Best answer
    Waltthebuilder said:
    hefox said:
    ram1009 said:
    IMHO, PSUs should never be loaded beyond 50% of their rated wattage. I suggest buying the highest wattage QUALITY PSU you can afford. It will cost more but I think of it as an insurance policy. Personally I like Seasonic.

    Actually PSUs have the best efficiency between 25-75% and in his case he should get something like Seasonic G-450 or SS-450RM both Gold certified.
    @Waltthebuilder: Your system will not use more than 300W.

    I did plan to lightly over clock for fun, I don't know if that changes anything?
    Also do I need single or duel rail?

    Thanks

    Usually doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is the quality of the psu.
    But if you get a lower wattage psu, i suggest one with single rail.
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