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Bought a new Motherboard + CPU, should I get a new PSU just incase?

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June 28, 2013 8:26:57 PM

Hi guys, recently my old P55 motherboard died so I decided to purchase a haswell build. I bought an Asus Z87-pro and an i5-4670k.

My current PSU is an OCZ Modxstream Pro 700w, and I've heard they have a reputation for crapping out after 3-4 years (bought it about 3 years ago). My concern is that am I risking my new motherboard by hooking it up to this PSU incase it decides to short out? I'd hate for these parts to fry because I didn't want to spend the extra cash on a new PSU as well.

I don't know if I need a 700w PSU, I'm not planning on running SLI GPUs, but I do plan on lightly overclocking my CPU.

Thanks for the suggestions.

Btw, if I were to replace my PSU does anyone have any suggestions?
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June 28, 2013 8:30:25 PM

What is the brand and model number of the graphics card you'll be using in this new system?
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June 28, 2013 8:36:27 PM

Currently i'm running a Gigabyte GTX 460 (1gb) GV-N460OC-1GI, but I'm planning on upgrading in the next year to either some brand of Gtx 760 or 770.
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June 28, 2013 8:52:20 PM

The GeForce GTX 770 consumes the most power out of the three card models you've listed.

For a system using a single GeForce GTX 770 graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 600 Watt or greater system power supply that has a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 42 Amps or greater and that has at least one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

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• OEM: Seasonic
• maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 62 Amps
• four (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors
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• 5 Year Limited Warranty

It's currently cheaper than the 650 Watt version.

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June 29, 2013 11:19:57 AM

Am I going to be ok if I use my current power supply for the time being, and just get a new PSU with a new graphics card later on? Or am I pushing my luck with this OCZ? I just don't want to fry my new components..
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June 29, 2013 11:57:03 AM

JBourke said:
Am I going to be ok if I use my current power supply for the time being, and just get a new PSU with a new graphics card later on? Or am I pushing my luck with this OCZ? I just don't want to fry my new components..


You should be fine for now since you're not overly stressing that PSU.
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June 29, 2013 12:58:56 PM

Great! Thank you for the advice. I'll wait to overclock my CPU when I get a new PSU and GPU.
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