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

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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  1. What is the brand and model number of the graphics card you'll be using in this new system?
  2. 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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    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.

    XFX P1-750X-XXB9 750W
    • OEM: Seasonic
    • maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 62 Amps
    • four (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors
    • 80 PLUS BRONZE Certification
    • 5 Year Limited Warranty

    It's currently cheaper than the 650 Watt version.

    XFX P1-750X-XXB9 750W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply for $84.99 ($59.99 after $25.00 rebate card)
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  4. 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..
  5. 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.
  6. 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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