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Older Cooler Master Power Supply Out Of Date?

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September 11, 2013 5:20:16 AM

Basically I'm wondering if I need to get another power supply for my new build or if I can salvage my old psu? It's a few years old and I feel like 1000w is going to be a bit overkill, but it certainly was overkill in my old build so I figured I'd bring it up.

Cooler Master Real Power Pro1000
a c 1869 ) Power supply
September 11, 2013 5:24:10 AM

It's not a very good power supply anyways , I'd get a new one.
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September 11, 2013 5:32:39 AM

I'm not sure if you need a lot of specifics to judge what should be used, but I'm wondering if you could either give me a wattage recommendation or suggested brand? I don't have a ton of brand loyalty and honestly don't know a ton about the ins and outs of power supplies.
I'll be working with either of these cpus i7 4770K or i7 4820K running on either a Z87-Deluxe board or Z79 Sabertooth TUF.
Starting with 8gig G.Skill RipJaws x2
ASUS Radeon HD 7950 x1
SSD with some back up drives, fans(no liquid cooling), and the rest of the standard build stuff.
This is with the intention of overclocking.
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a c 1869 ) Power supply
September 11, 2013 5:37:04 AM

A 550w would suffice but i'd go to a 650w.


Seasonic , XFX , Antec , Corsair not CX Series are good brands.


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Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
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September 11, 2013 6:26:41 AM

I'd say reuse. I've not used this particular model, but I Googled and your PSU looks pretty good to me. Reviews here, for example:

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/power_supply/coolermaster_real_power_pro_m1000_1000w_modular_psu/5
"The Coolermaster Real Power Pro M1000 is an extremely well rounded unit "
Editor's Choice award

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-Real-Power-Pro-850-W-Power-Supply-Review/538/10
"We were really impressed with this power supply"
Silver Award

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/1163/cooler_master_real_power_pro_m1000_psu/index4.html
"An outstanding choice"
95%
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a c 1869 ) Power supply
September 11, 2013 6:35:41 AM

The only Cooler Masters , I trust are the new V Series , made by Seasonic.
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September 11, 2013 6:47:10 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
The only Cooler Masters , I trust are the new V Series , made by Seasonic.


On what basis? The PSU is made by a company called Enhance (and resold by Coolermaster) who I have honestly never heard of. Do Enhance PSUs have particularly poor failure rates? Can you provide figures/evidence to back this up?

Unless you can provide good evidence otherwise, I'd tend to side with the multiple professional reviewers testing with professional grade equipment, who all give this range of PSUs top marks.
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a c 1869 ) Power supply
September 11, 2013 6:53:58 AM

That's a great PSU , made by the best , SEASONIC.

Buy it!
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September 11, 2013 9:18:35 AM

If the Psu you have is in tier 2b and has plenty of power, why would you replace it? Why spend money that you don't have to.
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September 11, 2013 9:32:00 AM

One reason being, I want my new build tobe as up to date as ppossible. And the second reason being, I would have to buy another power supply for the old build if I would want to sell or use for some reason.
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a b ) Power supply
September 11, 2013 10:25:41 AM

Ok...that Psu is up to date. If you want to buy another Psu, then plan on buying one for the system you are moving from. If you have 4 PCI-e 8/6+2/6 pin connectors I'd say you are just fine for this generation of parts. Save the money, and buy yourself a 500w or 550w Psu for you old system, and reuse the 1000w for your new system. It's a good quality Psu and will give you no problems in a brand new build.
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September 11, 2013 11:10:15 AM

Thanks for the tips, like I said, I'm not too positive on all the stuff dealing with the power supplies. If I ever need to upgrade I'll just grab the 1000.
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