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Should I re-use my power supply?

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October 6, 2013 7:13:21 PM

Hey everyone. Just thinking ahead to my future build. I'm considering gutting my current rig and wanted to know what you guys thought about the Enermax Infiniti 720W power supply.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2170

^ for reviews. Seems people are still using it today. At the time of the build I didn't know much about power supplies - just picked what my buddy told me to get. Do you think it's still a good PS today?

Probably i5 3570k at least.
Looking to get GTX 770 or 780 (depending on price @ time of re-build).
Would like room to SLI in the future. I feel like it's a good PS but wanted some more opinions.

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October 6, 2013 7:23:45 PM

since you have it use it for now and if you need power there always be time for a new one .
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October 6, 2013 7:56:55 PM

It should be a good PSU but like any other that depends on how many years it has already been running. If you feel confident in the performance of the PSU then yes by all means re use it as the reviews seem good.

As for your new rig I would go with a i5 3570K or i5 4670K depending on the price you can get the parts for. In my opinion the i5 3570K socket 1155 is still a good choice.

As for a GPU I would go for a GTX 770 I think the price of the GTX 780 is just to high for no more performance you get over the GTX 770. And going that route you could go SLI for not much more than a single GTX 780.
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October 6, 2013 8:09:09 PM

Thanks! I've had no issues with the power supply. It has been running since December 2009. However, I didn't take into consideration how long it's been running... Likely, once I decide to SLI further down the road, I'll probably freshen up on a new power supply for the sake of age.

The GTX 770 is much better value today than the GTX 780. I should note that I won't be rebuilding for another eight to 12 months, so I anticipate new products to bring down the 780 "considerably".

I'm not on a budget for this build so performance is king.
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