I need HELP regarding PSU. Please help!
So a year ago, i upgraded my PSU from 600 watts to 700 watts. The 600 watt PSU before had a history of suddenly shutting down when playing games (back then, i had an HD Radeon 5770). After i upgraded, i just returned it to its box for safekeeping. Now, my friend is planning to build a pc just for school work, and some gaming, and im planning to give it to him if the PSU is still good to be used. So i was wondering if my old PSU is good to go, despite it not being used for greater than a year. Please help guys, he is on a very tight budget as he is a working student. Please help! Thanks!
No telling. PSUs are finicky and I would not recommend using one with a history of failure. If he is only using his computer for school work it might be fine, but there is a good chance he will have issues with it. I would say let him try it out and if it is a no go you can get a good PSU for cheap if he is not planning on gaming.
Disregard what I said above by the way if he is using nice hardware. A crappy PSU can cause damage if it is failing.