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Older 700W PSU to power newer parts?

I have an older PSU from 2009 that was laying around. Here is the information on the PSU

http://www.amazon.com/Rocketfish-700-Watt-ATX-Power-Supply/dp/B001FHUYPI

http://www.rocketfishproducts.com/products/computer-accessories/RF-700WPS2.html

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rocketfish-550-W-Power-Supply-Review/748

I am building a new pc here are the parts that i have so far:

- I7 4770K
- Asrock Z87 Extreme4
- 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)

What I am getting
- ATI Radeon 7970 or 7870
- Corsair Carbide 500R
- 1 TB 7200 RPM

I was wondering if the PSU would be able to handle these components and whether the connectors are compatible with the motherboard and other parts.
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    well, a golden award psu..

    usually at most will degrade 5% for each year..

    4 years, and you can assume you have 80% psu condition rightnow..or at least 560 watt capacity (but it should be better)..

    let's see this result..(taken from anandtech)

    Quote:

    For a system like this:

    note that an overclocked intel system..

    The power consumption while gaming is:


    and while you put your card in full stressed mode:



    less than 400 watt in stressed mode..

    so, your psu is still good enough to handle your new graphic cards..
  2. Rocketfish isn't a particularly good brand, but provided its in good working order there's no reason it should be a problem. 700 W is soundly overkill for any single GPU system available today.

    The only possible incompatibility I see is that that power supply lists two 6-pin PCI connectors, and I think the R9 280X/HD 7970 requires one 6-pin and one 8-pin. That's a shame, too, because the R9 280X is pretty awesome at $300.
  3. oxiide said:
    Rocketfish isn't a particularly good brand, but provided its in good working order there's no reason it should be a problem. 700 W is soundly overkill for any single GPU system available today.

    The only possible incompatibility I see is that that power supply lists two 6-pin PCI connectors, and I think the R9 280X/HD 7970 requires one 6-pin and one 8-pin. That's a shame, too, because the R9 280X is pretty awesome at $300.


    I actually got the EVGA 660 GTX TI last night does that use 6 pin and 8 pin?
  4. adibee said:
    oxiide said:
    Rocketfish isn't a particularly good brand, but provided its in good working order there's no reason it should be a problem. 700 W is soundly overkill for any single GPU system available today.

    The only possible incompatibility I see is that that power supply lists two 6-pin PCI connectors, and I think the R9 280X/HD 7970 requires one 6-pin and one 8-pin. That's a shame, too, because the R9 280X is pretty awesome at $300.


    I actually got the EVGA 660 GTX TI last night does that use 6 pin and 8 pin?


    Nope, the 660 Ti uses two 6-pin connectors, so you should be fine.
  5. You will be fine with that PSU , with your specs.
  6. Thanks everyone!
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