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Upgrading PC / Can I keep my old PSU?

Hello, I have been using the thermaltake w0116 PSU for about 4 years now. It has been amazing and I have had no problems with it so far.
I am planing on upgrading my pc to:
Motherboard: msi gaming 5
CPU: i5 4690k
CPU Cooling: corsair h100i
RAM: Hyper X Fury
Graphics Card: sapphire r9 290x tri-x oc
Case: NZXT h440
SSD: Samsung evo 840 120gb
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500gb OLD HDD as well


What do you think of this build?


And can I keep my old psu with the new rig or will I have to upgrade? if so please recommend a psu, thanks a lot.
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  1. Build looks fine. I assume you are getting a Z97 motherboard (that's what you want).
    I would personally get a 1TB hard drive backup - 500gb is kinda small and the 1TB of good brands can be had around 50$.
    Get at least 8GB or DDR3 1600mhz, 1866 if you can find it for comparable price.
  2. Best answer
    Freestailo said:
    Hello, I have been using the thermaltake w0116 PSU for about 4 years now. It has been amazing and I have had no problems with it so far.
    I am planing on upgrading my pc to:
    Motherboard: msi gaming 5,
    CPU: i5 4690k with corsair h100i liquid cooling
    Graphics Card: sapphire r9 290x tri-x oc.
    Case: NZXT h440
    SSD: Samsung evo 840 120gb
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500gb
    What do you think of this build?
    And can I keep my old psu with the new rig or will I have to upgrade? if so please recommend a psu, thanks a lot.


    Yes - It will support that system. 60 +12v amps(you need min 33 +12v amps), good review from jonnyguru.
    However, it's not haswell ready, won't harm your system, but you'd need to disable sleep state in BIOS.
  3. Yes the msi gaming 5 is a z97 mobo :) I have chosen hyper x fury red 16gb 1866mhz ram and as for the hdd, I am just using my old 500gb one, will probably upgrade later.

    Will disabling sleep state in BIOS be enough? the psu not being haswell ready was my biggest concern
  4. It should be fine to keep the PSU. It is known as a high-quality model. However, since it is 4 years old, you may want to get a new one. Here is what I suggest if you decide to get a new one:

    XFX 650-watt 80+ Bronze PSU or XFX 750-watt 80+ Bronze
  5. ya but 4 years old there not that expensive and a new one gives you some piece of mind I reuse them but not nothing near 4 years old -- but it may go another 4 years or it may not like the new build and pop.. for me that is a little past the reuse stage [opinion]

    I guess this is the one you got ?? looks like it would do the job[??] reviewed in 2006 that's more than 4 years ..

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&file=print&reid=7
  6. The review might be from 2006 but I bought mine in 2010 :)
  7. Freestailo said:
    The review might be from 2006 but I bought mine in 2010 :)


    Stay with it, you'll know when it needs to be replaced.
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