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June 23, 2014 3:06:32 PM

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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June 23, 2014 3:15:49 PM

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.
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June 23, 2014 3:18:21 PM

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.
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June 23, 2014 3:25:41 PM

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
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June 23, 2014 3:26:08 PM

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
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June 23, 2014 3:33:18 PM

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&fil...
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June 23, 2014 3:41:57 PM

The review might be from 2006 but I bought mine in 2010 :) 
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June 23, 2014 3:47:38 PM

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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