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Will this PSU work with an i7 build?

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August 1, 2009 3:04:49 PM

Should be okay unless it's lost a lot of power due to age.
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August 1, 2009 5:44:30 PM

how can i tell? it's about 3 years old
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August 1, 2009 6:05:41 PM

^ considering about a 20w per year loss on the PSU, that gives you 60w less than it's rated, so unless you're using a 4770 or below a 4730, I wouldn't use it.
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August 1, 2009 6:18:05 PM

really? hmm can you recommend a PSU to use?

and what would happen if my system ended up being underpowered because of the PSU being old?

I wanna be sure I have to get another PSU before I buy another
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August 1, 2009 8:14:03 PM

well if the PSU couldn't power it then the PC would probably fry itself.

try the Corsair 550w, or the 750w version if you plan on dual cards.
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August 1, 2009 9:08:44 PM

so if i tried to power my pc with the PSU it would ruin all my components?
is there any way to test my psu to see if my psu has lost a lot of wattage?
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August 2, 2009 1:22:59 AM

bump i'm interested to hear what more people have to say
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August 2, 2009 2:07:15 AM

You should be fine with your enermax. The specs on the label suggest it will power your new system easily. But I recommend you get a canned air solvent and clean up all the fans in your case if you haven't done so in awhile. Fry's sells 3 packs for about $8.99. I use "perfect duster" on my ps and cpu heatsink fan every 6 months.
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August 2, 2009 2:26:15 AM

o1die said:
You should be fine with your enermax. The specs on the label suggest it will power your new system easily. But I recommend you get a canned air solvent and clean up all the fans in your case if you haven't done so in awhile. Fry's sells 3 packs for about $8.99. I use "perfect duster" on my ps and cpu heatsink fan every 6 months.

thanks i'll go to best buy one day and pick up some and clean out my case before i install the i7
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September 5, 2010 8:08:06 PM

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