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Will this PSU work with an i7 build?

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August 1, 2009 3:04:49 PM
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Should be okay unless it's lost a lot of power due to age.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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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