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Can I reuse this PSU for a new build?

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December 1, 2009 3:37:08 PM

Wasn't sure weather to put this in the 'New Build' or PSU forum so sorry if I chose wrong :) 

It's upgrade time but I'd to know if I need to budget for a new PSU. Planned new components will be similar to the cheapest gamer build from the recommended builds thread:

* CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail
* MOBO: ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
* RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
* GPU: XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail

Will my 580W Hiper Type-R Modular PSU cope with the new kit?

Thanks in advance.


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December 1, 2009 3:49:32 PM

That is an older PSU that does not have as much amperage on the 12V rails as you would want in a newer system. I wouldnt risk my new components with that old PSU.
December 1, 2009 3:51:20 PM

I would recommend upgrading to a newer 80Plus model PSU in the 550W/650W(Single) or 750W (Crossfire) ranges. Look at either Corsair, Antec (exclude BP models), Seasonic, PC Power&Cooling or OCZ models.
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December 1, 2009 5:23:21 PM

For HD 5850 in single GPU configuration i would think the usual suspects would be Eartwatts 650, Corsair VX 550 yada yada hehe
December 2, 2009 11:06:51 AM

Thanks. New PSU budgeted for :) 
December 2, 2009 1:24:55 PM

You are welcomed ^^
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