Can I reuse this PSU for a new build? Tags: New Build New Build Systems Last response: December 2, 2009 1:24 PM in Systems Share McBainUK 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. More about : reuse psu build dndhatcher 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. tecmo34 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. Related resources Will I be able to reuse old PSU in new build? - Forum Reuse old 600W PSU with new build? - Forum Reuse or suggestions of a PSU for a new build. - Forum New build, what do u think? and would i re-use my 6 year old PSU or not? - Forum Re-use old PSU for new build, good idea or not? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer batuchka 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 McBainUK December 2, 2009 11:06:51 AM Thanks. New PSU budgeted for batuchka December 2, 2009 1:24:55 PM You are welcomed ^^ Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNew PC, can I reuse this old PSU? Forum SolvedIm looking to build a computer and wondering if i can re-use my PSU Forum SolvedNew to PC building - Question about Case reuse (and/or part suggestions welcome) Forum SolvedCan you Re-use Windows on a new PC Build? Forum SolvedNew Gaming build, $800 - $1000 budget, what can I reuse? Forum SolvedSafe to reuse old parts with new pc build? Forum SolvedWill I loose files if i reuse my HDD in a new build? Forum Can I reuse my old hard drive in a new build and cleanly boot win7? Forum New PC, can I reuse this old PSU? Forum SolvedBuilding a new pc; what can I reuse from the old one? Forum Cheap New Gaming Build- What Parts Can I Re-Use from Old Comp? Forum Can i reuse these old parts for new htpc build? Forum Graphics Card Question for new Build. To Reuse, or start anew? Forum Can I reuse hard drive on new build? Forum What parts can I reuse from old gaming build to new build? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !