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Power supply

mlmwmlmw Dark side of the moon, ONPosts: 29Member

I have an old Seasonic SS-600HT from a build I did back in 05 or 06, was wondering if I can reuse it with the following:

 

AsRock z77 Extreme4 - 2500k - Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb 1600 9-9-9-24

OCZ Vertex 4 128gb - XFX Double D HD 7950

 

Also, how are the parts? Would you change anything? Trying to keep it under $800CAD.

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  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,784Member Uncommon

    It might work, but I wouldn't recommend it, as it's a relic of another era.  What was fine in 2005 isn't necessarily fine today, and power supplies have come a long way since then.  Of that "600 W", only 432 W is on the +12 V rails, and that's divided exactly evenly between two separate +12 V rails.

    Besides, power supplies tend to lose performance as time passes, so even if it could have handled the load while new, it's not automatic that it can still do so seven years later.  It doesn't have to cost a lot to get something new:

    http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1219

  • spadge3k00spadge3k00 coventryPosts: 56Member
    quizz hit the nail on the head mate, in my experiance they do tend to go crappy after a year or so, id pick up a new 650 or more jus to be on the safe side, u dont want to buy a new system get it all going an BAM ur supply dies wich then takes up gaming time while ur waiting fo a new 1 :P
  • spadge3k00spadge3k00 coventryPosts: 56Member
    just to add after i checked the linky ^^ i have the same supply but 750w an im quite impressed with it
  • mlmwmlmw Dark side of the moon, ONPosts: 29Member

    Thanks guys. Kinda sucks cause that PS only saw about a month or two of use.

    Oh well, I can use it for something else, plus another $50 or so is nothing.

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,784Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by spadge3k00
    just to add after i checked the linky ^^ i have the same supply but 750w an im quite impressed with it

    In spite of the similar name, the 750 W power supply you have is an entirely different line from the one I linked.  The 450 and 550 W XFX Core power supplies are based on the Seasonic S12II platform that is also sold as the Antec High Current Gamer line.  The 650, 750, and 850 W XFX Core power supplies are based on a different Seasonic platform that is also used in the Corsair TX V2 and NZXT Hale82 lines.

  • mlmwmlmw Dark side of the moon, ONPosts: 29Member
    Originally posted by Quizzical

    It might work, but I wouldn't recommend it, as it's a relic of another era.  What was fine in 2005 isn't necessarily fine today, and power supplies have come a long way since then.  Of that "600 W", only 432 W is on the +12 V rails, and that's divided exactly evenly between two separate +12 V rails.

    Besides, power supplies tend to lose performance as time passes, so even if it could have handled the load while new, it's not automatic that it can still do so seven years later.  It doesn't have to cost a lot to get something new:

    http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1219

    Quizzical would that PS be enough if I wanted to OC the CPU and GPU or would I need something bigger? And if so any recommendations?

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,784Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by mlmw
    Originally posted by Quizzical

    It might work, but I wouldn't recommend it, as it's a relic of another era.  What was fine in 2005 isn't necessarily fine today, and power supplies have come a long way since then.  Of that "600 W", only 432 W is on the +12 V rails, and that's divided exactly evenly between two separate +12 V rails.

    Besides, power supplies tend to lose performance as time passes, so even if it could have handled the load while new, it's not automatic that it can still do so seven years later.  It doesn't have to cost a lot to get something new:

    http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1219

    Quizzical would that PS be enough if I wanted to OC the CPU and GPU or would I need something bigger? And if so any recommendations?

    If you're looking to overclock, then reusing the power supply you already have is pretty much out of the question.  I'd also go for something stronger than what I linked above:

    http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=58381&promoid=1219

  • mlmwmlmw Dark side of the moon, ONPosts: 29Member
    Thanks again.
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