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New PC, old PSU. Is it a good idea?

rtsiqueira
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I'm building a new PC and using my old PSU.

Zalman ZM600-GLX, it is 5 yeras old.

Is it a good idea to keep it for this building or should I buy a new one?

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5 minutes ago, rtsiqueira said:

Zalman ZM600-GLX, it is 5 yeras old.

If you value your hardware, I wouldn't. I'd spring for a new PSU

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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2 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

If you value your hardware, I wouldn't. I'd spring for a new PSU

Could you please elaborate?

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2 minutes ago, rtsiqueira said:

Could you please elaborate?

PSU lose their ability to provide stable power, slowly, over the years. They can also spike, and push that power to the new hardware, frying it.

Which is why I say, if you value your new hardware, I'd pair it with a new PSU

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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It wasn't a good PSU 5 years ago.  It's definitely not a good PSU now.  You're lucky it's lasted this long.  Replace it. 

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14 minutes ago, jonnyGURU said:

It wasn't a good PSU 5 years ago.  It's definitely not a good PSU now.  You're lucky it's lasted this long.  Replace it. 

What is hot nowadays:

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6 minutes ago, rtsiqueira said:

What is hot nowadays:

Budget? Are you in the US?

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A psu that's worked fine for 5 years is not good. OK.

 

You can say if it worked for 5 years it'll continue working for another 5. I also don't believe that "it destroys your components" etc. Have any of your components died in 5 years due some unknown problem? Seems not. As long as wattage is enough, I'd go with it. 

 

Few reasons to buy a new one would be; It started to make high pitched noise, or new build requires more than 90% of the max output of current PSU, or that it is very inefficient and that you want to buy 80 plus gold.

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20 minutes ago, Elisis said:

Budget? Are you in the US?

Give me your best shot.

 

I like Corsair, EVGA and Cooler Masters.

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17 minutes ago, lafrente said:

A psu that's worked fine for 5 years is not good. OK.

 

You can say if it worked for 5 years it'll continue working for another 5. I also don't believe that "it destroys your components" etc. Have any of your components died in 5 years due some unknown Accorproblem? Seems not. As long as wattage is enough, I'd go with it. 

 

Few reasons to buy a new one would be; It started to make high pitched noise, or new build requires more than 90% of the max output of current PSU, or that it is very inefficient and that you want to buy 80 plus gold.

According to https://outervision.com/power-supply-calculator I would need 476W

 

https://outervision.com/b/2QWV8k

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38 minutes ago, rtsiqueira said:

Your current PSU is 600 so yeah, its more than enough. In reality it will not even pull more than 450w. I would have more trust in a PSU that has worked flawlessly for 5 years than a new, untested one.

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1 hour ago, rtsiqueira said:

What is hot nowadays:

Budget?  What country are you in?

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5 hours ago, lafrente said:

I would have more trust in a PSU that has worked flawlessly for 5 years than a new, untested one.

While it's true that you shouldn't buy untested PSU (as in with professional reviews, not your personal experience, it means nothing) if you have better options. This particular Zalman PSU is group regulated, it would've been okay with OP's previous PC if it were smth low-powered and old, it's definitely not for this new rig as it's quite old group regulated platform.

Tag or quote me so i see your reply

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7 hours ago, lafrente said:

I would have more trust in a PSU that has worked flawlessly for 5 years than a new, untested one.

I trusted my old power supplies twice, both times my motherboard got fried when I upgraded some parts.

 

Now I'm a bit more careful about using the old PSU.

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You need a new PSU , the quality of your current one is lacking by today's build standards.

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Corsair CX650 80 Plus Bronze would be a good fit?

Speaking about future upgrades: I may change the GPU for a RTX 2070 or better.

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Entirely up to you but the reccomendation is usually when the psu is out of warrently its a good time to replace it. My ax850 was 8 years old until the caps blew on it

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