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Upgrading PSU

Vandorlot
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My friend is upgrading his psu from a seasonic focus plus gold 650 watt to a 850 watt seasonic prime platinum. Can he keep the cables from the old psu and just plug them into a new one?

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Just now, seon123 said:

In this case, yes. 

What would make it not work in other cases? If it was different psu brands?

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CPU - Ryzen 5 1600@3.8ghz          GPU - XFX XXX RX580 8g          Cooler - Arctic Freezer 33 eSports edition green          Motherboard - Gigabyte AB350 Gaming 3          Ram -  G.Skill 2x8 Ripjaws 5 2666                   Case - Pahntecs P400s TGE Modded with Green accents          PSU - Seasonic M1211 evo 620w          SSD - Samsung 960 evo 500 GB          HDD - Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 2tb       

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1 minute ago, Vandorlot said:

What would make it not work in other cases? If it was different psu brands?

That's correct in most cases. 

Some brands use different pinouts, depending on the model. I know that EVGA and Corsair does this. Some older Seasonic PSUs might also use a different pinouts from newer models. 

And in some cases, different brands can use the same pinouts for some models. For example, the BitFenix Whisper M and Corsair RMx. 

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1 minute ago, seon123 said:

That's correct in most cases. 

Some brands use different pinouts, depending on the model. I know that EVGA and Corsair does this. Some older Seasonic PSUs might also use a different pinouts from newer models. 

And in some cases, different brands can use the same pinouts for some models. For example, the BitFenix Whisper M and Corsair RMx. 

Do the M12II Evo and the Focus Gold + use different pinouts and how would I check this?

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CPU - Ryzen 5 1600@3.8ghz          GPU - XFX XXX RX580 8g          Cooler - Arctic Freezer 33 eSports edition green          Motherboard - Gigabyte AB350 Gaming 3          Ram -  G.Skill 2x8 Ripjaws 5 2666                   Case - Pahntecs P400s TGE Modded with Green accents          PSU - Seasonic M1211 evo 620w          SSD - Samsung 960 evo 500 GB          HDD - Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 2tb       

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9 minutes ago, Vandorlot said:

Do the M12II Evo and the Focus Gold + use different pinouts and how would I check this?

Using Cablemod's compatibility list is a nice way to check. They have a lot of PSUs there. 

Just googling it is another option. 

 

Cablemod doesn't have the PSU listed, and I couldn't find it from a quick Google search. 

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