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Hey,

So I'm helping a friend upgrade his old system. So far we've picked 2700x ryzen, asus prime x470-pro, some nice fast 3200 ram. Hoping to score a nice video card on prime day maybe a 2070.

So, his old PSU and case were over $250.00 each which amazed me. I'm going to link them below but wondering if anyone would advise against using those parts for new build. I mean I don't see the case being a problem but PSU ? Thanks in advance.

PSU: https://www.newegg.com/corsair-pr...6817139014

Case: https://www.newegg.com/black-blac...6811133192

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Is there really a need\reason to be getting $500+ video cards, $300+ procs, etc. and be looking at 1200 W PSUs? Unless it is for a high end gaming rig or some high end graphics workstation of database server, all you are doing is spending money on fire power you will likely never come close to utilizing. If you already own the PSU and case and can use them in the new setup, there is no reason not to imo.
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Shouldn't be an issue using the old PSU/Case. Just don't expect that PSU to last forever.
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Is there really a need\reason to be getting $500+ video cards, $300+ procs, etc. and be looking at 1200 W PSUs? Unless it is for a high end gaming rig or some high end graphics workstation of database server, all you are doing is spending money on fire power you will likely never come close to utilizing. If you already own the PSU and case and can use them in the new setup, there is no reason not to imo.
Sorry I should have been more clear. The case and CPU are already owned. Friend is trying to save a few extra dollars by using the old case and PSU and put it towards a better video card for his gaming PC.
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PSU should work, I am running the 1kW version leftover from another project in a i7 6700 build. It's more then I need but is a great PSU and costed me nothing. It's probably not the most efficient thing in the world but at $0.05 - $0.09 per kwh the savings from a 600w platinum won't make up the difference for me.
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Its a Gold rated Corsair PSU.
You can absolutely expect it to last until obsolete.
You can absolutely expect it to draw as little power as needed.
It would be foolish to waste any GPU money on a PSU if you have this.
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It's still got a year left under warranty, plus those PSUs are very highly rated.

For reference, I bought a 750W PC Power & Cooling unit for a build, back in 2009. I only just replaced it earlier this year because I started to get spurious blue screens for the mild overclock on my 4770k.


That PSU should work great in the new build. Good luck!
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I have that exact PSU and I ran 2 x 7950s without a problem but when I got a 295x2 I had to get EVGA G2 1000w Gold because it had enough amps to run that beast.

So the answer to your question is Yes

But I recommend you get a nice gold rated 750w+ PSU, the older the psu, the more likely it is to blow and fry your whole system.
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