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PSU Upgrading advice new or stick with old PSU?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by adamg64, 15 May 2013.

  1. adamg64

    adamg64 What's a Dremel?

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    Hi guys.

    Would love some advice about my new build/upgrade i have took the plunge and bought a new cpu, ram ,mobo and case add that to hardware i already own my new build will be as follows.

    amd fx 8150 with water cooler
    Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX
    16GIG DDR3 coarsair vengeance 1600mhz
    2x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 1GB
    corsair 500r case
    1X 60GIG SSD
    1X 150GIG RAPTOR 10000RPM (gaming)
    1x 3tb HD (storage)
    dvd burner

    My question is would my old PSU Hiper Type R Mk II 880W power supply be enough?

    http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Cases-and-Cooling/Hiper-Type-R-Mk-II-880W-Power-Supply-Review

    The power is there but as its 5 years old could any connectors be missing i may require on new hardware mobo etc? i have the GFX card adapters already im also aware the 8150 is power hungry but i got a great deal on it.

    look forward to the advice regards

    Adam
     
  2. Behemoth

    Behemoth Timelord in training

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    I don't think there is much wrong with the PSU you've got, should be more than man enough to power the above, how old is the PSU in question ?
     
  3. adamg64

    adamg64 What's a Dremel?

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    Ive had it installed since summber 2008 so close to 5 years.

    its modular but an early version only every been in one build pc.
     
  4. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    Should be ok.

    Even with a bit of degradation due to age you have allot of overhead there.
     
  5. CrapBag

    CrapBag Multimodder

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    Should be plenty.

    I have a Hiper 880w running my 2500K, gtx670, ssd, hdd, six fans etc.

    It's overkill for me really but it was a bargain when I bought it.
     
  6. adamg64

    adamg64 What's a Dremel?

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    thanks for the replys :)

    been building and modding for years, never knew PSU's deteriorateover time.

    Just a couple of quick question rather than start new threads firstly i have been looking at maybe picking up an extra GTX 460 i can buy used ones on ebay for a reasonable price would a TR-SLI work on my setup?

    Also although i would have to re-format and re-install windows, as mine is only a half build would i need to buy a new version of windows? What does the product key lock too?
     

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