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PSU Suggestion..Salvage old one...or buy new?..

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Hi, I am in the middle of a long delayed home system build..upgrading from an core 2 quad 6600, 4gb ddr2, intel g31 mb with an r7 260 gpu running on a 2 year old 450w corsair vs 450 psu...to an amd ryzen entry level system...
it will be used for light gaming and moderate to heavy video editing..and also for medical imaging..

my new system specs are:
1.AMD Ryzen 3200
2.Asus B450M motherboard
3.2x4gb crucial ddr4 ram sticks,
4.Gigabyte RX570 4gb AORUS gpu
5.1x ssd, 1x 7200 2tb hdd, 1xdvd combo drive and
6.cooler master h210r cooler, 3x 120mm fans..

now i am planning to salvage/reuse my old psu(corsair vs 450) for the above system..or get a new corsair cx 550w..

kindly give your valuable opinions...
 
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It's more than likely OK, you could put it under a heavy load and see if the 3/5/12 voltages remain within the +/- 5% ATX spec just to be sure.
 
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hello dorsetknob...sure i was thinking of getting a new psu..but might take a long time to arrive in my current address...(state of kerala in india)..

It's more than likely OK, you could put it under a heavy load and see if the 3/5/12 voltages remain within the +/- 5% ATX spec just to be sure.
how do i check the voltages? .. i have a psu tester and a multimeter..use those?

i used an online PSU calculator...shows me i have a max load of 409 watts...i never overclock my components but am worried about any overheating/overload situations...which may overwhelm the psu..
 
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That system won’t draw anywhere near 410 watts. You’re fine, fella.
 

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Hi, I am in the middle of a long delayed home system build..upgrading from an core 2 quad 6600, 4gb ddr2, intel g31 mb with an r7 260 gpu running on a 2 year old 450w corsair vs 450 psu...to an amd ryzen entry level system...
it will be used for light gaming and moderate to heavy video editing..and also for medical imaging..

my new system specs are:
1.AMD Ryzen 3200
2.Asus B450M motherboard
3.2x4gb crucial ddr4 ram sticks,
4.Gigabyte RX570 4gb AORUS gpu
5.1x ssd, 1x 7200 2tb hdd, 1xdvd combo drive and
6.cooler master h210r cooler, 3x 120mm fans..

now i am planning to salvage/reuse my old psu(corsair vs 450) for the above system..or get a new corsair cx 550w..

kindly give your valuable opinions...
Take a picture of the PSU label please and post it here.
 
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thank you..will post a pic of the psu as soon as i get home..currently i am at my workplace...
 
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Hmm 409W out of a 450W PSU doesn't leave you much in the way of breathing room your better off buying a 550 or 600W unit
 
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Hmm 409W out of a 450W PSU doesn't leave you much in the way of breathing room your better off buying a 550 or 600W unit
I would be surprised if that system pulled more than 350 ever.
 
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Well, I would like to add an asus Xonar SE pcie sound card to the list too, if possible..
 

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Well, I would like to add an asus Xonar SE pcie sound card to the list too, if possible..
Lets get the psu question out of the way with true specs.
 
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Going from 450W to 550W isn't much of an upgrade. I'd run the 450W until you can something decent like a Corsair RM650x with zero fan control, or something from be quiet! etc.
A solid power supply will outlast any other component in your system. So when you do upgrade, get a nice one.
 
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You are more than fine re-using your VS450 in a new rig. It's probably still under warranty.
 
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I don't think it will draw 409w, i would think it should draw 210 to 240w.
 
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A pic of my old system with the psu i am reusing..taken ~6 months ago..the case was rusting at the time...looking for a new case too..

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Well.. My 8 hr shift may well extend to 12 hrs it seems..:banghead:. Its our 73th independence day...so..
 
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A pic of my old system with the psu i am reusing..taken ~6 months ago..the case was rusting at the time...looking for a new case too..

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Well.. My 8 hr shift may well extend to 12 hrs it seems..:banghead:. Its our 73th independence day...so..
You should be fine, it will be a huge upgrade for you and work production
 
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You should be fine, it will be a huge upgrade for you and work production
thank you..

Take a picture of the PSU label please and post it here.

found the box of the vs 450..here are the specs...

P_20190815_170414.jpg


34 amps on the 12v rail...is it enough for a non oc rx 570 Aorus 4gb?..
 
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Why would a 2 year old PSU be a problem????? Who took our Doresetknob and replaced him??? LOL

That system won’t draw anywhere near 410 watts. You’re fine, fella.
You are more than fine re-using your VS450 in a new rig. It's probably still under warranty.
This. He will be fine.

That system won't break 250W and it is really in that Goldilocks zone.

34 amps on the 12v rail...is it enough for a non oc rx 570 Aorus 4gb?..
Yes. the whole system will be fine stock and overclocked.


Next time you do need to buy one, maybe consider going up a rung in quality. The PSU you have is ok, the CX is serviceable, but neither are more than that.
 
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