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Time to Upgrade PSU?

MrKennedy

4 months ago

Hey all,

I've been mulling over upgrading my build for quite sometime. I have a fairly old (2012) Rosewill Platinum 750 watt PSU.

In the past I've done some reading but I didn't retain the knowledge, so before I dive back into it I figured I'd come to the pros from some suggestions on whats important/ the ramifications of not upgrading. What should I be on the look out for in terms of power, features, and brands currently?

  • I haven't abused the PSU much, never really ran it close to load.
  • Its not modular unfortunately - I know this is something people appreciate while building, and if I could do it over I would have gone for modular.
  • I'm not committed to any ideas but I'll likely be running a rx480 and a Ryzen 7 2700x cpu. GPU will be upgraded in the not to distant future so headroom on the PSU capacity is something I know to keep in mind.

Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s OK, but buying a new unit isn’t a bad idea

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Rosewill/FORTRESS-750W/11.html

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, to be honest I wasn't aware it came with a 7 year warranty. Its just past that now.

I may reuse it in that case - the alternative is to do a new build almost from the ground up and turn my old rig into a server which could be fun.

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