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User Info: turbovirgin

turbovirgin
2 years ago#1
I lifted an enermax noisetaker II 420W power supply from an old core 2 duo system that my office was getting rid of (see pic below).

I want to use it in a basic build for my brother, which doesn't need a load of power (i3 4130 + gtx 750), but since this thing is pushing 6+ years old (i'm guessing) is it safe to use? If the PSU dies by itself it wouldnt be a big deal but i'm worried about it possibly taking other components with it?

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User Info: Black_King945

Black_King945
2 years ago#2
Depending on the date of manufacture on the desktop, that power supply could be four to seven years old.


I would absolutely drop the 60 dollars to get a new power supply from a reputable brand.

750 isn't power hungry, but putting using that PSU sounds like an experiment at best.


Get a new one.
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User Info: turbovirgin

turbovirgin
2 years ago#3
Bump
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User Info: BuyersRemorse55

BuyersRemorse55
2 years ago#4
corsair cx 430 seems to be on sale for $20 every other week somewhere between amazon, newegg, tigerdirect etc. I would just buy one like that.

User Info: BannedMom

BannedMom
2 years ago#5
Just buy a new one. Everybody will tell u d same answer even olif you keep bumping it
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User Info: Jocko

Jocko
2 years ago#6
As drunk as BannedMom is right now I still agree with him. Get a new power supply to be on the safe side. If you can find a corsair 430 watt for $20 then go for it.
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User Info: DRAGON07891230

DRAGON07891230
2 years ago#7
Another vote for a new PSU here.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139049&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
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User Info: KillerTruffle

KillerTruffle
2 years ago#8
Enermax used to be considered decent, but they really haven't kept up well with advances in PSU, so since standards have increased a whole lot, Enermax has fallen quite a ways, even tho their actual quality hasn't changed much.

You'd probably be better off with a newer, better quality PSU.
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User Info: turbovirgin

turbovirgin
2 years ago#9
The CX430 looks good but I'm also looking at an antec high current gamer 400W and a silverstone strider 600w (both modular) for around the same price. Can anyone comment if these 2 are better or worse than the CX series? The antec unit is $10 cheaper, while the silverstone unit is $10 more than the corsair unit.
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DRAGON07891230
2 years ago#10
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