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Corsair HX620 - too old for an i7 6700K/GTX 1070?

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by Bottle, 23 Jun 2016.

  1. Bottle

    Gangster

    Joined: 6 Dec 2004

    Posts: 102

    Building a new rig and intending to reuse my Corsair HX 620 that's being going strong for past 9 years.

    However, I'm moving up from an i5 3570K 3.4GHz and Radeon 7950 Boost to an i7 6700K and MSI 1070 AERO OC on a Gigabyte Z170 Gaming-5 mobo.

    I suppose time will tell, but do you think the PSU has the chops for this (I suspect it does, but don't want to find out the hard way that I was setting myself up for breaking something).

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Last edited: 23 Jun 2016
  2. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 12 Jul 2005

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    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    It should be ok (it has more than enough power). At 9 years old it is getting on a bit now and internal components will have degraded somewhat so I would consider replacing it and keeping it as a spare.

    I wouldn't be changing from a 3570k, especially if it has a decent overclock, anytime soon either.
     
  3. Bottle

    Gangster

    Joined: 6 Dec 2004

    Posts: 102

    Thanks. The old rig (i5 3570K) is being re-purposed for use by my wife, so it was a convenient excuse to upgrade, plus I'm almost exclusively an Arma3 player so the CPU upgrade is appreciable.
     
  4. Laputacake

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    Joined: 2 Feb 2014

    Posts: 105

    Yea, you'll probably wanna upgrade it then. The EVGA 650 G2 is nice choice and boast a 10 year warranty.
     
  5. pastymuncher

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    Only 7 years on the 550w and 650w G2 units. The 750w and over get the 10 year warranties. Seven years is still decent though.