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Old 06-12-2018
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My HTPC has an i5-3570k heavily OC'd (4.4 ghz) running a meager Antec Earthwatts 380w from about a decade ago. I'm going to be throwing a GTX 1060 6GB in this build and want to beef up the power supply, and use something a bit newer. I just replaced an 8 year old Antec TP750 with an EVGA 750w G3 a few weeks ago, and have it sitting here doing nothing:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16817371025

My question is, since this power supply is 8 years old, and was on 24x7 in my previous build, should I just keep it for troubleshooting purposes only and get something new for my HTPC?

I see Newegg has the CX650 for $25 AR right now (with coupon code EMCPVPX28), which seems like an exceptional deal. I don't care for modularity with this build. Or, would I be better served with something else?

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-200-_-Product

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650W is way overkill, but $25 is a hard price to turn down.
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I would use the Antec TP750, it's a solid PSU, would just open it up to blow the dust out and check that it looks ok (no bloating caps or dead animals etc)
But as JG says that is also a quite unbeatable price you have for the CX650, so there's that too...
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