Question Should I use my old 460W PSU for my new build?

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I have Cooler Master Elite 460W power supply back from 2012 and it was used for like 2-3 years.
It does turn on & but don't know the credibility of the supply unit.

My new build would be-
i5 9400f
RX 5700
1 TB 7200RPM
16GB 3200MHz DDR4 RAM
No SSD
Any Cheap compatible Motherboard
No Case fans [ Planning on an open build ]
Display - 42inch Led TV

I also have a spare PSU from way back 2007 [Working] [ 450W but super low efficiency]

Should I get a new PSU or combine both old ones
Is the build right [ Pure Gaming, absolutely nothing else]

Thanks!
 

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I have Cooler Master Elite 460W power supply back from 2012 and it was used for like 2-3 years.
It does turn on & but don't know the credibility of the supply unit.
Do you want to put the tires from your 1987 Yugo on your 2020 Corvette?

I also have a spare PSU from way back 2007 [Working] [ 450W but super low efficiency]
Wait.. you have Cooler Master's cheapest, least efficient PSU.... and you actually have an even less efficient PSU?!?!?!

You should get a new, better PSU and stop playing Russian roulette with your PC parts.
 
I have Cooler Master Elite 460W power supply back from 2012 and it was used for like 2-3 years.
It does turn on & but don't know the credibility of the supply unit.

My new build would be-
i5 9400f
RX 5700
1 TB 7200RPM
16GB 3200MHz DDR4 RAM
No SSD
Any Cheap compatible Motherboard
No Case fans [ Planning on an open build ]
Display - 42inch Led TV

I also have a spare PSU from way back 2007 [Working] [ 450W but super low efficiency]

Should I get a new PSU or combine both old ones
Is the build right [ Pure Gaming, absolutely nothing else]

Thanks!

Interesting post.....

To answer the question.

No freaking way, get a new good quality PSU if you value your PC in anyway.
 

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