Will it power up or will it explode

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Can I use my 250 watts power supply from my old Acer PC. It's only gonna be temporary. But will my rig power up or will the PSU explode.

Asus H110M-A
Pentium G4400 (using stock cooler)
8gb ram
Adata Sp550 120gb ssd
Toshiba 2.5 inch 250gb hard drive
 

Without a dedicated GPU should be fine but don't be tempted to put a GPU in until you have upgraded the PSU. However if you have power problems like the pc going to sleep and not being able to wake it up you will need to turn off the power states in the BIOS as this PSU wont support them.
 
I doubt it will explode, that's a very low power setup. My concerns are OEM's like Acer use the cheapest PSU's they can get away with so if its getting old I wouldn't want to risk new components with it. Also without knowing what it came from its impossible to guess if it will support all the power states, if it doesn't you may need to disable them in the bios to avoid issues.
 

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That setup wont draw very much power, 250watts should be fine if its a somewhat decent psu. Can you find a brand name on the psu? I know some acers use delta psu's which I would have no problem using in that system.
 

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Im gonna be using the Intel onboard graphics. It can run low csgo at 120fps. I'm gonna get a GTX 1050 Ti and a Corsair VS550 power supply.

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The brand is Liteon
 

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Also the Acer PC and the PSU is 9 years old. The old acer pc has

Amd Phenom 9150e
4GB ram
1 WD hard drive (Them really old WD hard drives.
And integrated Radeon 3200 graphics.

Just in case yiur wondering what the old PC has
 


Don't buy a VS PSU, they are very low quality and have no place in any gaming pc. You will find it under Tire 4 but the amount of people that come here with problems is also a bad sign http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html The minimum I would go is tier 3 but ideally you want tier 2. Tier 1 unless on offer are over the top for such a build.

No way would I risk new components on a 9 year old PSU, PSU's deteriorate over time. Also being that old it wont support any of the CPU power states.

 

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But will it run fine? I'm just gonna be playing CSGO until I get the gpu and a decent power supply. The 250watt is only gonna be temporary.
 

Without a dedicated GPU should be fine but don't be tempted to put a GPU in until you have upgraded the PSU. However if you have power problems like the pc going to sleep and not being able to wake it up you will need to turn off the power states in the BIOS as this PSU wont support them.
 

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