- 72 months ago
So this is for fun, I'm building a junk gaming rig and I have two PSU's on hand.
The machine has an older DG33BU intel mobo with an core 2 processor. The graphics card is going to be an EVGA GT 610 which draws 30W.
The PSU's I have are a recently purchased 480W KDM generic looking PSU that has a single +12V rail by the looks of it, that can handle 24A on the rail. It cost about $36 new. It was originally a replacement for an old Dell desktop that had a 250W power supply that died (don't ask me why I paid extra for the higher rating instead of replacing with a cheaper 250W unit)
The second PSU came with the old machine I'm working on upgrading and it is a well used EnLight Corporation 290W dual rail unit. The two rails are rated 14 A and 8A. The PSU is rated to 300W and specifies a peak of 350W.
Remember this is not an ultra serious machine, this is just me being OCD and having a good time learning about custom builds using very cheap parts, lol.
I guess the question is this: Which one of these two PSU's is worth keeping?