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I'd be a little cautious using that PSU. I think those are close to 7 years old?
Indeed it's a used PSU of unknown mileage, so always apply some reasonable doubt. One red flag during the initial testing, I got a few black screen crashes near the end of PassMark's graphics segments. I reproduced that a couple of times & then eliminated the problem by switching to this current video card.
quite a nice machine you got here. I was suprised to see coolermaster on that power supply. I know its an older power supply, but its not like you are exactly putting a lot of power through it. Its not the "right" thing to do to use that power supply but im sure its "fine". i would have done the same thing. I know you said you had to switch the gpu, but that could have been drivers for all we know
Thanks, I think overall it's one of my better budget builds. I have found it necessary to replace a couple of power supplies lately, one that failed on the buyer of a PC after 2 days of use & another that never powered on for me, which I had purchased used from overseas (no more of that). I realize there are more expensive conscientious ways to build for a discerning user, but a lot of what I've done lately are budget starter PCs just to get people thinking outside their consoles, cutting costs where opportunities are most obvious.
I will try that first GPU again in another build, because I don't have any conclusive point-of-failure evidence on it. Just a variable I changed that ended a problem at hand.