I have a Corsair GS800 PSU. I bought it 6 years ago and spent a lot of money on it intentionally for longevity and reliability.
Now I'd like to know if this PSU will work with a Ryzen 5 1600 CPU and compatible motherboard, specifically an Asus Prime B350-Plus
I've heard a few horror stories of Ryzen not working with certain PSUs, but there seems to be very little on the subject, so it's difficult to find out what specifications make a PSU compatible, or is it just a gamble, and no one really knows?
Someone said any high quality functioning ATX PSU from the last 10 years or so should work fine with it, as long as it has the relevant connectors (24 pin mobo and 8 pin ATX).
It doesn't seem quite so simple as that, however.
Someone please help? I've been agonising over this for hours now and I'm exhausted!
Will it work? Yes. Is it going to blow up? No. Should you take the opportunity to upgrade from that basic, entry level power supply to something more modern that you'll not have to worry about again for another decade since you're going to have to empty your case anyway to install new hardware? Yes you should.
If it's going to work and it's not going to blow up or destroy anything, I can't think of a good reason to buy a new PSU. I'm on a limited budget so I'd like to make use of what I've got if I can
I can't really see what the problem with doing that would be, other than the minor inconvenience of having to swap the power supplies over. If I find a reason to buy a new power supply in the next couple of months then I will, but if it's going to work then why spend money that I don't need to? I bought the power supply in the first place because it's high quality and if it dies on me then it won't take anything with it. I intentionally spent a lot of money on it for that purpose. If it dies in the next couple of months then it's not a big deal to replace it.
I was talking about my motherboard and NVMe SSD, considerably larger pain to change, though I route my cables through the back of the case for neatness.