Can an old, perhaps faulty, PSU damage components?

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I'm building a new rig soon. As I'm on a budget, I'm going to be using the OCZ 600W PSU from my old PC - which has died. I suspected the motherboard to be the cause, but have been told that a faulty PSU can sometimes make the motherboard act erratically.

I don't want to buy £700's worth of shiny new components if this old PSU is just going to blow them up. Is it wise to play it safe and order a new one? It's about 3 years old.

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Pete.
 
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and the age of it wont help just buy a new 1 there pretty cheap for 600w psu of a trusted brand its probily 1 of the only i would never skimp cash on in my system
 
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