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Corsair VS 550W for this build?

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April 13, 2013 8:10:42 AM

Is Corsair VS 550W power supply enough for this build?
CPU: E3-1230V2
MB: MSI ZH77A-G43
GPU: SAPPHIRE HD7870 XT 2GB D5 256BIT
RAM: Corsair 1600C10 VENGEANCE LP
HDD: 2TB SEAGATE 64M 7200 RPM SATA 6.0
FAN:FREEZER 13 CPU COOLER + 120mm fan x2

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April 13, 2013 10:28:30 AM

For a system using a single Radeon HD 7870 Boost Edition graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater system power supply. The power supply should also have a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 33 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Sufficient Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) rated at 45°C - 50°C ambient temperature, is the most critical factor.

Overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU(s) will require an additional increase to the maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current ratings, recommended above, to meet the increase in power required for the overclock. The additional amount required will depend on the magnitude of the overclock being attempted.

The Corsair VS Series VS550 (SKU# 75-001836 / CP-9020050), with its maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 42 Amps and with two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single Radeon HD 7870 Boost Edition graphics card.

The VS550 is not discontinued. @mace200200 has it confused with the discontinued VX Series CMPSU-550VX
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April 13, 2013 11:13:58 AM

ko888 said:
The VS550 is not discontinued. @mace200200 has it confused with the discontinued VX Series CMPSU-550VX


your right, still though, the VS 550 doesnt't have an efficiency rating, and i can't find a single test done on the unit.
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April 13, 2013 11:18:11 AM

mace200200 said:
ko888 said:
The VS550 is not discontinued. @mace200200 has it confused with the discontinued VX Series CMPSU-550VX


your right, still though, the VS 550 doesnt't have an efficiency rating, and i can't find a single test done on the unit.


The VS Series are only sold in some parts of the world where the power grid runs on 220 Volts AC. Since the market is limited, review sites tend to ignore reviewing them, since it doesn't drive much web traffic to their site to make it worthwhile.
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April 13, 2013 1:20:04 PM

ko888 said:
mace200200 said:
ko888 said:
The VS550 is not discontinued. @mace200200 has it confused with the discontinued VX Series CMPSU-550VX


your right, still though, the VS 550 doesnt't have an efficiency rating, and i can't find a single test done on the unit.


The VS Series are only sold in some parts of the world where the power grid runs on 220 Volts AC. Since the market is limited, review sites tend to ignore reviewing them, since it doesn't drive much web traffic to their site to make it worthwhile.


I see, that makes sense I guess.
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August 4, 2013 1:55:48 PM

mace200200 said:
ko888 said:
The VS550 is not discontinued. @mace200200 has it confused with the discontinued VX Series CMPSU-550VX


your right, still though, the VS 550 doesnt't have an efficiency rating, and i can't find a single test done on the unit.


I found this one! And he used the VX, so the VS should work even better!

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/psus/2008/05/06/corsai...
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