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Corsair VS650 or TX650

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April 30, 2013 7:26:06 AM

What's the difference? And why is there a 40 dollar difference if it gives the same power? and what one should i go for if this is my setup?
ASUS GTX 670 DIRECT CU 2 TOP
INTEL CORE I5 3570K
8GB RAM VENGEANCE
MSI b75ma-p4

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April 30, 2013 7:51:56 AM

it has to do with the components used within the PSU

the VS is a basic model and uses cheaper parts (most likely Chinese, maybe a few Taiwanese caps vs higher quality Japaneses in the TX) that are rated for lower temps then the TX (i assume you mean the TX v2). The VS also offers less efficiency (the ratio between the useful output of an energy conversion device and the input), offers less connecting cables and smaller warranty.

basically, the TX 650 v2 is designed to deliver 650w (or more) consistently at high temp, efficiently, to a gaming PC with dedicated video card(s) that draw a lot of power

the VS is designed to replace a PSU in a mass produced PC like Dell, Acer, HP, etc., While it may peak at 650w it will have a difficult time delivering that power consistently, efficiently, and at the same temp (your PC internal temps can exceed 50c while pushed) as the TX.

this article may help you out, while the VS is a step up in quality from the techsolo unit, it would be ranked below the OCZ unit in terms of quality platform. The TX v2 would rank equal in terms of quality with the Antec unit (in fact both are made by the same OEM)

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3985/three-550w-psus-for-...
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April 30, 2013 8:27:28 AM

dirtyferret said:
it has to do with the components used within the PSU

the VS is a basic model and uses cheaper parts (most likely Chinese, maybe a few Taiwanese caps vs higher quality Japaneses in the TX) that are rated for lower temps then the TX (i assume you mean the TX v2). The VS also offers less efficiency (the ratio between the useful output of an energy conversion device and the input), offers less connecting cables and smaller warranty.

basically, the TX 650 v2 is designed to deliver 650w (or more) consistently at high temp, efficiently, to a gaming PC with dedicated video card(s) that draw a lot of power

the VS is designed to replace a PSU in a mass produced PC like Dell, Acer, HP, etc., While it may peak at 650w it will have a difficult time delivering that power consistently, efficiently, and at the same temp (your PC internal temps can exceed 50c while pushed) as the TX.

this article may help you out, while the VS is a step up in quality from the techsolo unit, it would be ranked below the OCZ unit in terms of quality platform. The TX v2 would rank equal in terms of quality with the Antec unit (in fact both are made by the same OEM)

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3985/three-550w-psus-for-...


Thanks, also is my setup good enough? or will it have problems? (exclude asus gtx 670 heating/crash problems because it was fixed later in a BIOS update
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April 30, 2013 8:52:50 AM

It's fine assuming you go with the tx psu or at least corsairs cx line
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