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Thermaltake Litepower 700W vs. Corsair VS650 650W

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June 23, 2013 5:02:29 PM

What's better? I heard that the Corsair is more reliable but I want some extra juice for my pc because I might upgrade my companents in the future :D 
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June 23, 2013 5:07:28 PM

The Corsair VS series isn't very good at all. It's the only Corsair PSU series that I wouldn't recommend. All the others are great.

What's your CPU, GPU, and maximum budget for this PSU? :) 
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June 23, 2013 5:24:57 PM

The litepower isn't going to provide you the extra juice you think it will. It is called litepower for a reason... It is a '700W' PSU with 48A available on the 12V rail giving it only 576 W available for the CPU and GPUs. The VS650, while rated 50 W lower, has 2 A more available on its 12 V rails for 600W of capacity.

Strange how PSU labels are all full of lies and illusions isn't it? This is why I always insist that not all PSUs are created equally.

The VS series hasn't had any good reviews done on it because it is 220-240V only so no north american reviewer can easily test it. I would steer clear of both of those units and try to find something that has actually seen a review.
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June 23, 2013 7:55:11 PM

I don't think I would recommend the Corsair VS series either. I see that they use some CapXon electrolytic capacitors which are considered to be some of the worst quality electrolytic capacitors ever made.
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June 23, 2013 8:46:24 PM

JRAtk94 said:
The Corsair VS series isn't very good at all. It's the only Corsair PSU series that I wouldn't recommend. All the others are great.

What's your CPU, GPU, and maximum budget for this PSU? :) 


My CPU is the i5 3570K and my graphics card is the Galaxy GTX 770 GC 2GB. They recommend a 600w PSU for it. My budget for the PSU is under $100 AUD. I'm trying to be a little conservative on things other than the components that are important for gaming/video editing like the PSU It cannot be over $100.
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June 23, 2013 8:46:28 PM

JRAtk94 said:
The Corsair VS series isn't very good at all. It's the only Corsair PSU series that I wouldn't recommend. All the others are great.

What's your CPU, GPU, and maximum budget for this PSU? :) 


My CPU is the i5 3570K and my graphics card is the Galaxy GTX 770 GC 2GB. They recommend a 600w PSU for it. My budget for the PSU is under $100 AUD. I'm trying to be a little conservative on things other than the components that are important for gaming/video editing like the PSU. It cannot be over $100.
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