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Corsair VS 650 Psu

Hey everyone i planning to buy a new gpu HD 6990 or GTx 590.
My sistem is:

Cpu: AMD x6 1045t 95w
Gpu: HD 6990 OR GTX 590
Psu: Corsair VS 650
Ram: 8(2x4) gb Muskin Blackline FrostByte 1600mhz
HDD: Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200 rpm
Motherboard : AsRocK N68C-GS FX
Can VS 650 run this build?

-Thank You in Advance!
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  1. I didn't got the question I guess.

    But for GPU, get GTX 690 from Nvidia (Or two GTX 770 SLI).
    For PSU, get at least 800W PSU (750 shall do, but 800 seems to be good enough for it).

    650W isn't a good idea and will not be able to handle things.
  2. An HD 6990 and GTX 590 are both old and last generation. Both require 700w power supplies. I would not use a Corsair VS in a high end build like that. It's a budget line.

    Power requirements.

    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
  3. Corsair's VS PSUs are even worse than their CX ones. There's no way that VS 650w would be reliable to power a GTX580 ( half of a GTX590 ) with the rest of your PC.
  4. GEEOR said:
    Hey everyone i planning to buy a new gpu HD 6990 or GTx 590.
    My sistem is:

    Cpu: AMD x6 1045t 95w
    Gpu: HD 6990 OR GTX 590
    Psu: Corsair VS 650
    Ram: 8(2x4) gb Muskin Blackline FrostByte 1600mhz
    HDD: Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200 rpm
    Motherboard : AsRocK N68C-GS FX
    Can VS 650 run this build?

    -Thank You in Advance!


    Hi - I agree that the VS series is inappropriate for this type of build.
    it is a budget/opening price point series. Realhardtechx suggests,
    and as anort has already pointed out each requires a quality 700w
    unit.

    I presume you are considering older generation GPU's because of
    price and/or availability. If not, consider the newer generation cards.

    If you are going with Corsair, the TX series is the minimum, and
    you should consider the HX or AX series if your budget allows.

    There are other quality alternatives; Seasonic, XFX, PC P&C, Antec,
    Rosewill Capstone/Fortress series, and a few others.
  5. toyftw said:
    GEEOR said:
    Hey everyone i planning to buy a new gpu HD 6990 or GTx 590.
    My sistem is:

    Cpu: AMD x6 1045t 95w
    Gpu: HD 6990 OR GTX 590
    Psu: Corsair VS 650
    Ram: 8(2x4) gb Muskin Blackline FrostByte 1600mhz
    HDD: Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200 rpm
    Motherboard : AsRocK N68C-GS FX
    Can VS 650 run this build?

    -Thank You in Advance!


    Hi - I agree that the VS series is inappropriate for this type of build.
    it is a budget/opening price point series. Realhardtechx suggests,
    and as anort has already pointed out each requires a quality 700w
    unit.

    I presume you are considering older generation GPU's because of
    price and/or availability. If not, consider the newer generation cards.

    If you are going with Corsair, the TX series is the minimum, and
    you should consider the HX or AX series if your budget allows.

    There are other quality alternatives; Seasonic, XFX, PC P&C, Antec,
    Rosewill Capstone/Fortress series, and a few others.





  6. So the answer is No, ok can someone tell me if this Psu is able to run a single GTX 680 or GTX 760?
  7. It's a budget PSU don't run higher end cards with it.
  8. Although it's not a great idea to run a high end card with a budget power supply the 650 VS is more than electrically sufficient for any single graphics card you want. The VS series is designed for 220 VAC and not sold here in North America so it's not 80 Plus certified. It has a very powerful 12v rail for a budget unit though.
  9. anort3 said:
    Although it's not a great idea to run a high end card with a budget power supply the 650 VS is more than electrically sufficient for any single graphics card you want. The VS series is designed for 220 VAC and not sold here in North America so it's not 80 Plus certified. It has a very powerful 12v rail for a budget unit though.


    There are two versions of VS series. Ones with orange sticker can handle its rated wattage, ones with green stickers are beyond terrible.
  10. Best answer
    Actually, either VS version can handle their rated wattage. The updated version got the primary capacitor upgraded to a Japanese one. Cap choice was one of the complaints from reviewers on the VS, but it IS rated at continuous output. No Corsair PSUs are rated at peak.

    As for being enough power: if you're only running a single card like that, 650W is more than enough. But like toyftw pointed out: Why get one of the most expensive graphics cards and the least expensive PSU (well, I guess not the LEAST expensive. There are cheaper ones out there that don't even have PFC!). I would use either a TX, HX, etc.
  11. Wow are you really Johny 0_o . Review from a local PSU guru in my country tested the V2 VS450 at its rated wattage, thou: http://powerlab.vn/2012/12/corsair-vs450/2/
  12. jonnyguru said:
    Actually, either VS version can handle their rated wattage. The updated version got the primary capacitor upgraded to a Japanese one. Cap choice was one of the complaints from reviewers on the VS, but it IS rated at continuous output. No Corsair PSUs are rated at peak.

    As for being enough power: if you're only running a single card like that, 650W is more than enough. But like toyftw pointed out: Why get one of the most expensive graphics cards and the least expensive PSU (well, I guess not the LEAST expensive. There are cheaper ones out there that don't even have PFC!). I would use either a TX, HX, etc.


    :ouimaitre:

    Based on the post count and join date I think it might really be you. If so thanks for the great work you, Oklahoma Wolf and Tazz do over at your site!

    While on the subject of Corsair any idea when the Chicony made units might get a review? I see Corsair has a new line of units made by them pending Gold certification called the RM series. Other than a single thread on the forum over at your site there does not seem to be much about the current TX750 and TX750M. I always hesitate to recommend them with the TX V2 still available. Thanks!
  13. anort3 said:
    jonnyguru said:
    Actually, either VS version can handle their rated wattage. The updated version got the primary capacitor upgraded to a Japanese one. Cap choice was one of the complaints from reviewers on the VS, but it IS rated at continuous output. No Corsair PSUs are rated at peak.

    As for being enough power: if you're only running a single card like that, 650W is more than enough. But like toyftw pointed out: Why get one of the most expensive graphics cards and the least expensive PSU (well, I guess not the LEAST expensive. There are cheaper ones out there that don't even have PFC!). I would use either a TX, HX, etc.


    :ouimaitre:

    Based on the post count and join date I think it might really be you. If so thanks for the great work you, Oklahoma Wolf and Tazz do over at your site!

    While on the subject of Corsair any idea when the Chicony made units might get a review? I see Corsair has a new line of units made by them pending Gold certification called the RM series. Other than a single thread on the forum over at your site there does not seem to be much about the current TX750 and TX750M. I always hesitate to recommend them with the TX V2 still available. Thanks!


    Ditto
  14. anort3 said:
    jonnyguru said:
    Actually, either VS version can handle their rated wattage. The updated version got the primary capacitor upgraded to a Japanese one. Cap choice was one of the complaints from reviewers on the VS, but it IS rated at continuous output. No Corsair PSUs are rated at peak.

    As for being enough power: if you're only running a single card like that, 650W is more than enough. But like toyftw pointed out: Why get one of the most expensive graphics cards and the least expensive PSU (well, I guess not the LEAST expensive. There are cheaper ones out there that don't even have PFC!). I would use either a TX, HX, etc.


    :ouimaitre:

    Based on the post count and join date I think it might really be you. If so thanks for the great work you, Oklahoma Wolf and Tazz do over at your site!

    While on the subject of Corsair any idea when the Chicony made units might get a review? I see Corsair has a new line of units made by them pending Gold certification called the RM series. Other than a single thread on the forum over at your site there does not seem to be much about the current TX750 and TX750M. I always hesitate to recommend them with the TX V2 still available. Thanks!


    You'll probably have to wait for the RM Series. While I thought that the TX should've gone out for another round of reviews, Corsair felt that it wasn't necessarily since there was no electrical performance advantage, etc.

    Unfortunately, that series may be delayed. Not because of problems with the Chicony platform, but because Corsair's engineers are trying to address potential problems pro-actively versus reactively. Case in point: Caps making noises (what people mistakingly call "coil whine") in the Seasonic based units, improving OQC procedures to catch noise problems by testing components pre-production and testing units post-production. It should be a really solid contender.
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