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will Corsair VS650 650 Watt PSU be able to run Sapphire R9 280 3GB OC with intel i 5 4th gen processors ?

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June 20, 2014 8:27:48 AM

will Corsair VS650 650 Watt PSU be able to run Sapphire R9 280 3GB OC with intel i 5 (4670) 4th gen processor ?
As on some sites it is mentioned that sapphire R9 280X requires a 750 watt PSU . I just want to be sure :) 
Thanks in advance :) 

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June 20, 2014 8:48:20 AM

yes and for the future the info you want is in the 12V rail specifications of the power supply. The R9 280 requires X amount of amps on the 12V rail, if your power supply has more than whats needed by the GPU (the biggest power draw in the rig) then you should be fine. Generally any PSU at 550W-650W will be sufficient for single GPU solutions. Still to be on the safe side its nice to check before dropping 80$-100$
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June 20, 2014 10:27:24 AM

R9 280/X requires 30 Amps on the 12v rail & a 550W PSU minimum

Corsair VS 650W has 50 Amps on the 12v rail, which is fine.



Just be aware that the VS series isn't great quality, so don't do too much in the way of serious overclocking.

Tier three - Meets standard ATX specifications, though closer to the edges than Tier two units. These are still solid units, which still supply stable power to your system, though not ideal for serious overclocking

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1804779/power-...

On a final note just for your interest, the Corsair VS series aren't officially Haswell compatible, which isn't anything to panic about. It just relates to the low power consumption of the CPU if you put your PC into sleep mode. Most motherboards now have this C6/C7 power saving setting disabled by default. If not you can disable it in BIOS.
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June 20, 2014 10:31:50 AM

Scampi said:
R9 280/X requires 30 Amps on the 12v rail & a 550W PSU minimum

Corsair VS 650W has 50 Amps on the 12v rail, which is fine.



Just be aware that the VS series isn't great quality, so don't do too much in the way of serious overclocking.

Tier three - Meets standard ATX specifications, though closer to the edges than Tier two units. These are still solid units, which still supply stable power to your system, though not ideal for serious overclocking

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1804779/power-...

On a final note just for your interest, the Corsair VS series aren't officially Haswell compatible, which isn't anything to panic about. It just relates to the low power consumption of the CPU if you put your PC into sleep mode. Most motherboards now have this C6/C7 power saving setting disabled by default. If not you can disable it in BIOS.


yeah Corsairs really suck these days, my buddy had a HX 750 from Corsair and the PSU was coil whining and clicking on arrival (when under load). the RMA was an easy process, but the new one they sent does the SAME THING, albeit not as loud. the HX is considered a much higher quality unit compared to the CS and VS units, so....

They use cheap capacitors. I always recommend Seasonic, Antec, XFX, Super Flower and Delta for PSU manufacturers
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July 4, 2014 4:13:58 PM

The axi1500 is the only good supply corsair has released in the last couple years. RM lineup was a big disappointment..
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