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Corsair VS 650 good for zotac gtx 970 amp extreme core edition

I planning to purchase zotac gtx 970 amp extreme core edition and i am using corsair CX 550. I am planning to upgrade to Corsair VS 650.
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  1. It has plenty of capacity, but isn't the most reliable unit around. I'd go with a different unit. Are you in India?
  2. darkbreeze said:
    It has plenty of capacity, but isn't the most reliable unit around. I'd go with a different unit. Are you in India?



    Yes, I am little tight on budget. Whats your suggestion?
  3. This would be a far better choice, even though it's only 20w over the recommended PSU capacity for the GTX 970. In reality, your CX550w unit has plenty of capacity for that card, it just isn't the most reliable over the long run either due to inferior capacitor selection. But it will work, and buy you some time to save a little more money for a Seasonic, Super Flower, Antec, XFX or EVGA unit listed at a position of Tier 1 or 2 here:

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
  4. darkbreeze said:
    This would be a far better choice, even though it's only 20w over the recommended PSU capacity for the GTX 970. In reality, your CX550w unit has plenty of capacity for that card, it just isn't the most reliable over the long run either due to inferior capacitor selection. But it will work, and buy you some time to save a little more money for a Seasonic, Super Flower, Antec, XFX or EVGA unit listed at a position of Tier 1 or 2 here:

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html


    Thanks man for sharing the information. Is there any good PSU below 6000 RS?
  5. Guys I am using VX 550 and not CX 550 sorry for the typo error.
  6. The VX550 is a very good unit, according to JonnyGuru. I wouldn't even replace it unless you encounter some kind of problems down the road when age catches up with it. Much different than the CX units.

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=62
  7. darkbreeze said:
    The VX550 is a very good unit, according to JonnyGuru. I wouldn't even replace it unless you encounter some kind of problems down the road when age catches up with it. Much different than the CX units.

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=62


    Thank you for the info.The PSU is almost 5 years old and the graphic card I am purchasing is a OC Version and fastest in the GTX 970 line up. So I was little worried
  8. My specs are Core i5-4440 and i have 3 hard disk(2TB, 1TB, 500GB SSD).
    12 GB Ram Cabinet: Cooler Master CM 690 II.
  9. It should be fine. It's 50w above recommended capacity, which in itself is probably already about 50w more than what's needed. I'd say you're fine with that unit for now.
  10. darkbreeze said:
    It should be fine. It's 50w above recommended capacity, which in itself is probably already about 50w more than what's needed. I'd say you're fine with that unit for now.


    Thank you man. Sorry for bothering you with so many questions. I just contacted Zotac and they said i needed a 600 watt PSU. So is it okay if i go with my 550 wattts PSU? From this review it shows under load it consumes 300 W(http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/7143/zotac-geforce-gtx-970-amp-extreme-core-edition-video-card-review/index12.html)
    What your opinion?
  11. Best answer
    Zotac, and every other manufacturer, is going to tell you that a unit which is probably much more than what's needed is required, just to be sure they cover their end and would rather give you an overkill recommendation than have you get a unit that's the exact amount needed but that with a cheap unit that doesn't meet spec, won't be enough. You'll be fine with the unit you have. Here's the RealHardtechX recommendations based on their testing. Their recommendations are always already beyond what's actually needed, for the same reason, so there's no need for a bigger unit unless you want one.

    Plus, that VX is probably more capable of providing it's labeled power output than that VS unit is anyhow. Like I said, if you DO want a bigger unit just for piece of mind, get a tier 1 or 2 unit as listed on the tier list, otherwise you're just wasting money.

    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
  12. Thank you for your valuable information. I will stick with my current psu for the time being.
  13. Good luck in your endeavors and don't hesitate if you have further questions at any time.
  14. Sure. Thanks once again for all your help.
  15. Anytime.
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