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Corsair VX550 PSU sufficient for this config?? no SLI.

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March 4, 2011 3:33:04 PM

Hello,
I need to know if the Corsair VX550 would be enough for my configuration below?
i7 950/960
Asus P6X58D-E
G Skill 3*2GB 1600MHz
MSI Cyclone GTX460 OC 1 GB
Seagate 1TB HDD

I will not be using SLI. but i will be trying out moderate overclocking on air..

thanks.. :) 

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March 4, 2011 3:43:30 PM

That unit will be plenty of power for your config, but in the price range of that Corsair unit I would go with a different unit that has more power and is bronze certified.

SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W $84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This would be my choice before the VX 550 unless you can get the Corsair unit for much cheaper.

Its $5 cheaper and more power and all around better unit.
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March 5, 2011 7:32:27 AM

yes the corsair vx550 is about $10 cheaper than the SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W in my country.. :) 

so i'll go for the corsair one..

also i heard that the VX550 is of great quality and its been for a few years now :) 

i forgot to add one CD & one DVD drives to my config.. :p 

Would the VX550 be able to handle (one more GTX 460) in SLI ?? (or 6870 in CF) in case i upgrade in the future??
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March 5, 2011 12:48:49 PM

thunderbolt36 said:

Would the VX550 be able to handle (one more GTX 460) in SLI ?? (or 6870 in CF) in case i upgrade in the future??

I wouldn't. You would be operating the 12 volt rail at around 90% of capacity under load. A good 650 watt PSU would be much better.
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March 16, 2011 9:01:40 AM

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