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Corsair CX600 is good for GTX 570 ????

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November 10, 2011 9:13:23 AM

Hello guys ,

is corsair CX600 will be a good option for GTX 570 performanc wise ???

i am from india and my budget for psu is 3700 INR.


plz help!!!!
a b ) Power supply
November 10, 2011 10:10:59 AM

CX series is not that good. Stick with something from Seasonic. 600W should be fine.
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November 10, 2011 10:49:03 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
CX series is not that good. Stick with something from Seasonic. 600W should be fine.



then plz suggest me some good one !

i am decide to go for 500W PSU only and going to buy GTX 560 ti !!!

my budget is not more than 3500 INR
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a b ) Power supply
November 10, 2011 10:53:23 AM

I actually think the CX600 will do fine. But I would go for a little bigger as well. I'm a decent fan of Antec's products, so the HCG-620 is next in line (same price class, same power, little better efficiency). Also look at the Cooler Master GX650 or the Corsair TX650 (great PSU, though a little bit more expensive).
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a b ) Power supply
November 10, 2011 10:54:04 AM

For the GTX560Ti the CX600 is 100%. Go for it.
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a b ) Power supply
November 10, 2011 11:06:03 AM

@OP: First decide what you wanna get. Once you mention 570 and then 560Ti. 560Ti would be taken care of by Corsair VX450W without OC. Whereas a 570 will not.
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November 10, 2011 2:07:31 PM

The CX600V2 has a few drawbacks over a "gaming" PSU, but otherwise are exceptional PSUs for the price. I've read reviews on JonnyGuru, Hardware Secrets, and I believe SilentPC that all liked the CX430. Now of course, there could be differences between the 430 and the 600, but I can't find a review of the 600. You have to decide for yourself if it is worth owning.

1) It is rated for 25C. I have seen reviews of the 430 version running as hot as 50C ambient temperature with no problems or drop in performance. I have a CX600V2 and have run it ambient 30C without it shutting off. I don't have the equipment to prove that it isn't losing max performance. I don't know why the rating is so low, but I will say that running over the rated temperature may lead to a shorter lifetime.

2) lack of cables. The CX600V2 doesn't have enough cables for SLI. I plan on using my CX600V2 in SLI and I'll have to get adapters. This won't affect you if you do get a 570.

3) The 12V amp limit is fairly low compared to a gaming series PSU. This is a bigger impact on SLI than the missing cables, however that isn't really an option for you with the dual 570's since they draw too much power.

I got mine for $12 after sales and rebates. It is running an i5-2500k and a 6870 and I plan on squeaking in a second 6870 a year from now. I would recommend it to anyone at that price. However, if you can get a gaming series Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, or OCZ PSU for the same price as the CX600, then I'd go for one of those instead.

EDIT: The CX600V2 is rated +12V@40A. The GTX570 takes ~19A by itself. That leaves plenty of room on the 12V and plenty of power in the entire PSU to power a CPU and most other reasonable peripherals (in other words, not running a 12 disk RAID or something crazy like that).
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November 10, 2011 3:11:06 PM

hell_storm2004 said:
@OP: First decide what you wanna get. Once you mention 570 and then 560Ti. 560Ti would be taken care of by Corsair VX450W without OC. Whereas a 570 will not.



Thanx fro reply ,

my ques is that will Seasonic 520W S12II-520 can handle GTX 570 ????
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November 10, 2011 3:40:39 PM

swapnilbunty123 said:
Thanx fro reply ,

my ques is that will Seasonic 520W S12II-520 can handle GTX 570 ????

For a system running with one GeForce GTX 570 graphics card, NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 550 Watt or greater power supply having a minimum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 38 Amps or greater and with at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

The power supply unit specification that is the most important is the minimum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating. It is more important than the power supply units wattage rating.

The Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze with its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 40 Amps and one 6-pin and one 6+2 pin PCI-Express supplementary power connectors has no problem meeting the requirement to be able to run a system with a single GeForce GTX 570. It's a highly rated unit by the reputable power supply review sites Hardware Secrets and jonnyGURU.com.
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November 10, 2011 4:01:34 PM

ko888 said:


The Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze with its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 40 Amps and one 6-pin and one 6+2 pin PCI-Express supplementary power connectors has no problem meeting the requirement to be able to run a system with a single GeForce GTX 570. It's a highly rated unit by the reputable power supply review sites Hardware Secrets and jonnyGURU.com.


I agree with the above statement but the CX600 v2 also has 40a on its 12v rail, two PCI-E power connectors and the platform has also been well reviewed by hardware secrets, techpowerup and jonnyguru.

So to answer the OP question, yes the CX600 will power your set up. Is the seasonic a better PSU? yes. Is it worth the extra cost? No clue, that depends on the Indian market and your personal finances.

FYI, antec also has an older neo eco 520w that uses a similar (older) seasonic platform to the HCG, the differences are very minor.
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November 10, 2011 4:45:36 PM

dirtyferret said:
I agree with the above statement but the CX600 v2 also has 40a on its 12v rail, two PCI-E power connectors and the platform has also been well reviewed by hardware secrets, techpowerup and jonnyguru.

So to answer the OP question, yes the CX600 will power your set up. Is the seasonic a better PSU? yes. Is it worth the extra cost? No clue, that depends on the Indian market and your personal finances.

FYI, antec also has an older neo eco 520w that uses a similar (older) seasonic platform to the HCG, the differences are very minor.




Thanx for replying ,

but if i were you then which one will you choose from below while considering my need specified in above Post :
1. CX600 v2
2. Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze
3. VX450

Thanx !!!!!!!!!!!!
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a b ) Power supply
November 10, 2011 4:57:13 PM

swapnilbunty123 said:
Thanx for replying ,

but if i were you then which one will you choose from below while considering my need specified in above Post :
1. CX600 v2
2. Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze
3. VX450

Thanx !!!!!!!!!!!!


cx-600 v2 - solid PSU that can deliver its power although slightly underpowered for a modern 600w PSU
seasonic S12II - excellent PSU, one of the best in its class of 500w-600w
VX450 - a very good budget gaming PSU but lacks the 12v power of the previous mentioned PSU.

so based on your list the seasonic would be my first choice. the corsair cx600 would be a solid alternative and I would not consider the VX450 for a GTX570 based system. The corsair vx450 PSU would be perfect for a card like the GTX550ti or AMD 6850.
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November 10, 2011 4:59:23 PM

The Corsair Enthusiast Series VX450W (CMPSU-450VX) has actually been discontinued by Corsair. The remaining stock is just being cleared out of the distribution channel.
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a b ) Power supply
November 10, 2011 5:01:55 PM

ko888 said:
The Corsair Enthusiast Series VX450W (CMPSU-450VX) has actually been discontinued by Corsair. The remaining stock is just being cleared out of the distribution channel.


india may still have a few left since they don't move inventory as quickly as north America markets
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November 10, 2011 5:54:15 PM

Problem is the Corsair CMPSU-600CX cost more then the Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze in India.
It's more then your stated budget of 3500 or 3700 ir.
The Seasonic is your best option.
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a b ) Power supply
November 10, 2011 5:56:08 PM

makes the seasonic a no-brainer purchase then
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a c 1167 ) Power supply
November 10, 2011 5:57:54 PM

At TheITWares.com's Power Supplies :

SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply [S12II 520 Bronze]
5 Years Warranty by Seasonic
Price: Rs.3,500.00
DTDC/TNT Shipping: Rs.200.00

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply [CX600 V2]
3 Years Warranty by Corsair
Price: Rs.3,550.00
DTDC/TNT Shipping: Rs.150.00

Both work out to be the same price when shipping is included.
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March 28, 2012 12:28:40 AM

i just bought one... it was $79 on newegg, specs amd 640 95W quad core, asrock 970 extreme3 dvd/cd combo, 2x 2gb ddr3 ripjaws,two hdd's, gtx 460, few vent fans. wont this be sufficient enough for this?
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