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January 23, 2013 5:45:48 PM

Hi just wanting to know if there is a difference between the Corsair VS650 (650W) and the Corsair Gaming Series 600W, I assume the gaming series is slightly better is some way because it is 50% more expensive (where I live). I am currently planning on getting the budget PSU (the 650W value series) so was just wondering if there is any significant benefit to getting the gaming series PSU?

System Info incase you need it:

i5-3570k (going to overclock to ~4.2GHz)
Currently using an old gtx 460 but will be getting a 8000 series when they come out (please don't lecture me on waiting for the next best thing)
2TB HDD
Disk Drive
8GB 1600mhz RAM
Adding a SSD in future

I do not plan on ever Crossfiring :D 

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January 23, 2013 5:49:48 PM

Why not go HX series? Amazing quality !
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January 23, 2013 5:56:01 PM

jshun1234 said:
Why not go HX series? Amazing quality !


Yes but the HX series is twice the price of the value series ($200 compared to $100)
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January 23, 2013 6:55:34 PM

DelightfulDucklings said:
Hi just wanting to know if there is a difference between the Corsair VS650 (650W) and the Corsair Gaming Series 600W, I assume the gaming series is slightly better is some way because it is 50% more expensive (where I live). I am currently planning on getting the budget PSU (the 650W value series) so was just wondering if there is any significant benefit to getting the gaming series PSU?

System Info incase you need it:

i5-3570k (going to overclock to ~4.2GHz)
Currently using an old gtx 460 but will be getting a 8000 series when they come out (please don't lecture me on waiting for the next best thing)
2TB HDD
Disk Drive
8GB 1600mhz RAM
Adding a SSD in future

I do not plan on ever Crossfiring :D 


Hi - If you are lookin to save a few $, INR, Euro's, etc., you don't need any more
than 550w for any gpu below the 8990 & only 500w for 8970 & below.

Tom
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January 24, 2013 1:54:25 AM

Akinos242 said:
80 Plus Certified was the only thing I could find. GS600 is, VS650 isn't. As for the Radeon 8000 series that's a rebadge of the 7000 series, just so you're aware. http://www.anandtech.com/show/6570/amds-annual-gpu-reba...


I don't you understand that the re-branding was just for OEM parts, the parts that us (builders) will buy from shops are not the re-branded 7000 series cards. Either that or the cards will get bumped up to the 9000 series and we won't get a full 8000 series but this is completely besides the point anyway. All I want to know is if there is a difference between the PSU's.

You say the VS650 isn't 80 Plus Certified but the one I am looking at (sorry I should have linked before probably, I'll put it below) is 80 Plus Certified so does this mean that there is really no difference?
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January 24, 2013 1:57:25 AM

toyftw said:
Hi - If you are lookin to save a few $, INR, Euro's, etc., you don't need any more
than 550w for any gpu below the 8990 & only 500w for 8970 & below.

Tom


Yeah thanks, I'm not worried about the Wattage really, I know 650W is overkill but don't worry about that at all, I just want to know if there is a difference between the PSU's apart from the Wattage
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January 24, 2013 2:49:47 AM

Corsair's website says not applicable for 80 Plus on all of their VS model PSUs. They're up to 85% efficient, but it doesn't say at what % of load.
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January 24, 2013 3:04:22 AM

Akinos242 said:
Corsair's website says not applicable for 80 Plus on all of their VS model PSUs. They're up to 85% efficient, but it doesn't say at what % of load.


Ok thanks, I guess the shop I'm looking at might have mistyped their information or something. I will go with the gaming series one for the assurance that it will be of better quality and last longer under stress.
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January 24, 2013 3:38:41 AM

Best answer selected by DelightfulDucklings.
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