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PSU : Corsair VS650 vs Cooler Master Thunder M 620W

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September 24, 2013 10:29:20 PM

People say that VS650 is an entry lvl PSU so how can I know if a PSU is entry lvl and how many watts does it really give?

So I was thinking to get a modular one almost the same price range. Itll save me trouble of routing unwanted cables.

Please discuss
a b ) Power supply
September 24, 2013 10:36:38 PM

Xtian1911 said:
People say that VS650 is an entry lvl PSU so how can I know if a PSU is entry lvl and how many watts does it really give?

So I was thinking to get a modular one almost the same price range. Itll save me trouble of routing unwanted cables.

Please discuss


First off (my opinion) Cool master psu's are junk. Stay with one of these brands:
Corsair
Rosewill
Seasonic
XFX

Next what is your budget for a psu?
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September 24, 2013 11:54:36 PM

Im from the Philippines and for a 3rd world country its hard for me to keep extending my budget for the parts. The PSU I chose only costs around $50.

The Cooler Master PSU costs $5 more and is modular but less 30watts. I know the fact that label doesnt really totally give the exact wattage thats why I'm asking this to you guys. A friend of mine calculated the Corsair VS650 says itll out approx 600-620w. I dont know about this new one and if it is worth the trouble
a b ) Power supply
September 25, 2013 12:07:37 AM

Yes, but what i am saying is that if you go with anything besides the following:
Corsair
XFX
Seasonic

Reason being is that you don't want to damage your components you spend so much money on. I read an article that someone bought a generic or cheaper brand psu (Cool Master) and it started their pc on fire, fired everything, all to a faulty wire. The choice is yours but that's just my recommendation. Look at this one:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($22.50 @ Newegg)
Total: $22.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 03:05 EDT-0400)

or

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($56.50 @ Newegg)
Total: $56.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 03:06 EDT-0400)

or

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($47.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $47.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 03:07 EDT-0400)

Hope these help, please feel free to pm me if you have any more questions/concerns.
September 25, 2013 1:53:22 AM

ddbtkd456 said:
Yes, but what i am saying is that if you go with anything besides the following:
Corsair
XFX
Seasonic

Reason being is that you don't want to damage your components you spend so much money on. I read an article that someone bought a generic or cheaper brand psu (Cool Master) and it started their pc on fire, fired everything, all to a faulty wire. The choice is yours but that's just my recommendation. Look at this one:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($22.50 @ Newegg)
Total: $22.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 03:05 EDT-0400)

or

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($56.50 @ Newegg)
Total: $56.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 03:06 EDT-0400)

or

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($47.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $47.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 03:07 EDT-0400)

Hope these help, please feel free to pm me if you have any more questions/concerns.


Cant order @ newegg man.. Im far away and shipping will cost me alot
a b ) Power supply
September 25, 2013 1:54:49 AM

Xtian1911 said:
ddbtkd456 said:
Yes, but what i am saying is that if you go with anything besides the following:
Corsair
XFX
Seasonic

Reason being is that you don't want to damage your components you spend so much money on. I read an article that someone bought a generic or cheaper brand psu (Cool Master) and it started their pc on fire, fired everything, all to a faulty wire. The choice is yours but that's just my recommendation. Look at this one:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($22.50 @ Newegg)
Total: $22.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 03:05 EDT-0400)

or

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($56.50 @ Newegg)
Total: $56.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 03:06 EDT-0400)

or

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($47.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $47.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 03:07 EDT-0400)

Hope these help, please feel free to pm me if you have any more questions/concerns.


Cant order @ newegg man.. Im far away and shipping will cost me alot


What sites do you prefer I can look them up that way?
a c 1880 ) Power supply
September 25, 2013 6:26:14 AM

What are your specs?

The VS650 , puts out 50 amps on a single 12 volt rail.

Maxed out at 600w total.
September 25, 2013 7:54:48 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
What are your specs?

The VS650 , puts out 50 amps on a single 12 volt rail.

Maxed out at 600w total.


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Optical Drive
LG GH24NS95-BK DVD-RW Sata Black
Case
Aerocool Vs-3 Casing Black
PSU
Corsair VS650
CPU
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a c 1880 ) Power supply
September 26, 2013 5:35:47 AM

The VS650 will be fine for your setup.
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