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Old 02-22-2019, 07:33 AM   #1
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Ok, so I need a 650W PSU, what should I buy? I was looking at the following 2:

Corsair PSU VS series 650W, 80+
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Corsair Builder Series VS650

But many reviews are actually not recommending any of those 2. I am looking for something up to $70 or so..
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Hi if was me I would just save up more cash and get a better supply
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Hi if was me I would just save up more cash and get a better supply
Thanks for the reply. I have the following components what would you suggest?

GA 970A DS3P
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I would suggest xfx supplies or evga like these here. with 80+ gold

you can wait for other suggestions too.

https://www.evga.com/products/produc...pset=650+watts
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slayerdeath555: You've posted your specs but not your computer usage. Also why you chose 650W? Are you a gamer?
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slayerdeath555: You've posted your specs but not your computer usage. Also why you chose 650W? Are you a gamer?
Yeh my bad :) Would be used mostly for gaming yes.
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EVGA SuperNOVA 650 P2, 80+ PLATINUM 650W , Fully Modular, EVGA ECO Mode, 10 Year Warranty , Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply 220-P2-0650-X1
Costs double your budget, but 10 year warranty rather than 5 and real quality as well as 92%+ efficiency.
Fits ATX, ETX mATX, EATX, HPTX XLATX since you didn't mention case.
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EVGA SuperNOVA 650 P2, 80+ PLATINUM 650W , Fully Modular, EVGA ECO Mode, 10 Year Warranty , Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply 220-P2-0650-X1
Costs double your budget, but 10 year warranty rather than 5 and real quality as well as 92%+ efficiency.
Fits ATX, ETX mATX, EATX, HPTX XLATX since you didn't mention case.
Sounds like an awesome unit, thanks :)
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It used to be if the PSU said Corsair on it, you were getting a good supply. That is no longer true. You really should avoid their entry level budget lines - especially their lowest level "VS" series. I don't recommend their "CS" models either. If going Corsair, go for their top lines.

I also like EVGA and Seasonic. And I recommend 80 PLUS Gold, but would settle for Bronze.

Remember, EVERY THING inside your computer depends on getting fed good, clean, stable power. So don't try to cut corners in the budget with a cheap supply. That's like buying a new Porsche then filling it up with generic, questionable fuel from the corner Tobacco and Bait Shop. Only a car engine can miss a beat and keep on running. High speed digital electronics can't.
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