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  • 57% (4)
    Corsair gs600
  • 42% (3)
    Corsair vx450
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post #1 of 17
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I currently use a gtx260 oc edition(went for RMA)
I have to buy a new psu and I have only two option in my budget(I'll buy from a local store)
Corsair gs600 & Corsair vx450
Which will be better?
I know that vx450 has one 6pin pci ex,so I need to use another molex to 6pin converter,but I'm leaning towards it over gs600 due to much better build quality,
I heard vx450 supplies more WATTAGE than its rated output,is this true?
So which psu will be better for the long run?(at least 4years)
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post #2 of 17
I'd take the VX450 due to superior build quality. The GS600 does not have superior build quality, I don't know where you got that idea
post #3 of 17
I would say the VX450. I mean, I don't know how good or bad the GS500 is, but it does have a mix of Japanese and Taiwanese capacitors that appear to be rated at 40°C (not a good thing). By contrast, the VX450 has all Japanese capacitors that are rated at 50°C (that's better).

On top of that, the GS series has a 3-year warranty while the VX has a 5-year.

Finally, the VX450 is a SeaSonic S12II while the GS500 is a CWT PSHII. I don't know how good or bad the CWT PSHII is, but I do know that the S12II is pretty good.


In regards to the rating and actual capacity: both are, in fact, continuous-rated units. So that means that their absolute maximum capacity (not continuous, but peak) is above 450W and 600W.
Edited by TwoCables - 5/21/11 at 7:37pm
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post #4 of 17
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I'd take the VX450 due to superior build quality. The GS600 does not have superior build quality, I don't know where you got that idea
Man I said I'm leaning towards vx450 over gs600 due to superior build quality,check my post properly,I never said that gs600 has better build quality.
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post #6 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Finally, the VX450 is a SeaSonic S12II while the GS600 is a CWT PSHII.In regards to the rating and actual capacity: both are, in fact, continuous-rated units. So that means that their absolute maximum capacity (not continuous, but peak) is above 450W and 600W.
What does that seasonic s12II & CWT pshII means?
Then if 450watt is the continuos wattage then what is the maximum output of a vx450?
Please help
btw,
its not gs500,its actually gs600
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post #7 of 17
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I would say the VX450. I mean, I don't know how good or bad the GS500 is, but it does have a mix of Japanese and Taiwanese capacitors that appear to be rated at 40°C (not a good thing). By contrast, the VX450 has all Japanese capacitors that are rated at 50°C (that's better).
Does this mean that gs600 wont provide 80% efficiency beyond 40 degree celcius?
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post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by Aniket View Post
What does that seasonic s12II & CWT pshII means?
Those are the actual units. The VX450 is a re-branded 430W SeaSonic S12II while the GS600 is a re-branded CWT (Channel Well Technology) PSHII.


Quote:
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Then if 450watt is the continuos wattage then what is the maximum output of a vx450?
Please help
Don't be concerned about the absolute peak capacity of the VX450 because it's not good to continuously run a PSU above its continuous rating. It's fine to exceed it for brief moments, but that's about it. In other words, you could continuously draw 450W from the VX450, and it would be fine.

Anyway, the VX450 is a solid unit and it has way more than enough to power a system with a single GTX 260 in it. Hell, I could even use the VX450 to power my system (which has a single GTX 470 in it).


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btw,
its not gs500,its actually gs600
I made a typo. I'm sorry.
Edited by TwoCables - 5/21/11 at 7:39pm
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post #9 of 17
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Those are the actual units. The VX450 is a re-branded 430W SeaSonic S12II while the GS500 is a re-branded CWT (Channel Well Technology) PSHII.



But they don't have a GS500. At least I've never seen one.

Anyway, don't be concerned about the absolute peak capacity of the VX450 because it's not good to continuously run a PSU above its continuous rating. It's fine to exceed it for brief moments, but that's about it.

Anyway, the VX450 is a solid unit and it has way more than enough to power a system with a single GTX 260 in it. Hell, I could even use the VX450 to power my system (which has a single GTX 470 in it).
Channel well technology!!
Havent heard about this before,but I heard about seasonic 430 s12II
If I use a molex to 6pin converter(vx450 has 1 but gtx260 needs 2)wont it be a risk?
Edited by Aniket - 5/20/11 at 1:37pm
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post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aniket View Post
Channel well technology!!
Havent heard about this before,but I heard about seasonic 430 s12II
If I use a molex to 6pin converter(vx450 has 1 bu gtx260 needs 2)wont it be a risk?
As long as you connect adapters securely, there should never be a problem.
Edited by TwoCables - 5/21/11 at 7:39pm
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