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Question about Corsair VS Series VS550

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Hello everyone,

So, my current PSU, a cheap Chieftec 450W PSU died on me today and managed to get the computer working by turning the switch off and on again. It's still quite hot but if I don't stress the system it seems to be working (I can't play games, only browse the web).

I'm on quite a budget and I looked up some quality PSUs and stumbled upon a Corsair VS550, which is in my budget and also has 550W.

I wanted to ask if it's a good buy and if you guys recommend it for my configuration. And no, I can't go over the price, I know it's not a lot of money but I really don't have the cash to put in my computer right now.

My configuration is as follows:

AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz
ASRock 970 Extreme3
Kingston HyperXblu 6GB DDR3 at 1333MHz
Sapphire AMD Radeon HD6770 1GB 128-bit
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Intel Core i5-6600K Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 WindForce 3X OC 3GB 384-bit  HyperX FURY DDR4 8GB 2400MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200RPM 64MB Cooler Master Hyper 101 Windows 10 64-bit BenQ GL2250M 
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Cougar Attack 2 Corsair VS550 CM Storm Enforcer SteelSeries Rival 300 
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Intel Core i5-6600K Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 WindForce 3X OC 3GB 384-bit  HyperX FURY DDR4 8GB 2400MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200RPM 64MB Cooler Master Hyper 101 Windows 10 64-bit BenQ GL2250M 
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Cougar Attack 2 Corsair VS550 CM Storm Enforcer SteelSeries Rival 300 
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post #2 of 3

It should be major overkill.  What store(s) are you ordering from?

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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It's a computer!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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post #3 of 3
Corsair VS is pretty similar to what you find in lots of the cheap Chieftecs. In fact, those are Channel Well Tech GPA. Chieftec GPA are the same. It's about the cheapest level of power supply you can get that's not dangerously bad. Not recommended if you can avoid it.

You're better off with a Corsair CX430 or maybe something else that's a bit better. I can't really say more without knowing the prices and what might be available.
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