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Oh. Hmm. I don't know either. I don't even know what's normally available there. Do you think you could make a list of the PSUs that are available locally? I can pick out the best ones for you so that you can make a very good purchase.

I will canvas first. I'll let you know when i have a list already. thanks for the help man, I appreciate it! thumb.gif
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I updated my last post, I misread his. My bad!

Noted. thanks alot man! thumb.gif
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i see. is 4.6 ghz light overclock or not? sorry noob question

3.5Ghz to 4.6Ghz is anything but light! First get the PSU problem dealt with, than after that you can see how far your cooler will let you go.
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Is there any calculation on how I can know if an overclock is safe or not? considering everything like temp, voltage, etc..
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3.5Ghz to 4.6Ghz is anything but light! First get the PSU problem dealt with, than after that you can see how far your cooler will let you go.


Ok thanks.
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Based on what Corsair says these PSUs should be used for, I would say that any overclocking should be avoided. These are office PC PSUs. The reason why they are making them is so that you can have a nice solid PSU in your office PC, but it's not designed to handle the stress of trying to keep an overclocked system stable.

Jokes on you, check out my rig biggrin.gif
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Is there any calculation on how I can know if an overclock is safe or not? considering everything like temp, voltage, etc..
Ok thanks.

Overclocking with decent PSU, motherboard and cooling is safe. It just depends how good the chip is and how much it can take. You can max out at 4Ghz at reasonable voltage, but you can reach on other chips 4.5Ghz at the same voltage.
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Jokes on you, check out my rig biggrin.gif
Overclocking with decent PSU, motherboard and cooling is safe. It just depends how good the chip is and how much it can take. You can max out at 4Ghz at reasonable voltage, but you can reach on other chips 4.5Ghz at the same voltage.

 

You think so? How long have you had this PSU?

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Jokes on you, check out my rig biggrin.gif

Overclocking with decent PSU, motherboard and cooling is safe. It just depends how good the chip is and how much it can take. You can max out at 4Ghz at reasonable voltage, but you can reach on other chips 4.5Ghz at the same voltage.

You think so? How long have you had this PSU?
This is one of the guys on OCN that has a lot of knowledge on PSUs. REal knowledge, not the "It hasn't blown up on me yet, so it must be good" kind of knowledge.

It is true that you cannot go any lower than the VS series before dealing with the lowest tier.
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This is one of the guys on OCN that has a lot of knowledge on PSUs. REal knowledge, not the "It hasn't blown up on me yet, so it must be good" kind of knowledge.

It is true that you cannot go any lower than the VS series before dealing with the lowest tier.

 

Thank you. The thread below is one of the reasons why I will never recommend that anyone overclock their computer if they have a Corsair VS unit powering it:

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/1587697/why-you-should-not-buy-a-corsair-vs-thermaltake-smart-se-thermaltake-tr2-challenger

 

I don't think a PSU can get any more basic than this without stepping down into the world of super low-quality PSUs.

 

When Corsair themselves says that this PSU is intended only for simple office PCs, I would listen!

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This is one of the guys on OCN that has a lot of knowledge on PSUs. REal knowledge, not the "It hasn't blown up on me yet, so it must be good" kind of knowledge.

It is true that you cannot go any lower than the VS series before dealing with the lowest tier.

Yup, i know, he and 1 other guy can be seen in all PSU threads.
Have the PSU from 2,5 years already, 1 year grunt with the R9 290 and the unlocked 960T. I know that its not really good (uncapped capacitors, bad scheme), but it gets the job done really well.
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Yup, i know, he and 1 other guy can be seen in all PSU threads.
Have the PSU from 2,5 years already, 1 year grunt with the R9 290 and the unlocked 960T. I know that its not really good (uncapped capacitors, bad scheme), but it gets the job done really well.

 

You say that now, but just wait.

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