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

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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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