[SOLVED] Corsair VS450

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Currently planning on upgrading my computer that I bought pre-built with a new chassis and fans, right now its using a crappy PSU and I'm wondering if my VS450 (from a more recent build) can handle it.

Ryzen 3 2200g
GIGABYTE A320M-S2H
HyperX Fury 8 GB 2400 mhz
WD Green 120 GB SSD
500 GB HDD

The fans I will be buying:
4x Tecware Orbis F1
(I know the motherboard does not support ARGB planning to use the Controller hub)

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Also need recommendations on a PSU for my other build (where my VS450 will be coming from)

Ryzen 5 2600
MSI B450 Tomahawk
Sapphire RX 570 Pulse
Corsair Vengeance Pro 16 GB RAM

Thinking of going 500W - 650W range, budget-friendly prices are welcomed, but willing to spend as PSUs are important.
 
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Currently planning on upgrading my computer that I bought pre-built with a new chassis and fans, right now its using a crappy PSU and I'm wondering if my VS450 (from a more recent build) can handle it.

Ryzen 3 2200g
GIGABYTE A320M-S2H
HyperX Fury 8 GB 2400 mhz
WD Green 120 GB SSD
500 GB HDD

The fans I will be buying:
4x Tecware Orbis F1
(I know the motherboard does not support ARGB planning to use the Controller hub)
Yeah a VS 450 is fine with those parts as that won't draw very much power. You could even add a modest graphics card upgrade to that setup on that supply without a problem (say a GTX 1650 Super or RX 5500 card).
 
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Currently planning on upgrading my computer that I bought pre-built with a new chassis and fans, right now its using a crappy PSU and I'm wondering if my VS450 (from a more recent build) can handle it.

Ryzen 3 2200g
GIGABYTE A320M-S2H
HyperX Fury 8 GB 2400 mhz
WD Green 120 GB SSD
500 GB HDD

The fans I will be buying:
4x Tecware Orbis F1
(I know the motherboard does not support ARGB planning to use the Controller hub)
Yeah a VS 450 is fine with those parts as that won't draw very much power. You could even add a modest graphics card upgrade to that setup on that supply without a problem (say a GTX 1650 Super or RX 5500 card).
 
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lruego20

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Yeah a VS 450 is fine with those parts as that won't draw very much power. You could even add a modest graphics card upgrade to that setup on that supply without a problem (say a GTX 1650 Super or RX 5500 card).
Nice since I'm also planning on getting a GPU for it in a couple of months, Thank you.
 
If you're planning on a GPU in the future, I would NOT recommend the VS power supplies.

The black and gray label VS series units are much better than the older orange and black label VS models, but they are still units you really only want to use with basic use office or internet browsing machines, or in a pinch, maybe a machine with a lower TDP slot powered card. Also, they are not a modern design, having an older group regulated platform which you can find plenty of in depth information about if you do a search for "group regulated power supplies". These are better than any of the units down below in the wall of shame list, and better than the older VS and CX units, but don't assume you that you can simply pair a graphics card that has a 550w recommendation with a 550w VS unit and not have any problems, because in all probability, you will. These units are not meant for use with high demand gaming systems. In a PINCH, for VERY short term use, they will work, but they are not going to last under the rigors of daily gaming loads.
 
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You would be fine with either of those, realistically I think a VS 450 would work fine up to the GTX 1660 series cards or RX 5600 XT card from AMD.

If you wanted to get into the RTX cards or 5700 series you would need to get something stronger.
Yep, I'm pretty sure I'll just keep upgrading my other build while recycling those parts into my Ryzen 3, hoping for a recommendation on a PSU for that as well! Specs are edited into the main post.
 

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If you're planning on a GPU in the future, I would NOT recommend the VS power supplies.

This was why I was skeptical and asked first, I built my first PC last year and really cheaped out on the PSU (which was dumb) but now I'm kind of just recycling parts for my older pre-built.
 

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Either it's my current RX 570 or a GTX 1650 as well.
RX570 or similar GPU will work just fine.
Anyway, i would not feel the need to upgrade from 570 to a new GPU unless I was aiming for something at least in the 1660 series. And if you're getting something like that, PSU like Corsair CX series with 500W or more should be considered
 

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