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Question Help figuring what PSU would be better

Jul 14, 2020
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Hi. I've been looking for a good/cheap PSU available on my country, and the 4 options that seemed to be the best ones available were the Corsair VS650, CV650 and the Cooler Master MWE Bronze 650w, MWE V2 Bronze 650w. However, I heard some bad things about the VS series, and I wasn't able to find anything about the CV650, nor about the MWE V2 Bronze.. however I found a test for the MWE Bronze 550 and it seemed to be good.. I really need help, i'll buy my mobo and my psu this week
 

DSzymborski

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Depends what era the VS comes from. If it has gray-and-black branding, it's an OK entry-level PSU for light rigs. If it has orange letters, I'd stay away.

I'd probably prefer the modern VS to any bronze-rated Cooler MWE, but it really depends on the rig. If this is something with at least a 1660 or better (Nvidia) or an RX 470 or better (AMD), I would not consider either of these appropriate. Nor would either be appropriate if you have an old, but power-hungry GPU like a 7970.

In other words, it's hard to give advice about powering something without being actually given the details about the something.
 
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Well, i'm getting a B450M Steel Legend, I have a Ryzen 5 2600, I have a GTX 750 Ti but I plan on getting something between a GTX 1660 and a RTX 2070 asap, 8gbs of ram but i'll upgrade to 16gbs asap too..
And yeah, the VS is gray and black, however i just noticed it's 80 plus white and not bronze .-.
 

DSzymborski

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I was about to get a CX650, but there were those recent problems with lots of CX650s.. plus it's not available anymore :/
They're definitely better than either of these. Where are you located? You're definitely in the zone where you shouldn't be going entry-level with the PSU. When the budget's tight and you're using a GT 1030 or something, it's understandable. But when you're looking at $400-$500 GPU, the time comes to sacrifice some fun for safety.
 
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They're definitely better than either of these. Where are you located? You're definitely in the zone where you shouldn't be going entry-level with the PSU. When the budget's tight and you're using a GT 1030 or something, it's understandable. But when you're looking at $400-$500 GPU, the time comes to sacrifice some fun for safety.
I live in Brazil.. and well, things here are getting more and more expensive after each day.. if I could, i'd get something better, but the price jump between the PSUs i can afford rn and a (seems to be) better PSU is very big, and there are many good brands that aren't available here.. I couldn't find any SuperFlower, BeQuiet nor Seasonic PSUs around here
 

DSzymborski

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I live in Brazil.. and well, things here are getting more and more expensive after each day.. if I could, i'd get something better, but the price jump between the PSUs i can afford rn and a (seems to be) better PSU is very big, and there are many good brands that aren't available here.. I couldn't find any SuperFlower, BeQuiet nor Seasonic PSUs around here
Do you have a link to a store that you're using? Clearly they have Corsair products at least and they make a ton of PSUs I'd use with any GPU.
 
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Yup. The RTX 2070 is a <200W GPU. The only problem would be if you wanted to start running a 3080 Ti, which is rumored to be a >300W GPU, but if you were buying that, you'd probably have the budget to pay the differential to move up even farther!
I'll see if I can buy it then.. it will take some time til i get the gpu anyway. Well, thank you for the help c:
 

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