[SOLVED] Is the Corsair VS series good?

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Would you recommend the VS650 or VS550?
Maybe a CX550M or 650W MWE V2 white?
They are the only PSU's I can find right now that have an "affordable" price where I live (Brazil).

My build:
Ryzen 1600AF
Asus TUF 1660 Super
2x8Gb Crucial Ballistix (3000Mhz CL15)
Gigabyte B450M DSH3
1x Barracuda 1Tb
1x SSD Crucial 240Gb
 
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Your entire system might draw 300w or so.

Honestly the Corsair VS550/VS650 would probably handle a system with a 1660 super alright. It isn't my first choice but if you absolutely do not have the budget for a higher end unit, it should work fine. They are definitely low end, but they have plenty of protections and a strong 12v rail.

If you have the budget for a CX550M it will have no issues with a 1660 super.

I ran an r9 390 on my cx550m and never had a hint of issues . That card draws roughly 275w continuous but can hit up to 365w in furmark according to this review.p
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/sapphire-r9-390-nitro/21.html

It most definitely can handle a ~120w 1660 super.

A cx non m would be better yet.
 

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The prices are crazy right now, there's no way I can get that one sadly :(
The CXm is a bit pricey but I'll see what I can do.
Thanks for the answer :)
Well, to be perfectly blunt, you chose to buy a 1660 Super instead of, say, a 1650 Super. Get the proper PSU for it, which is a minimum of a Corsair CX, not a Corsair VS, a good PSU for entry-level builds and not a junky MWE White.
 
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Well, to be perfectly blunt, you chose to buy a 1660 Super instead of, say, a 1650 Super. Get the proper PSU for it, which is a minimum of a Corsair CX, not a Corsair VS, a good PSU for entry-level builds and not a junky MWE White.
So the CXm is not good either?
 
Your entire system might draw 300w or so.

Honestly the Corsair VS550/VS650 would probably handle a system with a 1660 super alright. It isn't my first choice but if you absolutely do not have the budget for a higher end unit, it should work fine. They are definitely low end, but they have plenty of protections and a strong 12v rail.

If you have the budget for a CX550M it will have no issues with a 1660 super.

I ran an r9 390 on my cx550m and never had a hint of issues . That card draws roughly 275w continuous but can hit up to 365w in furmark according to this review.p
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/sapphire-r9-390-nitro/21.html

It most definitely can handle a ~120w 1660 super.

A cx non m would be better yet.
 

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