Is the Corsair VS550 that bad? Is it good enough for this rig?

young_king99

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I live in Australia, so the vs550 was the cheapest I could find, however after reading about it on the internet, people don't seem to think its good and can possibly damage other components. My current build is:
CPU: Intel core i7 3770
Motherboard: Foxconn 2ADA (x16)
Memory: 8GB DDR3
GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GT 640

I plan to upgrade the GPU to either a GTX 1050Ti or 1060. Will the PSU be good enough for the planned upgrade? If it may damage my components, what are some suggestions for other power supplies I could get in the future?
 

young_king99

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Are you sure the 450W will be enough for the build plus the 1060? Only asking because my current PSU is 100 W more.
 

DSzymborski

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The issue is quality, not total output. The CPU/GPU at full load are going to combine for about 200W - you could run a quality 350 if you wanted to (though there aren't many quality at that output, of course).
 

Rexper

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The power supply is one component you do not want to cheap out on. A better PSU will offer longer longevity on most components as well as the PSU itself, and offer better reliability overall.
 
CPU tdp 77W
1060 tdp 120 W
Rest~ 50W
Even for factory OCed 1060, your max draw will be less than 300, considering running at 80% capacity level, any 400+ good quality PSU will do well.
One more clarification, many poor quality big number psus can not produce that much. I have seen one claiming 500+ but actual calculation showing 200 max output :) See here for a quite extensive PSU tier list: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/631048-psu-tier-list-updated/
VS is tier 6/ tier5 but CXM is tier 3. I own a tier 4 Seasonic and I suggest you go at least tier 4 and CXM usually is cheapest good choice.
 

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