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Windows 7: is Corsair VS450 good build for my pc

20 Jul 2014   #1
nfsworldrace

windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
 
 
is Corsair VS450 good build for my pc

i currently have this pc
biostar h61mgv3 mobo
Intel Pentium G2020 (2.9Ghz) ivy bridge
2gb 1333 ddr3 ram, plan to upgrade 4gb
integrated hd graphics 2500, plan to upgrade powercolor HD 7730 GDDR5
80Gb sata :P, plan to upgrade 1TB seagate barracuda 6.0gbps
and a 730 watts not true rated PSU

i plan to replace it with corsair VS450 just to be sure on reliability i dont plan for more future upgrades except whats mentioned in above. i also used power calculator and says my minimum psu is 350w and recommended 430w

agree? any comments?


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20 Jul 2014   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

NFS mate try running this to calculate what power you will need it will give you an average and a value that will allow for some leeway.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

The VS series I ma not hat sure of and the RM series in Corsair is not worth much at all I think the CX series is better but more expensive.
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20 Jul 2014   #3
nfsworldrace

windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
 
 

i dont expect massive performance output of the psu, just want an affordable but still reliable psu that wont blow your system
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20 Jul 2014   #4
nfsworldrace

windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
 
 

and also how do i know if i need to change my psu if its lifespan come near to its end. approximately a true rated psu like corsair vs450 if i just use it for light gaming with those components above how many years does it last
atleast 4 yrs ?
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20 Jul 2014   #5
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I run my computer using a Corsair VS450 PSU & it has been in use for a year now & I have been quite satisfied with it. I am using an Intel Ivy Bridge i5 CPU with a Gigabyte NVIDIA GT610 VGA, but I don't play any games other that the ones supplied with Windows 7.
Life expectancy of any electrical component is very much like asking "how long is a piece of string". Sometimes they will last for years & years & sometimes only a few years.
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20 Jul 2014   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nfsworldrace View Post
and also how do i know if i need to change my psu if its lifespan come near to its end. approximately a true rated psu like corsair vs450 if i just use it for light gaming with those components above how many years does it last
atleast 4 yrs ?
As Ranger says mate it really depends on how hard you push it I have a set uo similar to Ranger only I have a HX 1050 as it was on special otherwise I would have gone a HX 650 / 750 but if I ma not sadly mistaken that PSU comes with a 3 year warranty - I stand to be corrected.
If you are worried about it you can always use these to check out the outputs.


Using HW Info general components

DownloadHW Info and pick the right bit version - HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download - (copy andpaste this site into the search bar) If you do not need the running informationin the smaller right hand panel close it. In the left hand window click on the+ for the individual device groupings and they will open out to the variouscomponents.

Goon opening out further until you get to the device itself. click on it and itwill highlight. In the right hand window there will be a very detaileddescription of that device as in brand, speeds model number etc etc These arevery detailed and are just what is needed for searching for drivers etc.

Seemy pic for an example - in this I have opened out my memory and thenhighlighted one of the sticks and you can see the detail.

Using HW Info PSU

Download HW Info and pick the right bit version -
HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 -Download -(copy and paste thissite into the search bar) If you do not need the running information in thesmaller right hand panel close it. In the left hand window click on the + forthe individual device groupings and they will open out to the variouscomponents.

Goon opening out further until you get to the device itself. click on it and itwill highlight. In the right hand window there will be a very detaileddescription of that device as in brand, speeds model number etc etc These arevery detailed and are just what is needed for searching for drivers etc.

See my pic for an example - in this I have shown my power but it is a laptopand a desktop will show more details if you scroll down that listing.


Plus this only use a DIGITAL multimeter as the old analogue ones inject volts into what you are testing and they usually work off 9 volts and you don't want that straying into say a 5 volts rail.

PSU - Test DC Output Voltage


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21 Jul 2014   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Ranger4 a piece of string is twice as long as it is from one end to the middle.
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21 Jul 2014   #8
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Ranger4 a piece of string is twice as long as it is from one end to the middle.
lol
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21 Jul 2014   #9
mtp

Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 , W7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nfsworldrace View Post
i currently have this pc
biostar h61mgv3 mobo
Intel Pentium G2020 (2.9Ghz) ivy bridge
2gb 1333 ddr3 ram, plan to upgrade 4gb
integrated hd graphics 2500, plan to upgrade powercolor HD 7730 GDDR5
80Gb sata :P, plan to upgrade 1TB seagate barracuda 6.0gbps
and a 730 watts not true rated PSU

i plan to replace it with corsair VS450 just to be sure on reliability i dont plan for more future upgrades except whats mentioned in above. i also used power calculator and says my minimum psu is 350w and recommended 430w

agree? any comments?
I have been using Corsair 430 and 450W power supplies (4 in total) on more demanding machines than yours with no problems at all over the past 6 years.

I would not go any bigger than 450 - especially as PSUs become much less efficient at low loads. (I draw less than 200W on a Q6600 with 6 hard drives and a 9600GT max). You will draw less.

mtp
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21 Jul 2014   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Mtp where did you find this piece of information.

From post # 9

Quote:
I would not go any bigger than 450 - especially as PSUs become much less efficient at low loads.
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