Corsair CP-VS Series ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Power Supply Unit, 450 W, £34.87 from Amazon (Prime exclusive)
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Corsair CP-VS Series ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Power Supply Unit, 450 W, £34.87 from Amazon (Prime exclusive)

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Edited by:"zed68"Found 16th Oct
  • Prime exclusive
  • Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) with PF value of 0.99
  • AC input from 200~240VAV
  • High-quality capacitors provide uncompromised performance and reliability
  • ATX Connector-1;Floppy Connector-2
  • EPS Connector -1;SATA Connector -4
  • Four Pin Peripheral Connector -4

19 Comments

A good name spoiled by the shocking bad vs range

I managed to get the Corsair CX750 in the clearance section of PC world for £46 yesterday, might be worth a look for anyone looking for a larger PSU. Heat for this deal as well.

I'd strongly advise saving another £15 and getting the cx450m - it's a much better unit.

amazon.co.uk/Cor…450

tipsy197346 m ago

A good name spoiled by the shocking bad vs range


What makes the VS range so bad?

Optimus_Toaster49 m ago

I'd strongly advise saving another £15 and getting the cx450m -


You mean 'spending another £15' not saving.

Ashe48 m ago

What makes the VS range so bad?



It's their value range, cheapest components used etc.

Not had experience of the VS range myself, but did avoid it when I recently opted for one in the TX range (jinxed myself when I said my 8yr old PC was still going strong, it decided to die on me!)

I do think there's a lot of nonsense talked about power supplies, this is a perfectly adequate PSU for a lot of builds and frankly spending more is pointless unless you are an enthusiast and want to overclock etc, and even then you don't need some tier 1 platinum rated monster like some people would have you believe.

Ashe3 h, 14 m ago

What makes the VS range so bad?


Cheap rebranded outsourced psu's I have had the vs650 and it couldnt power the pc and kept shutting it down. It went back and again the replacement done it.

This was feb this year and before my upgrade and it was only powering an intel 2500k cpu, gtx 970 and 2 ssds. The 2nd psu was returned and I got a superflower 600 watt from overclockers. If I was to get a corsair again it would be an HX or CX series. Sub £50 psus are no better than the cheap powercools you see for 35 quid.

Go check out reviews and not the amazon reviews as really they are just reviewing them coz they power the pc, once under load you may come into issues.

Currently running

Intel 7600k
Z270 mainboard
16gb kingston ddr4
Msi gtx 1070
2 samsung evo 250gb ssds
Superflower 600w psu

No issues with shutdowns at all
Edited by: "tipsy1973" 16th Oct

Optimus_Toaster3 h, 40 m ago

I'd strongly advise saving another £15 and getting the cx450m - it's a …I'd strongly advise saving another £15 and getting the cx450m - it's a much better unit.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CP-9020101-UK-CX450M-Bronze-Certified/dp/B01C3FFOHS/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1508149892&sr=1-1&keywords=Corsair+cx450


No both tier 4 psu's avoid.

COLD

Putterill33 m ago

I do think there's a lot of nonsense talked about power supplies, this is …I do think there's a lot of nonsense talked about power supplies, this is a perfectly adequate PSU for a lot of builds and frankly spending more is pointless unless you are an enthusiast and want to overclock etc, and even then you don't need some tier 1 platinum rated monster like some people would have you believe.


I think you need to be on the recieving end of the psu that wont keep even a non overclocked system powered.

It couldnt keep my 5 year intel 25k setup running playing a game of cs go switched on. Now thats not an intensive game and running not even a power hungry gtx 970 and 2 psus exhibiting thermal cutouts is my experience. Just because it says corsair on the tin dont expect it to be a corsair designed psu, evga and cooler master have cheaper psus that fair the same.
Edited by: "tipsy1973" 16th Oct

tipsy19732 m ago

I think you need to be on the recieving end of the psu that wont keep even …I think you need to be on the recieving end of the psu that wont keep even a non overclocked system powered. It couldnt keep my 5 year intel 25k setup running playing a game of cs go switched on. Now thats not an intensive game and running not even a power hungry gtx 970 and 2 psus exhibiting thermal cutouts is my experience. Just because it says corsair on the tin dont expect it to be a corsair designed psu, evga and cooler master have cheaper psus that fair the same.


Sounds like you got a faulty one to be honest.

7.5 out of 10 review here hardwareinsights.com/cor…ew/, seems like a decent power supply with the caveat that it does use capacitors which are known to be less reliable than on more expensive units, it does have a three year warranty though which gives some peace of mind. I've just bought a Thermaltake Smart SE 630w for £15 more amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1 which I think is well worth the extra money being semi modular with all flat black cables, but I wouldn't have any qualms about using one of these in a budget build.

Edit: Interesting we both think the same review supports our position :-)
Edited by: "Putterill" 16th Oct

I agree with the people saying these are terrible , they are really bad quality. I have had the displeasure to use 2 of these for friends builds and one died about a month later taking his motherboard with it and the other can only have 3 out of 4 case screws holding it onto the case as the last one shorts it out and it won’t switch on (I would of returned it but he couldn’t be bothered ) . This is only the cheap range tho and their old psu s are really good .
if you need a cheap psu I would go with the xfx 430w ( made by sea sonic) for £37

Had two corsair vs650 PSUs - both went faulty within the first 2 weeks - please avoid - they are cheap but ticking time bombs!

Pigbristle7 h, 18 m ago

You mean 'spending another £15' not saving.


I meant for the potential buyer to save up another £15.
garybb4 h, 28 m ago

No both tier 4 psu's avoid.COLD


It's not. Might want to read the list again.

Optimus_Toaster47 m ago

It's not. Might want to read the list again.


Worse than tier 4 !

garybb1 h, 20 m ago

Worse than tier 4 !


No. I'll give you a clue - it was released in 2015. Most of the tier lists haven't been updated in years which is one of the biggest problems with them.

Optimus_Toaster1 h, 54 m ago

No. I'll give you a clue - it was released in 2015. Most of the tier lists …No. I'll give you a clue - it was released in 2015. Most of the tier lists haven't been updated in years which is one of the biggest problems with them.


I give up tier 4 it belongs then
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