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Corsair VS650W Budget Power Supply £38.99 AWD-IT
Corsair VS650W Budget Power Supply £38.99 AWD-IT

Corsair VS650W Budget Power Supply £38.99 AWD-IT

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It's as it says, budget Power Supply. If you're running a single GPU (a GTX 1060 for example) you should be fine with this since power consumption is so low on the latest series. Check power consumption.

Absolutely not recommended for SLI, you would need something from the CS series.

Can't find a 650W cheaper anywhere else, they retail new £50 to £60.

They claim factory certified refurbishment by Corsair, so it's your gamble. Linking because building a cheap gaming PC for friend (1050 Ti), this is more than enough. Could also be used for testing if you suspect your current PSU is faulty.

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I think everyone will say this but don't risk a refurbished power supply when they are so cheap new. Why risk it. Also this isn't an 80+Bronze either based on the description on the site, so I'd say spend another tenner and get a new 80+bronze certified one.

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McTabish

I think everyone will say this but don't risk a refurbished power supply … I think everyone will say this but don't risk a refurbished power supply when they are so cheap new. Why risk it. Also this isn't an 80+Bronze either based on the description on the site, so I'd say spend another tenner and get a new 80+bronze certified one.



Don't worry, I mentioned it in the post. They're amending prices, its now at £32.50 so updated the deal.

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McTabish

I think everyone will say this but don't risk a refurbished power supply … I think everyone will say this but don't risk a refurbished power supply when they are so cheap new. Why risk it. Also this isn't an 80+Bronze either based on the description on the site, so I'd say spend another tenner and get a new 80+bronze certified one.



Can you link the Bronze one that isn't refurbished that costs a tenner more? I'm buying a PSU, hence why I shared this. Thanks.

For the price and wattage I voted hot, hard to find anything cheaper than this unless is a very rubbish Chinese one.

Burnz0

Can you link the Bronze one that isn't refurbished that costs a tenner … Can you link the Bronze one that isn't refurbished that costs a tenner more? I'm buying a PSU, hence why I shared this. Thanks.



I'd be interested too. Okay I agree if not buy a refurb PSU but I'm also after a PSU and would love something decent for £40 if the poster can share a link.

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hamzahuk

For the price and wattage I voted hot, hard to find anything cheaper than … For the price and wattage I voted hot, hard to find anything cheaper than this unless is a very rubbish Chinese one.



Yeah, well this is Corsair. I've been looking around for the Bronze one for a tenner more, it doesn't seem to exist. Which is ashame. Everyone has different needs, and this completely suits mine. I'm going to go ahead and order it.

£32.49 excluding VAT, £38.99 incl VAT from what I can see on the website?

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towan

£32.49 excluding VAT, £38.99 incl VAT from what I can see on the website?



They've changed it again, I think there is a bug with the entire website. Items are being sold for the ex VAT price, I literally just ordered it. I'd say I was losing my marbles, but 64 people have voted it hot and people have commented.

If you missed the 32.50 thats unlucky! Going to update the deal again.

EDIT: Added a picture of the price I bought it at, since I posted a deal on a graphics card earlier and was basically called a moron. It's the websites inaccuracies, not mine! xD
Edited by: "LeftResponse" 19th Jan

You'd really be fine with the 550W version for a non-SLI PC. Heck, for a 1060, the 450W would likely be fine.

Burnz0

They've changed it again, I think there is a bug with the entire website. … They've changed it again, I think there is a bug with the entire website. Items are being sold for the ex VAT price, I literally just ordered it. I'd say I was losing my marbles, but 64 people have voted it hot and people have commented.If you missed the 32.50 thats unlucky! Going to update the deal again.



I understand, shame they are having problems with their website; I still voted hot anyway, good price for a basic PSU.

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Ashe

You'd really be fine with the 550W version for a non-SLI PC. Heck, for a … You'd really be fine with the 550W version for a non-SLI PC. Heck, for a 1060, the 450W would likely be fine.



True, well I suspect one of my power supplies in an IvyBridge rig I have is faulty. I'm having weird issues (originally I thought it was the motherboard), but when I moved the rig into another motherboard/case, the issue moved. Really frustrating, so I think this would be a pretty useful purchase.

Burnz0

Can you link the Bronze one that isn't refurbished that costs a tenner … Can you link the Bronze one that isn't refurbished that costs a tenner more? I'm buying a PSU, hence why I shared this. Thanks.



Okay so it's about £14 more...

amazon.co.uk/gp/…1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484836900&sr=8-1π=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=650w+psu&dpPl=1&dpID=51jVmSSdsoL&ref=plSrch

Really don't see the point of this.
The VS line is by far Corsair's cheapest line even worse than the CX line which already is rather poor.
Far better than buying this used/reconditioned PSU for £39, is to buy a better quality one with less watts.
There's not much out there at this kind of price (not helped by sterling's recent ~20% depreciation), but a 400W XFX P1-400B-XTFR (Seasonic made AFAIK) is £40 on uk.pcpartpicker.com with the 500W and 600W versions not much more. Or even sticking to Corsair, the somewhat better made CX line starts at about £45 new.

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McTabish

Okay so it's about £14 … Okay so it's about £14 more...https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00PGUSEBG/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484836900&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=650w+psu&dpPl=1&dpID=51jVmSSdsoL&ref=plSrch



Thats not Bronze. :P

Gkains

Really don't see the point of this.The VS line is by far Corsair's … Really don't see the point of this.The VS line is by far Corsair's cheapest line even worse than the CX line which already is rather poor.Far better than buying this used/reconditioned PSU for £39, is to buy a better quality one with less watts.There's not much out there at this kind of price (not helped by sterling's recent ~20% depreciation), but a 400W XFX P1-400B-XTFR (Seasonic made AFAIK) is £40 on uk.pcpartpicker.com with the 500W and 600W versions not much more. Or even sticking to Corsair, the somewhat better made CX line starts at about £45 new.



I actually got this for £32.50 before it went back up, I just amended the deal as opposed to expiring it. Essentially for a 650W PSU of the standard you are talking about you're looking at £70+.

The PSU I have at the moment that I suspect is faulty is a Gold Corsair AX850 I spent over £150 on. I've only ever owned one PSU from the VS range but it would seem its outlived my Gold one, but I haven't had anything heavy on it.

I'm not saying I don't see your point about quality, but at the end of the day its half the price and I need the 650W for flexibility. I'm not going to shell out a massive amount for PSU's that are going to be used in cheap rigs, or testing. Everyones situation is different, if it doesn't suit you it will suit someone else. If it doesn't suit ANYONE surely they wouldn't sell them.

Gkains

Really don't see the point of this.The VS line is by far Corsair's … Really don't see the point of this.The VS line is by far Corsair's cheapest line even worse than the CX line which already is rather poor.Far better than buying this used/reconditioned PSU for £39, is to buy a better quality one with less watts.There's not much out there at this kind of price (not helped by sterling's recent ~20% depreciation), but a 400W XFX P1-400B-XTFR (Seasonic made AFAIK) is £40 on uk.pcpartpicker.com with the 500W and 600W versions not much more. Or even sticking to Corsair, the somewhat better made CX line starts at about £45 new.



The XFX is designed by seasonic but not manufactured by them, they outsourced the manufacture to Shenzen technology.

Previous XFX were made by seasonic but the 400w 500w and 600w aren't.

Linky

Burnz0

Thats not Bronze. :PI actually got this for £32.50 before it went back … Thats not Bronze. :PI actually got this for £32.50 before it went back up, I just amended the deal as opposed to expiring it. Essentially for a 650W PSU of the standard you are talking about you're looking at £70+.The PSU I have at the moment that I suspect is faulty is a Gold Corsair AX850 I spent over £150 on. I've only ever owned one PSU from the VS range but it would seem its outlived my Gold one, but I haven't had anything heavy on it.I'm not saying I don't see your point about quality, but at the end of the day its half the price and I need the 650W for flexibility. I'm not going to shell out a massive amount for PSU's that are going to be used in cheap rigs, or testing. Everyones situation is different, if it doesn't suit you it will suit someone else. If it doesn't suit ANYONE surely they wouldn't sell them.


Fair enough, I just like to warn people about these Corsair VS (or even the CX).
Only see the AX860 (and AX860i) on the PSU review database listing:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page447.htm
So, that one which failed most probably was Seasonic. Which shows that there is no guarantees in life because while Seasonic (and Superflower and Delta) are one of the top OEMs, power supplies can still fail. Guess one thing you pay for is them failing gracefully, that is without blowing up your other components. Or at least that's the theory.

Wotan

The XFX is designed by seasonic but not manufactured by them, they … The XFX is designed by seasonic but not manufactured by them, they outsourced the manufacture to Shenzen technology. Previous XFX were made by seasonic but the 400w 500w and 600w aren't. Linky


Very interesting article.
And it seems some of the lower-end SuperFlower PSUs are also outsourced:
http://www.orionpsudb.com/application/files/cache/1290d824b41fc5e988653243a01a8d34.png
This kind of thing doesn't show up in the Realhardtechx PSU database as they are of course just listed as Seasonic.
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page625.htm
And it seems to major site has reviewed them yet.

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Gkains

Fair enough, I just like to warn people about these Corsair VS (or even … Fair enough, I just like to warn people about these Corsair VS (or even the CX).Only see the AX860 (and AX860i) on the PSU review database listing:http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page447.htmSo, that one which failed most probably was Seasonic. Which shows that there is no guarantees in life because while Seasonic (and Superflower and Delta) are one of the top OEMs, power supplies can still fail. Guess one thing you pay for is them failing gracefully, that is without blowing up your other components. Or at least that's the theory.



This is the problem: http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=95898

It will fail eventually, but until then this problem just gets worse. Can't complain with the 7 year warranty you get with the Gold units though, thats one thing the VS series doesn't offer.

EDIT: I've just checked your link. Mine is on there but probably discontinued because of the known fault. I would imagine it would go through RMA process with flying colours.
Edited by: "LeftResponse" 19th Jan

Gkains

Very interesting article.And it seems some of the lower-end SuperFlower … Very interesting article.And it seems some of the lower-end SuperFlower PSUs are also outsourced:This kind of thing doesn't show up in the Realhardtechx PSU database as they are of course just listed as Seasonic.http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page625.htmAnd it seems to major site has reviewed them yet.



I am after a budget PSU for a basic office build for a family member. I have got the antec vp450 in my basket and given the specs (Intel G4560 no GFX card) I know that will be more than enough.

But it's a bloody mine field there is SO many and some lines by some companies are good yet others are to be avoided etc because they've cheated out on capacitors etc. After a week of looking I was more confused than when I started!

I have a corsair in my own desktop that's been flawless for about 7 years now. So I was going to go with corsair but apparently the green label CX are to be avoided etc etc.
Edited by: "Wotan" 19th Jan

Wotan

I am after a budget PSU for a basic office build for a family member. I … I am after a budget PSU for a basic office build for a family member. I have got the antec vp450 in my basket and given the specs (Intel G4560 no GFX card) I know that will be more than enough. But it's a bloody mine field there is SO many and some lines by some companies are good yet others are to be avoided etc because they've cheated out on capacitors etc. After a week of looking I was more confused than when I started!I have a corsair in my own desktop that's been flawless for about 7 years now. So I was going to go with corsair but apparently the green label CX are to be avoided etc etc.


Well, according to the Antec section of Realhardtechx's PSU review database the Antec VP450 is FSP-made:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page673.htm
It got a silver award in it's only review:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/antec-vp450-power-supply-review/
Not that bad for the price, but I note that hardwaresecrets is not one to dwell on capacitor quality.

Gkains

Well, according to the Antec section of Realhardtechx's PSU review … Well, according to the Antec section of Realhardtechx's PSU review database the Antec VP450 is FSP-made:http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page673.htmIt got a silver award in it's only review:http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/antec-vp450-power-supply-review/Not that bad for the price, but I note that hardwaresecrets is not one to dwell on capacitor quality.



I'm not expecting the earth for £35 but it will be more than adequate for the build and when on a budget it's a bit pointless shelling out more.

Don't get me wrong I wouldn't get any old PSU and always look for something decent but it's for a family member on a tight budget so I'm happy enough to recommend it.
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