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    Default Corsair VS650, should I replace it?

    Hello I'm using this PSU with i5 2500K @4.6Ghz 1.27vcore and AMD R9 280X. When I look at my 12v readings with GPU-Z on load, it shows as low as 11.38v. Should I be concerned? This is what I'm talking about; http://imgur.com/a/ONSdu

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    11.38 volt is indeed a bit low, and the voltage sensor on gpu's is much better than on most motherboards so i think that that readout could be right.

    The VS650 is a budget power supply from Corsair so it could have some think wiring which will cause a nice voltage drop, i had that with my ocz corexstream 500w. Which is also a budget power supply. But that doesn't explain those small spikes. (is that legit English?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bauto601 View Post
    11.38 volt is indeed a bit low, and the voltage sensor on gpu's is much better than on most motherboards so i think that that readout could be right.

    The VS650 is a budget power supply from Corsair so it could have some think wiring which will cause a nice voltage drop, i had that with my ocz corexstream 500w. Which is also a budget power supply. But that doesn't explain those small spikes. (is that legit English?)
    I have access to Seasonic M12ii-620. It belongs to my friend I borrowed it to test this and it's getting 12.04v on idle and 11.88 on load. So something about this PSU definetly not right here. Thing is all good PSU's are stupidly expensive here. (For example Seasonic X-750 is 690 Turkish Liras here which equals to $250. In fact I bought this piece of crap for 230 Turkish liras which equals to $85.) Only viable option for me is to get Seasonic S12ii-620. Or buy an used Corsair TX950 which more than 5 years old. Is that a viable option?

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    GPU-z is always way off in my experience.

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    Well, if it runs stable and the psu isn't getting hot i would keep the vs650, it should easily power your rig without problems. I think that the readout is a bit lower because of the voltage drop in the wiring to your GPU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    GPU-z is always way off in my experience.
    Well I have no means other than GPU-Z to test anything. How can I figure out that these reading are correct or wrong?

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    A digital multimeter (DMM) is usually the best of the simpler ways to measure voltages. If you can borrow one, or even just buy one (they are dirt cheap), it can tell you stuff with more certainty.

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    You don't have a multi-meter? You can't go to a store and buy one for $10?

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    Quote Originally Posted by camidekipapaz View Post
    Thing is all good PSU's are stupidly expensive here. (For example Seasonic X-750 is 690 Turkish Liras here which equals to $250. In fact I bought this piece of crap for 230 Turkish liras which equals to $85.) Only viable option for me is to get Seasonic S12ii-620. Or buy an used Corsair TX950 which more than 5 years old. Is that a viable option?
    You don't have to buy the X-750, i'm sure you can find other quality psu's in lower prices.
    Here in Greece, the X-750, is also very expensive, 203 euro ( 228 $ ).
    But, there is also the even better SS Platinum 760 at 166 euro (187$)
    And the excellent EVGA Supernova G2 750, at very very low price, 128 euro ( 144$)
    My recommendation to you is to look the prices of the G2 in Turkey, and if they are equally affordable, then buy it !!
    EDIT: If you want for even lower prices, a very very good PSU is Coolermaster's VSM750 semi-modular (*emphasise at the semi-modular, because there are the much more expensive V700 modular)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    You don't have a multi-meter? You can't go to a store and buy one for $10?
    I can buy one but I don't even know how to use it Anyways I don't know if it'll help but I've taken shots of the internals here; http://imgur.com/a/5j8fI

    (Sorry for the potato quality photos, this is the best I can do with phone camera.)

    That big black one is marked as ishu rated 400v, those green ones are JunFu rated 105c, and those black ones under the wires are CapXon.

    Also these are the readings I'm getting with Seasonic M12ii-620; http://imgur.com/a/gpynZ
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