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    Why Corsair so damn expensive here

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgbodosk View Post
    Why Corsair so damn expensive here
    Korean government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crmaris View Post
    I also believe that this must be among Corsair's best selling PSU lines. Like it or not, the majority of people buy affordable PSUs so it is nice to have the chance, to review them as well.

    BTW next in line is the VS450.
    You are correct, the VS and CX are Corsairs best budget units that get the job done.
    Sure the VS series is miles away from a AX1200i, but think of it this way.

    Will the VS series set your PC on fire, will it kill all your components cause you cheaped out on one of those *shudder* "Hercules" units that cost 10-15 bucks on eBay?

    Of course not, its a decent Power Supply for those who live paycheck to paycheck and want to have a decent no frills PSU, for a budget consumers.

    Remember those old FSP units, they were no frills gray boxes, but they worked, you got what you paid for.
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    Performance is absolutely decent for an 80 Plus white PSU. I personally wouldn't buy it (because 550W DC-DC performs much better in real life), but Corsair holds up to the promises on the box. Can't expect more for such a price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    No. They're the people that go straight to the last page and read only the summary.
    OK, I took the bait: I haven't read the review, I went to read the back page now and..... Yeah, if I only had USD50 to spend on a 650W PSU, it seems like a decent choice. It's not the best on the market, but it appears that this seems to be what USD50 can get one at this power level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...-psu,6017.html
    The major downside is the lack of independent circuits for the regulation of the minor rails
    Incorrect. The major rail (+12V) and one minor rail (+5V) aren't independently regulated, but the other minor rail (+3.3V) is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zhentarim View Post
    In my place, most people still believes they need 650-750W for a single high end VGA.
    They ARE correct nowadays.

    As long as it handles a 9900K+RTX2080Ti/RadeoVII build and lasts 3 years, I'm okay with that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrix View Post
    You are correct, the VS and CX are Corsairs best budget units that get the job done.
    Sure the VS series is miles away from a AX1200i, but think of it this way.

    Will the VS series set your PC on fire, will it kill all your components cause you cheaped out on one of those *shudder* "Hercules" units that cost 10-15 bucks on eBay?

    Of course not, its a decent Power Supply for those who live paycheck to paycheck and want to have a decent no frills PSU, for a budget consumers.

    Remember those old FSP units, they were no frills gray boxes, but they worked, you got what you paid for.
    Last edited by Jon Gerow; 05-03-2019 at 11:21 AM.
    It's been a hard day's night and I've been working like a dog.

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    How can you tell the difference between a CWT-built VS and an HEC-built one, from the look and sticker?
    It's been a hard day's night and I've been working like a dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis View Post
    How can you tell the difference between a CWT-built VS and an HEC-built one, from the look and sticker?
    According to Jon, the old CWT ones were the yellow label while the newer HEC made ones have a white label that's more in line with the rest of the Corsair Lineup.

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    Well, low end PSU are not designed to handle latest high end hardware. I definately wouldn't feel comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis View Post
    Incorrect. The major rail (+12V) and one minor rail (+5V) aren't independently regulated, but the other minor rail (+3.3V) is.


    Indeed, and I state in the paragraph afterwards that only the +12V and 5V are tied together. Most likely a proof editor changed this and I didn't even notice it. To be frank I don't keep track of the changes after the first proof edit.
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