Is the Corsair VS650 PSU powerful enough for this configuration?

Anuj S January 10, 2014
Pinterest Stumbleupon Whatsapp

I’m planning on buying a new PSU because my current one does not fully provide the power to my new GTX650ti Boost. Is the Corsair VS650 a good PSU for this config?

GPU – Zotac Nvidia Geforce GTX650 Ti Boost (2gb)
Ram – 2 Sticks – 4Gb at 1333Mhz, 2Gb at 1333Mhz
CPU – Intel Core i3 3210 @ 3.2Ghz
HDD – Western Digital 500GB @7200RPM

I can overclock both my processor and GPU if needed and I can also upgrade to 2xZotac Nvidia Geforce GTX 650 Ti Boost in SLI in the future.

  1. Dalsan M
    January 11, 2014 at 10:24 am

    I would like to add that a 450-500 watt power supply is recommended to use with the GTX650Ti boost card, but that includes what the rest of the system would utilize while running the card. An additional substantial amount of power is not necessary when using multiple graphics cards, but recommended is an additional 150 or so watts per card (at least for the graphics bracket you are using, which is mid-grade), depending on how powerful the card is and how/what it is used for, while still leaving a little breathing room for other upgrades and tweaking such as mild overclocking.

  2. Hovsep A
    January 10, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    for sure Corsair VS650 it is good, the recommended for Nvidia Geforce GTX650 Ti Boost is 450W, 650ti Boost uses 140w on average at load
    http://www.zotacusa.com/specsheet/ZT-61201-10M.pdf

  3. Jan F
    January 10, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Yes, the power supply should be sufficient for everything you asked.

    The linked test below is using the equivalent processor teamed with a GTX690.
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/11/26/intel-core-i3-3220-review/7
    The test shows a power consumption of around 80W at full load on the CPU (not on the GPU).

    Adding the ~100W the GTX650 would consume at full load you can easily support a SLI configuration with that power supply.