Question Corsair vs SeaSonic

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Good day all,

For the new build I’ve narrowed it down for myself to the2 brands stated above. Now I’m torn between the two and looking for some input before I pull the trigger on one.
Looking for a 600-650W semi- to full modular PSU. Heard nothing but good things about the SeaSonics, so leaning towards it now. Unless someone has any other recommendations, I’d definitely like to hear them. Looking to spend about $120CAD max.
 

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Corsair makes some great PSU's. Since your budget is 120CAD, go with the Corsair TXM series. On Amazon, the Seasonic Focus Plus 650w is 140CAD, while the Corsair TXM 650w is 109CAD.

Both are 80 Plus Gold and are great units, but for your price, go with Corsair's TXM.
 
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Corsair makes some great PSU's. Since your budget is 120CAD, go with the Corsair TXM series. On Amazon, the Seasonic Focus Plus 650w is 140CAD, while the Corsair TXM 650w is 109CAD.

Both are 80 Plus Gold and are great units, but for your price, go with Corsair's TXM.
I decided to go with the SeaSonic Focus 650W after all. Figured it was a good idea spend a couple extra $ to get that bit better PSU. No use frying a buncha parts over saving $10. Thanks for your reply tho, i appreciate it
 

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I mean both are great quality PSU's. The TXM is a very reputable PSU, so don't believe the fear mongering about people saying that a $120 PSU is worse than a $140. Both are excellent quality PSU's.

But anyway, good luck and congrats.
 
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Figured I’d go with the SeaSonic just to be safe. All the reviews about them are nothing but positive. The Corsair reviews are all over the place. Managed to pick up the SeaSonic Focus for $124CAD. Not bad if you ask me
 

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As Jonnyguru is getting at, brand is irrelevant when comparing two big brands. EVGA for example still make a ton of garbage. Nothing makes Seasonic "better" than Corsair.

The model of the PSU however is important - all excellent PSUs:
  • Seasonic FOCUS (and Plus)
  • Seasonic PRIME
  • Corsair RMx
  • Corsair TX
  • Corsair HX / AX (but higher end rigs).
So IMO, don't opt for a brand, find a MODEL first then judge :)
Whilst i tend to prefer Seasonic myself, I love both Seasonic and Corsair, and I wouldn't hesitate to choose either in a heartbeat. I just wouldn't get certain model PSUs.
 

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