Question Which power supply should i buy among these? Please help

Vky Rhodes

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My build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hJthsZ

I need to choose between these 4 PSUs:

  1. Corsair RM Series (not the RMX series) ($ 130 USD)
  2. Corsair TX-M Series ($ 125 USD)
  3. Seasonic M12ii Evo 620 Bronze ($ 110 USD)
  4. Seasonic SS-650KM3 X-Series 650W Gold ($170 USD)
Note: This build is for video editing & productivity purpose only. NOT for gaming!

Confusion:

1. I have read on this forum that RM series is older & the RMX series is newer and better. But unfortunately, RMX series is not available in my country.
And TX-M series is touted to be better than RM series.
But then why RM Series has 10 years WARRANTY and TX-M Series has 7 years only?

2. Both the Seasonic PSUs are out-dated and X-series is even discontinued now?

Links:
TX-M Series: https://bit.ly/2z9aYez
RM Series: https://bit.ly/30j9yu0
M12ii Evo: https://seasonic.com/m12ii-evo
X-Series: https://seasonic.com/x-series

Other specs:
TX-M Series: Semi-modular
RM Series: Fully Modular

Thanks.
 

Vky Rhodes

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RM is now improved , therefore longer warranty , can't miss the new RM with the updated label on the units in pic above.
Just saw the video. It makes sense now.

I was so damn confused going through the reviews on Amazon.com. There were mixed reviews (mostly 2018).

How does the older RM series look like?
 

Vky Rhodes

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For your build, even 450 good quality will suffice. What is your total budget on the build? I will improve CPU since video editing is mostly CPU intensive. 1080p or 4k video?
Thanks.

I'm a first time builder, and I need this PC for video editing & 2-d animations. No gaming at all.
My Build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/WKjTvn

Budget: I'm on the edge already!

I make 10-15 min long videos to upload on YouTube.

Softwares I Use:
  1. Adobe Premier Pro
  2. Adobe Photoshop
  3. Adobe After Effects
  4. Adobe Flash / Animate
  5. Wondershare Filmora
Purpose: I want to make 1080p to 4K videos. With a smooth experience on the timeline/preview screen of the editing softwares.
 
MDcomputers

3900X: 48500
B450 Bazooka Plus: 8600
RAM: ADATA 3200 2x8GB, 8585
SSD: MX500 M2, 1TB, 9200 -> material
MX500 SATA, 250 gb, 3175 -> OS + software caching
GPU: GT 710, ~ 3k, can update later on.
Case: MasterBox Lite 3.1 TG, 3536
PSU: Corsair CX550, 4399
 

Vky Rhodes

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I would go 550w or 650w. Both are plenty for that setup.
Which one should I pick?
Corsair RM Series or TX-M Series?

Both are at same price
RM 650: Fully Modular, 10 Years Warranty
TX-M 650: Semi Modular, 7 Years Warranty (even though it's above RM Series)

Note: My build is for video editing purpose only & not gaming.

Thanks.
 

Vky Rhodes

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MDcomputers

3900X: 48500
B450 Bazooka Plus: 8600
RAM: ADATA 3200 2x8GB, 8585
SSD: MX500 M2, 1TB, 9200 -> material
MX500 SATA, 250 gb, 3175 -> OS + software caching
GPU: GT 710, ~ 3k, can update later on.
Case: MasterBox Lite 3.1 TG, 3536
PSU: Corsair CX550, 4399

Thanks.
Aren't we compromising quality here? Like PSU.
I chose tomahawk max because i want to avoid bios update mess.
Ram is equally priced.
Weaker Gpu: Will it not affect timeline/preview screen experience during editing?
3900X: Won't it demand better cooling?
I already ordered the case!
 
CX550 is pretty decent, yeah, TX550M will be better, but your budget...
MB is up to you, heard recent issues with tomahawk MBs for 3rd gen.
3900X stock cooler is pretty decent too, can handle mild overclocking.
GPU shouldn't be an issue as timeline/preview does not require too much power. If you want to use meaningful GPU acceleration for 4k, 1660 is not enough anyway.
 

Vky Rhodes

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CX550 is pretty decent, yeah, TX550M will be better, but your budget...
MB is up to you, heard recent issues with tomahawk MBs for 3rd gen.
3900X stock cooler is pretty decent too, can handle mild overclocking.
GPU shouldn't be an issue as timeline/preview does not require too much power. If you want to use meaningful GPU acceleration for 4k, 1660 is not enough anyway.
I get your point.
I'm trying to make a balanced machine so that i don't have to upgrade for the next 2-3 years.
1660 may not be very powerful but i think it will to the job as most of my 4k projects will be around 10 min in length.

What's your take?
 

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