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Question Would you recommend Corsair's TX650M Gold Semi-Modular PSU?

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The retailer I want to buy from only has a limited selection of PSU's in that range and this is the best one among them. The problem is that a bit too expensive. It's currently $115 on Amazon. I don't know if that's its regular price or if it's an outdated price since it's old stock. It's not available from Corsair anymore; it's only available from other sellers. Moreover, its reviews on YouTube are so old, so I think it might actually be a bit too old of a power supply. What do you guys think? I'm looking for a 650W bronze or higher PSU from a well-known brand. Any suggestions or comments?
My build:
PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/W6HsyX
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-E GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($97.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card ($299.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus MG248QR 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1140.83
 
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The Corsair TX650M 80+ Gold is a quality unit from a reputable brand with ample wattage for that system.

It will work worry-free.
I know that it's definitely high-quality, high-efficiency, and from areputable brand. What I want to know is...isn't it too expensive? Is it actually being sold at a higher price than it should be because it's outdated stock, or is that actually its price? It's just that the prices of other PSU's in the same tier and of similar features and ratings from other big companies seem to be noticeably cheaper, so why is this a bit overpriced? Or is it actually not overpriced or outdated, but just much better after all?
 
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The retailer I want to buy from only has a limited selection of PSU's in that range and this is the best one among them. The problem is that a bit too expensive. It's currently $115 on Amazon. I don't know if that's its regular price or if it's an outdated price since it's old stock. It's not available from Corsair anymore; it's only available from other sellers. Moreover, its reviews on YouTube are so old, so I think it might actually be a bit too old of a power supply. What do you guys think? I'm looking for a 650W bronze or higher PSU from a well-known brand.
Wait.. This is the OLD VERSION of the TX-M you're looking at? Why are you looking at that? So you're not buying it from Amazon, but some local guy that only has old inventory? If you're buying it from someone other than Amazon, what difference does it make what Amazon is selling it for?
 
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Wait.. This is the OLD VERSION of the TX-M you're looking at? Why are you looking at that? So you're not buying it from Amazon, but some local guy that only has old inventory? If you're buying it from someone other than Amazon, what difference does it make what Amazon is selling it for?
I don't know if the one he's selling is the newer one. How do I make sure it is the newer one not an older version, by the way? As for my question, you can consider I'm only talking about the latest one as well.
 

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I don't know if the one he's selling is the newer one. How do I make sure it is the newer one not an older version, by the way? As for my question, you can consider I'm only talking about the latest one as well.
We'll, you keep saying "old pricing" and "Corsair doesn't sell it anymore", etc. The GOLD TX-M has is a current model and has only been out a few years. So you had me confused.
 
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It's a good model but here's some alternatives at a lower price.

Corsair CX 550 (2017) 80+ Bronze. $60
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FdRFf7/corsair-cx-2017-550w-80-bronze-certified-atx-power-supply-cp-9020121-na
Corsair Vengence 750w 80+ Silver. $65 after rebate.
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ZRQG3C/corsair-vengeance-750-w-80-silver-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-cp-9020176-na
SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650w 80+ Gold. $80
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qn7v6h/seasonic-focus-gold-650w-80-gold-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-650fm
Corsair RM 650 (2019) 80+ Gold. $90
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/WxL48d/corsair-rm-2019-650-w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-cp-9020194-na

Not sure what the price of those are in your retailer, but those are some good ones to look for.

The bottom 2 are about tied for best in my mind. The bottom 2 will work just as well for that GPU tho.
 

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