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Corsair CX550 vs TX550M for R5 2600 and 1070

I ended up purchasing the TX550M. While I think the CX550 would have been good enough, I think for the extra $30 it was worth it since the TX550M should hopefully last me for a couple of years and handle any more upgrades that I need.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Like the title says, I am currently looking to purchase a new power supply since I don't think continuing to use my current power supply would be a good idea. Right now I have narrowed my option down to the CX550 at $79.99 and the TX550M at $109.99. I am not too worried about it being modular or not since my case(Corsair Air 240) has plenty of room to manage the extra cables. I know that the CX550 is Tier B+ on the PSU Tier List while the TX550M is Tier A. My main question is, is the TX550M worth the extra $30? Or will the CX550 be just fine for my system. Thanks in advance.

Specs of my PC:



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CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($300.00) 
Motherboard: MSI B450M BAZOOKA Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($0.00) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($0.00) 
Storage: Kingston A400 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($29.95 @ Vuugo) 
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Dual Series Video Card  ($100.00) 
Case: Corsair Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($100.00) 
Keyboard: SteelSeries Apex M500 Wired Standard Keyboard  ($100.00) 
Mouse: Logitech G402 Wired Optical Mouse  ($20.00) 
Headphones: Philips SHP9500  Headphones  ($60.00) 
Custom: Xigmatek Tauro M+600W ($90.00)
Total: $799.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-17 13:08 EST-0500


Athlon X4 860K + Power Color R9 270 2GB + 8GB DDR3 1886MHz(Kingston HyperX + PNY XLR8)

SteelSeries Apex M500 + Logitech G402 + Philips SHP9500

Corsair Air 240 + Xigmatek Tauro 600W M + DeepCool Ice Edge Mini FS V2.0

Seagate 500gb HDD + Kingston UV400 120gb SSD

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP · Best Answer

I ended up purchasing the TX550M. While I think the CX550 would have been good enough, I think for the extra $30 it was worth it since the TX550M should hopefully last me for a couple of years and handle any more upgrades that I need.


Athlon X4 860K + Power Color R9 270 2GB + 8GB DDR3 1886MHz(Kingston HyperX + PNY XLR8)

SteelSeries Apex M500 + Logitech G402 + Philips SHP9500

Corsair Air 240 + Xigmatek Tauro 600W M + DeepCool Ice Edge Mini FS V2.0

Seagate 500gb HDD + Kingston UV400 120gb SSD

 

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You made the correct choice the txm is a far better option than the cx 


CPU:  i7 9700K / CPU Cooler: bequiet! Dark Rock Pro 4/Motherboard: Gigabyte z390 Aorus Pro Wifi/ RAM: 2 x Ballistix 8GB  DDR4

GPU:  ASUS ROG STRIX  RTX 2070 SSD:  ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB NVMe / HDD:  3TB WD 30EZRX

PC Case:  CM H500P Mesh White / PSU: Corsair RM850i -850w Gold  /Monitor :S27B970D

DAC: Audioengine D1 /Speakers : Focal Bird 2.1 /Headphones: Sennheiser HD 380Pro / B&W PX

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