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    Question Look for some PSU advice

    So, I'm building a new gaming/VM workstation PC in September/October and I'm somewhat conflicted on what PSU I should choose. I've been doing my homework, but I still feel like I could use advice from some more experienced members of the community. I'm torn between the Seasonic Prime Titanium/Platinum and the Corsair HX series. I know the Seasonic PSUs are technically better electrically, but they are also single rail and louder from what I've been able to read, they also happen to be quite a bit more expensive. The corsair HX isn't as good electrically but is cheaper and isn't single rail. Any help in choosing between the two would be appreciated, any alternative recommendations are also appreciated. Thank you.

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    CPU - Ryzen 9 3950x

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    Storage - Samsung 970 EVO PLUS 500GB and Samsung 860 EVO 2TB

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    Case - Fractal Design Meshify C

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    You don't need a PSU that is optimized for the perfect performance is a review, that isn't useful. A PSU that does well in reviews, doesn't have issues and meets your requirements and wishes is what you should be looking for. Best choice is difficult, as September/October is just some weeks away.

    But you could what for a good deal on Newegg/Amazon for example.

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    Price isn't the biggest concern to me. For as much as I'm dropping on this build, it seems silly for me to sweat over $20 here or there. I'm leaning towards the HX right now because it isn't single rail, but I'm not sure how much that matters.

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    As Mask said, I'd not chose the Seasonic...

    But you probably won't need 750W or even close to it, a good 550W should be sufficient. And with that you have more options such as Bitfenix Whisper M, be quiet Straight Power 11.

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    Whisper M, Straight Power 11, RMx. (all 550w) choost cheapest out of the 3.

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