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PSU for New Workstation

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Hi this is a follow up question from a previous question i made:

A good Internal DVD+/-RW for a new PC build?

And here are the Parts of the Computer that i am going to build:
Help configuring a New Basic Workstation for CG 3D Architectural Visualizations


But What i am interested in this new question is regarding the PSU that i should choose, specially because of the last GARYCASE comment (in the first link) where he mentions : " The Corsair CX series PSU's are their low-end products, and are nowhere near as good as the TX or the HX series units.    I've had several cases where a system simply wouldn't boot with a CX unit, but works fine with a higher-quality TX or HX "

My original plan and budget was to buy the Corsair CX 500M (modular) PSU $66, but since GARYCASE recommended the TX or HX series, i am now worried because the Corsair TX 650M (modular) $105 is out of my budget  (which already is a little above of what i initially intended...), do you think that the normal NOT Modular TX 650 $90 will work for the "Space" that i have on the Corsair Obsidian 350D Case? It is a mATX Case....

If that works, then it is kind of more reachable for my very tight and already passed budget... BUT i was always recommended to use a modular PSU for this configuration on my new Workstation because of the SIZE of the Case.... (This is my first build ever)...

If Modular TX is needed without question, then i will see on how to increase my budget or take some other less important component away...
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