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CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

  • ATX12V v2.3
  • 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
  • 100 - 240 V 47 - 63 Hz
  • +3.3V@25A, +5V@20A, +12V@38A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@3.0A
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • THOMAS W.
  • 1/20/2015 8:18:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCX500

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Worked flawlessly for almost a year now. Quiet enough. Braided cables.

Cons: none

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  • Omar R.
  • 1/19/2015 6:34:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFor $47 After Taxes, I can't complain

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: -Cheap ($44.99 with no rebates or anything)
-80+ and Bronze rated
-Corsair (evmatches the rest of the build)

Cons: -Non Modular (Which I already knew, but in a tight case, I'd shell out the extra few $ to get the modular one)
-CX500 is green (Doesn't match the rest of the build.....)

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  • Doug P.
  • 1/16/2015 7:33:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWhat you want

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: I have been buying only Corsair for power in the last 8 years or so. It's nice that it's quiet. No problems. As to 500 watts, who besides the overcolcker/massive video card crowd needs over 200 Watts? Haswells & Sandies are low total pwr- the old days are over!

Cons: Time for a total reworking of the nasty cabling, industry-wide. Once upon a time there were 4-core 90 mm room heaters, now gone, never to be seen again!

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  • Matthew S.
  • 1/13/2015 5:56:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little PSU

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: - Worked flawlessly for almost a year now.
- Quiet enough.
- Braided cables.

Cons: - No actual faults to date.

Other Thoughts: Great PSU, I'd recommend it to anyone needing a 500W PSU. Unfortunately I upgraded my video card so I have to get some more juice.

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  • Shawn N.
  • 1/8/2015 6:27:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth every cent

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Inexpensive
Quality
80 plus bronze
Great brand name

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This is all you need for single GPU builds. I use this power supply for 2 of my builds and it is a great power supply. The fact that it provides quality power to your devices can sometimes circumvent the wattage requirement. In most cases this will provide enough power for video cards that require 600 watt power supplies. As long as your not running 3 mechanical drives in raid or something crazy.

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  • Jayson L.
  • 1/5/2015 6:59:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMAKE SURE YOUR OUTLET IS GROUNDED

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: See previous review

Cons: See previous review, but take with a grain of salt. See Other Thoughts

There is still SOME coil whine, although that might just be my Refurbished 250x

However, the connectors (which i did check) namely the 24 pin connector doesnt exactly click all the way in and I couldn't get it to even with pushing with much force. (Flexing the board. Scared me lol) THAT isnt much of an issue because worse comes to worst with a connector that wont stay in, there are redneck things i can do that wont void a warranty c:

Other Thoughts: After posting my review and not wanting to have to do an RMA or buy a new PSU,
I remembered the time my guitar SHOCKED ME. That was when I learned that newer technology (My amplifier) detests bad power. (my ungrounded outlets.)

My house is old, some of my outlets are too. My power supply was crackling and spinning weird and moaning and groaning and just made it sound really weird.

Switching to a grounded, newer, proper outlet and the problems have disappeared, thus far. It's been 3 or 4 days since the switch and there's zero of the issues i've had on a daily basis as before.

It makes me wonder how many people think their components are bad when it's just bad power making them act up. I've known outlets to burn out hair straighteners, blow driers, make my laptops charger heat to high hell (It's partially burned out. It dies sometimes and starts working again randomly)
I've had it short out my amplifier to the point where excess electricity went INTO my guitar and shock ME.

I have a surge protector that detects whether an outlet is grounded or not, and if you can find one like that it's worth getting and using.

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  • Regan F.
  • 12/27/2014 10:40:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Quality and Price

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Great power supply for smaller builds. I've bought 3 of these, and all of them are still going. Corsair really does make a quality power supply, and I really wouldn't buy any others, except for maybe Thermaltake for when you need a lot of power in a very small space.

Cons: Not modular, but that comes with the price. Be prepared to have a bunch of extra cables everywhere.

Other Thoughts: Rock solid power supply. So many power supplies just want to die and are poorly made, but this one will serve you well.

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  • Morgan E.
  • 12/23/2014 9:46:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs3 Years

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: This GPU has run almost constantly for nearly 3 years now, and never run into any issues.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Corsair seems to make very high quality power supplies.

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  • Jerry C.
  • 12/13/2014 5:14:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Extremely quiet. Looks and feels like a quality product. Has all the connectors I need. Even came with a few zip ties for me.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: The cables are pretty long so if you have a small case hopefully you have an area where excess and unused cables can be tucked away otherwise you'll have cables sitting on your mobo, fans, and memory.

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  • sean m.
  • 12/10/2014 9:06:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsperfect

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: very small size and very good price for the wattage.

Cons: non so far!

Other Thoughts: very fast shipping from newegg as usual.

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