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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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  • Asa T.
  • 7/30/2015 3:10:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works!

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

Pros: It does everything it is supposed to. It is a Corsair, which is a solid brand. It has a decent warranty, to boot. What more is there to say?
Oh, and 80+ Bronze certified. I purchased this for $25, after MIR.

Cons: Not modular? But I knew that when I purchased it.
One of the screw holes did not line up perfectly on the computer case I was installing this in, so I was forced to use 3 screws to stabilize it. I think this is an issue with the case, as I had some trouble with the previous PSU, as well.

Other Thoughts: If you need a 500W PSU, and are on a budget, it is very hard to go wrong with this one. If you're limited on space, maybe opt for a modular power supply... but if you're in a Mid Tower sized case, you should be fine.

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  • R H.
  • 7/24/2015 3:36:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Product

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

Pros: Great Price, exactly as advertised, I should have read more because it did not have the connector I needed, but kudos to Newegg who refunded my money and I purchased the right power supply.

Cons: None, I never hooked it up !

Other Thoughts: You have to love shopping Newegg !

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  • VANA M.
  • 7/21/2015 8:39:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid performer!

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

Pros: Solid feeling PSU, does not feel cheap like some other cheaper PSU's I've had...this one is sturdy, heavy and the finish coat is nice.
Comes with long enough cables and plenty of connectors to reach their designated area.
80 PLUS Bronze Certified
Built in fan is super quiet
I'm not running anything big but just an 85W CPU and 670GT graphics card so 500W is more than enough power!
Lastly, it's a Corsair...quality and reliability!

Cons: None so far after 2 months of usage! I use my main PC almost 24 hours a day and sometimes I have to leave it on for more than 5 days straight!

Other Thoughts: I got this PSU for my main PC build and it works well...what else can I say other than it's a Corsair...it means quality and reliability! If you got one that doesn't work, it's a manufacturing issue which NOT even Apple an control...so just return it and get another one.

I've had nothing but positive experiences with all of my Corsair PSU's.

Highly recommend this PSU unit at 500W for one graphics card...if you're doing SLI or CrossFire (2x graphics cards), you might want to get something with more wattage.

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  • David C.
  • 7/14/2015 12:32:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid PSU does what you ask it to

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

Pros: No issues here, plug n play so to speak. I enjoy the look inside the case too. I was worried that a non modular PSU would leave lots of wires everywhere, it wasn't hard to hid the unused wires.

Cons: none, works great.

Other Thoughts: Corsair is great across the board, and if their product does fail you, call them first instead of writing a bad review, nothing is perfect.

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  • Craig M.
  • 7/7/2015 12:05:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCouldn't be happier

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

Pros: Bought it in December of 2012 and it's been working great ever since! It powers my evga gtx 660 ti with no problems at all. Great value and reliability for the money.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: If you don't mind spending the few extra bucks, you could get the modular version.

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  • Adam C.
  • 7/5/2015 9:02:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsClassic power

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

Pros: I've used many Corsair CX units over the years, and I have yet to be disappointed. Stable power for basic systems. I don't know that I'd put a full gaming rig on a CX unit for an extended amount of time, but it's perfect for lower power systems were you want something that will just work.

Cons: None that I can think of. It's not priced at modular/80+ gold/etc, so that can't be a con.

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  • Cory M.
  • 6/9/2015 9:02:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

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

Pros: Inexpensive, 80Plus Bronze, Haswell compatible

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I purchased this list of items below to rebuild my home sever that had a HDD failure. I decided it was time for new technology. I basically replaced everything except for the case (an old emachines desktop case).

I liked the Intel i3 Haswell processor because it's fast, but the Haswell architecture has a very low power idle mode, just make sure you get a compatible power supply. Of course a server is idle most of the time so this was important to me.

My biggest requirement for the motherboard was at least 1 USB 3.0 for high speed connections, and of course the correct interface for an Intel i-series processor.

The power supply fan is very quiet, and the replacement case fan is nearly silent.

I installed everything, booted up installed and setup Xubuntu 14.04 for my server configuration, copied all of my old data to the new HDD, put the server in the utility room and it's been running happily ever since.

G.Skill, Corsair, Seagate, and GIGBYTE, all companies I've had good luck with.

1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-
1 x CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
1 x GIGABYTE GA-H87M-D3H LGA 1150 Intel H87 HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
1 x Vantec Stealth 80mm Double Ball Bearing Silent Case Fan - Model SF8025L
2 x Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK (1TB) -Unfortunately I didn't buy the HDD from NewEgg I needed them in a hurry one weekend.

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  • Kyle W.
  • 6/6/2015 1:45:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHigh quality

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

Pros: Provides plenty of power. High quality components and construction. Good price. 'nuff said.

Cons: Nope.

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  • Homero G.
  • 6/5/2015 1:50:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCorsair always delivers.

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

Pros: Power supply fan is extremely quiet and sleeving on the cables makes it easy to manage all the cables in your case. Highly recommend this psu.

Cons: Wish the sleeving was a little darker.

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  • Roy S.
  • 5/22/2015 12:34:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCorsair CX500

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

Pros: Clean
Nicely braided cables
Solid construction

Cons: 24-pin power connector was a little difficult to slot in, may have been an issue with the motherboard, not entirely sure

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