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COOLMAX ZX Series ZX-500 500W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

  • ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91
  • 80 PLUS Certified
  • 115V ~ 230V
  • +5V@20A, +3.3V@25A, +12V@34A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@3A
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Coolmax ZX series offer 80 PLUS levels of energy efficiency, massive 12V single rail output giving you the power you needs and super quiet 140mm ball bearing fan creating a proper airflow inside the case. The COOLMAX ZX Series ZX-500 features one 6-pin and one 6+2-pin PCI-E connectors for supporting high end graphics card.

  • newegg 80 PLUS Certified The 80 PLUS certified power supply provides high power efficiency of at least 80% at any load between 20% and 100%, saving your money on your electrical bill, reducing heat in your computer's system and prolonging its life.
  • newegg 500W Continuous Power with Single Strong +12V Rail The COOLMAX ZX Series ZX-500 delivers 500W continuous power output as needed in a real world operating environment. Powerful single +12V rail at up to 34A design ensures the maximum provision of 12V power to energy-hungry CPU and VGA card perfect for future high-end component upgrades or overclocking.
  • newegg 140mm Silent Cooling Fan The COOLMAX ZX Series ZX-500 features a quiet 140mm double ball bearing fan for silent cooling operation in the power supply enclosure.
  • newegg Superior protection Multiple protection circuitries of OCP, OVP, SCP, OPP and OTP protect your system.


Learn more about the CoolMax ZX-500

Model

Brand
COOLMAX
Model
ZX-500
Series
ZX Series

Spec

Type
ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91
Maximum Power
500W
Fans
1
PFC
Active
Main Connector
20+4Pin
+12V Rails
Single
PCI-Express Connector
1 x 6-Pin, 1 x 6+2-Pin
SATA Power Connector
5
SLI
SLI Ready
Haswell Support
Yes
CrossFire
CrossFire Ready
Modular
No
Efficiency
Up to 80%
Energy-Efficient
80 PLUS Certified
Over Voltage Protection
Yes
Input Voltage
115V ~ 230V
Output
+5V@20A, +3.3V@25A, +12V@34A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@3A
Dimensions
6.5" x 5.9" x 3.3"
Weight
3.74 lbs.

Features

Connectors
1 x 20+4-pin Main Connector
5 x SATA
5 x Peripheral
1 x FDD
1 x 6-pin PCI-E
1 x 6+2-pin PCI-E
1 x 4+4-pin
Features
Quiet 140mm double ball bearing fan

Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) with PF value of 0.99

Protection: OCP / OVP / SCP / OPP / OTP

Support NVIDIA SLI or ATI CrossFire system

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • David D.
  • 8/18/2013 7:59:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsdid the job

Pros: had what i needed. so far so good

Cons: wiring loom [ kinda lame but it works fine]

Other Thoughts: got this to use with a asrock n68c-gs fx board that will be a back uo, test, hand me down rig. has the connectors i needed for the old and new devices that can install and be used on that board .

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  • michael b.
  • 8/15/2013 11:24:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAhhh!...I'll pass

Pros: it works ill give it that

Cons: the fan runs at 100% all the time and is soooo... loud its beyond useable.

Other Thoughts: like i said the fan runs at 100% all the time and is soooo... loud its beyond useable. i put a lower rpm in it and would overheat and shutdown at just 350 watts so i put the stock fan back in. i would strongly suggest the corsair cx500 as it will have no problem anything up to 600 watts. there is no quality in this product, its cheap very light the pcb in the psu is only about 3'' small .I've been using corsair psu for 6 years now so now im used to quality psu's why i bought this i really dont know? ooooh and have yet to get my rebate its been about 3 months

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  • Jesse G.
  • 8/12/2013 12:59:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Works perfectly fine. Has plenty of connectors for everything I need; will list parts in other thoughts. Wires come pre-ziptied and 24 pin is braided

Cons: None currently.

Other Thoughts: Ugly wire colors lol. Not really a con.
I'm currently running:
AMD FX 6300
Sapphire HD 7870 oc edition
Crucial Ballistix 2x 4g
Biostar TA970
500 gb WD HDD
Asus optical dvd drive
All run perfectly fine.

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  • Jason J.
  • 8/7/2013 6:33:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLoud fan

Pros: Seems solid enough after a few days of running
Price

Cons: Stock fan was the loudest in my assembly. I replaced with another 140mm fan. Be aware that the fan mounting holes are spaced at 120mm, which means that the "standard" 140mm fan won't fit it without some modification.

Other Thoughts: The price is good, but seeing that you have to spend $10-$20 on a good fan to go with it, probably worth just spending the extra on a power supply that is actually quiet.

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  • Steve C.
  • 8/6/2013 9:18:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNoisy and smelly

Pros: Cheap, supplies power

Cons: The fan spins far too fast making an incredible amount of noise. I returned it for this reason. This power supply has that cheap electronics smell at a level that knocked me back when I first took it out of the box.

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  • Tom D.
  • 8/2/2013 6:46:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

Pros: It works. Bought this about a month ago. Works like a charm!

Cons: None. Plugged it in and it powers the computer.

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  • Eduardo L.
  • 7/30/2013 6:17:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCoolmax, Model# ZX-5600

Pros: No pros, sorry. My second one is broke again and I toss it in the garbage. I won't spend $20.00 to return it for an exchange.

Cons: These is the second one and fail again. The computer just won't quit rebooting every 5-10 minutes. Tried another power and the computer is just fine, nothing wrong with it. I spend almost $20.00 in shipping to return the first one. and I learn my lesson. Do not again do not buy these model to try and save money. You will spend more returning it. Something is wrong with it. Looks like that is why it's price like that.

Other Thoughts: It's not hook up to the computer and consumes 7.7 Watts, I plug it to my Kill A watt meter. No wonder the upper rear side case where it mounted is also very warm when I touch, even when the computer is not even on. I have tried my OZC and Rosewill and 1.6 - 2.0 watts when not use. Again I won't recommend these power supply to anyone. I will be lenient/ easy and give it an egg.

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  • Timothy S.
  • 7/28/2013 5:50:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsquiet power supply

Pros: Large cooling fan, certified supply, with plenty on power hook ups and flexability

Cons: none

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  • Benjamin B.
  • 7/26/2013 9:04:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFailed after 8 months

Pros: Inexpensive, nice huge fan, lots of connectors for both IDE and SATA

Cons: Failed after 8 months.

Other Thoughts: Worked great while it lasted, but it completely failed yesterday. No power event in the neighborhood or anything, it just suddenly died.

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  • Peter R.
  • 7/10/2013 3:43:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great product. Ordered the unit on Sunday night and received it on Monday. I was amazed.

Cons: None.

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