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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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  • BENJAMIN B.
  • 9/2/2015 7:49:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • 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: Great price especially if I get the rebate. Even tho its not modular doesnt clutter case with unneeded cables on a 500w PSU like some other brands I've seen

Cons: not modular but for <$40 after rebate cant complain for a name brand PSU

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  • Matthew A.
  • 9/1/2015 8:38:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFast replacement

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

Pros: At the time of purchase, affordable
Corsair honored the rebate, took 6 weeks to receive the card
Quick service with Corsair, took just a few business days to get a new unit

Cons: The first unit died within one week, not even with a load. The computer was merely idle when it shut off unexpectedly. Powering the computer on after that was difficult. After replacing the unit with a spare power supply, the symptoms were gone.

Other Thoughts: One egg for the dead unit, five eggs for the quick customer service and rebate being honored, so three eggs to compromise.

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  • Logan H.
  • 8/25/2015 7:32:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Choice for a first build

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

Pros: > PRICE: $25 after rebate is solid.

> 80+ Bronze

> Quiet fan: granted, maybe I just haven't heard it kick on due to an intake fan feeding into the gap between my gpu and this psu, but I haven't noticed the PSU fan. That's really all you want isn't it? To not be distracted by the mundane operations of your computer?

>Pre-sleeved cables (unless you really want to fit a color scheme and sleeve them yourself, but at this price point I don't think many people want that)

> plenty of connections (especially if you can get some 4-pin peripheral->whatever adapters)

> Good warranty and good experience with customer support (see other thoughts)

Cons: > Some of the cables are a little shorter than I would like (despite being "extra long"), making it difficult to get them positioned how I want. This may be more likely to be an issue with bottom-mounted cases, but in my Antec Three Hundred they don't have any trouble reaching everything on my ATX board around my MSI FrozrV GTX960 and CryoRig H7.

> Not modular? Having to find somewhere to stuff all those extra connections can be a bit of a hassle, but certainly not the biggest annoyance overall.

> In depth independent reviews have pointed out that this line (CX***) of PSU's from Corsair have trouble delivering the maximum rated power consistently. I can't find the link (it was a website dedicated to PSU reviews and testing), but I remember seeing that the CX line tended to begin showing voltage drops around 85% of the rated wattage. This would mean blue screens and random shutoffs in a computer. Bad. However, as long as you account for this in your build (pcpartpicker.com will help you do that) there shouldn't be a problem. And honestly, for a majority of rigs that are going to be looking at psu's in this price range this will not be an issue. Just leave yourself a little extra buffer like I did by choosing this CX500 over the CX430. $5 difference for a little peace of mind and some breathing room to upgrade in the future ain't so bad.

Other Thoughts: So I'm sure everybody is familiar with the quagmire that is a typical mail-in rebate. You give them $20 more than you wanted to pay for a thing and they say they'"Don't worry,ll give it back to you." Then they spout some B.S. reason about how you misspelled your mother's maiden name on form 29F page 3 line 44 and as pursuant the terms of the rebate your claim is now denied and oh that rebate is now closed so you can't appeal this we're "very sorry".

Well Corsair didn't do that to me, and I really appreciate it.

I bought this psu on the last day of one mail in rebate and forgot to download the form until the next day, when a new rebate (which happened to be for the same amount, but a different code) had taken hold. I submitted it with the error, and got denied. I was very confused and chatted with support and she fixed it for me on the spot. I can't remember her name for the life of me, Kelly G. maybe? Kicking myself for not writing it down, but I did give her a good review :) This is so much the opposite of every other MiR experience I've had that I want to give Corsair's customer support team a pat on the back for that.

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  • Jacob M.
  • 8/19/2015 8:28:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat on a budget gaming rig

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

Pros: Running a GTX 970 and Intel i5 without any problems. Reliable brand.

Cons: none

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  • Kunal P.
  • 8/16/2015 7:23:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNo cons

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

Pros: Price
Quality

Cons: Nothing so far

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  • Michael J.
  • 8/14/2015 5:33:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent budget PSU

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

Pros: Used on my new budget build (Asus A88X-Plus MB, AMD Athlon 860K). Works nicely. Is very, very quiet. I don't OC or anything like that, so this is perfect for me. Got it on sale with a rebate, which makes it extra nice!

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: For the price, this can't be beat.

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  • Michael L.
  • 8/10/2015 12:30:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDOA with easy replacement

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

Pros: Quality connectors and wrapped wires make them easy to manage. Plenty of connections to cover what I needed to power. Replacement power supply came right on and I haven't had any issues yet.

Cons: First unit was DOA. I was surprised since it was corsair but I guess it happens.

Other Thoughts: Once I figured out that the PSU was DOA, I was able to get it replaced by Newegg without any hassle other than the waiting for my bad unit to ship all the way to California and then the new unit to ship from Indiana. Being in the midwest, shipping ground to California was the worst part.

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  • Nathaniel C.
  • 8/7/2015 1:04:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Price

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

Pros: -Price
-Brand
-Quality

I use a corsair 750 fully modular in my build with a 80plus gold rating. I found this very cheap power supply and almost expected cheap quality, but I was wrong. i found amazing quality in this PSU.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: wished it was fully modular to make cable management of unused cables easier but for the price I can't complain

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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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