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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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  • Anonymous
  • 2/23/2015 2:25:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price

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

Pros: Had it for, I want to say 4 years now without any problems*. Not running any high end gaming rig of course but it gets the job done just fine. Has everything you need for low-mid tier gaming build. Anything above that you'll want to get something over 500W.

Cons: None really.

Other Thoughts: *I did however have a scare the other week. The fan started making some cranking noises and dropped from the normal speed to a crawl. Immediately turned off my computer and checked it out for anything I could think of. Might have just been dust, or it's just old. Just something to be mindful of, not really a con.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/23/2015 2:24:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price

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

Pros: Had it for, I want to say 4 years now without any problems*. Not running any high end gaming rig of course but it gets the job done just fine. Has everything you need for low-mid tier gaming build. Anything above that you'll want to get something over 500W.

Cons: None really.

Other Thoughts: *I did however have a scare the other week. The fan started making some cranking noises and dropped from the normal speed to a crawl. Immediately turned off my computer and checked it out for anything I could think of. Might have just been dust, or it's just old. Just something to be mindful of, not really a con.

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  • Justin C.
  • 2/23/2015 10:48:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPOWERS

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

Pros: IT MAKES POWAH

Cons: MORE POWAH!!!

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  • Alexander R.
  • 2/22/2015 6:11:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdoa

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

Pros: none

Cons: arrived dead

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,

We're sorry for the inconvenience caused by the CX500. If you would like a replacement, please contact us by submitting a support ticket at corsair.force.com or calling us at 888-222-4346 and we'll be more than happy to help you.

Thank you,
Corsair Customer Support
Corsair Support Email: support@corsair.com
Corsair Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346

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  • Steven A.
  • 2/22/2015 2:21:33 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: Great low cost PSU. Bronze rating and a respectable company to back it up, decent aesthetically, not that it matters too much...

Cons: No modularity. Cords are a mess if you don't have extra room to put them (media bays, HDD bays).

In hindsight, an extra 20-40 dollars is worth modularity and a higher standard of quality.

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  • Gary L.
  • 2/22/2015 7:17:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIts good

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

Pros: I was worried at first but the PSU is doing an excellent job so far. My system requires just under 400w and this was a combo deal so I figured I would try it out after looking at reviews and I am very pleased to say this little thing is a beast.

Cons: I wish the mesh around the wires was thicker to cover the ugly wires underneath but its ok because my case has cable management.

Other Thoughts: Running this in an i5 4690k, gtx 960 system

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  • David T.
  • 2/16/2015 3:11:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsInstalling Now

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

Pros: Building new PC today. CPU power cable went clear around back of mobo to NW corner plugin on ATX. Main board power cable long too. Nice cable sheathing - like a snake skin. PSU mounted inverted to exhaust out bottom.

Cons: None-got at good price too.

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  • Kristian B.
  • 2/5/2015 4:28:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot Satisfied

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

Pros: When I first got this power supply it worked great, no problems for 6 months

Cons: First unit was DOA, had to get it replaced. Second unit worked but began failing after 6 months of use. The 24 pin connector would not grip the socket like it was supposed to and would sometimes slip out. This power supply was responsible for two GPU deaths (GTX 750ti and GTX 960)

Other Thoughts: In my experiences this power supply is not reliable. It's great if you just want to jump right into PC gaming but be warned it will probably fail quickly. I would recommend getting the Cooler Master V650 or EVGA SuperNOVA g2 750w. These are both excellent power supplies for the price.

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  • Justin W.
  • 1/29/2015 9:51:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

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

Pros: Nice packaging

Cons: Excited to get my new power source. Was trying to replace another source that has some coil whine. Went with Corsair because of the name brand, and the reviews. Got it in quick time, took everything out and replaced it with my new Corsair Power Supply, and nothing worked. I took everything out, checked all my connections, my power bar, made sure everything was right, tried again, nothing. Totally dead power supply, extremely unhappy.

Other Thoughts: This will be the last time I buy on brand name reputation. A little coil whine is preferable to a defunct and useless PSU.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,

We're sorry for the inconvenience caused by the CX500. Please give us a call at 888-222-4346 or submit a ticket to corsair.force.com and we'll set you up with a replacement PSU.

Thank you,
Corsair Customer Support
Corsair Support Email: support@corsair.com
Corsair Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346

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  • Scott B.
  • 1/29/2015 6:27:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • 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 works, good price after rebate, easy to install.

Cons: None, so far.

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