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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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  • Aleksander M.
  • 4/8/2015 4:34:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRock solid reliability

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

Pros: This thing has been rock solid reliable for almost a year is now running a R9 280X and FX-8370E system without an issue. All the connectors I need. Great PSU.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Not modular but my method of cable management is maximum spaghetti so not an issue for me.

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  • Roger J.
  • 4/7/2015 11:00:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsStarted shuting off after 2.5 years

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

Pros: I found this to be a very good psu up until lately.

Cons: Started dropping power after 2.5 years. Up until now it did every thing it was supposed to do.

Other Thoughts: Replaced by a Corsair cx600m.

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  • Roman M.
  • 4/3/2015 9:15:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReally nice

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

Pros: Works really well...

Small and nice

Cons: Make sure you have a place to hide the cables.

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  • Zhanxi D.
  • 3/27/2015 8:05:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood CPU

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

Pros: Reasonable price for 500 W power supply.

Cons: None.

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  • Zhanxi D.
  • 3/27/2015 7:58:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Power Supply

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

Pros: Reasonable price.

Cons: None.

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  • Steve F.
  • 3/26/2015 2:19:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPleasently surprised

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

Pros: Very reasonably priced at $30 after promo deal and mail in rebate (assuming it comes through).
Good cable lengths, and lots of connectors.
Cables are all in braided wrap.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Not sure this is worth the regular price of $60, but if you see it on special for $30 like it was a couple weeks ago, jump on it!

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  • KYLE S.
  • 3/25/2015 7:37:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs3 Year warranty, dead at 3 years & 3 months

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

Pros: Worked well for my needs for its (short) life span

Cons: Fan was slightly louder than I'd have liked for a 500w, but it's on the cheaper end of the Corsair spectrum, so no surprise I guess.

Other Thoughts: I was attracted to this PSU because of the price:wattage ratio and the good brand name. I expect high quality components from a Corsair PSU. The warranty helped with peace of mind. That said, when you purchase something with a warranty, you don't usually assume it will DIE at the end of said warranty, you just know you are covered for that time. Mine lasted only 8 or so weeks after the warranty ran it's course, and that's pretty frustrating and disappointing coming from Corsair.

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  • Daniel W.
  • 3/25/2015 12:18:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead after 7 months

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

Pros: No pros, it died way too soon.

Cons: Bought as a replacement for a friend. Not abused at all while in use, it simply died after 7 months. When I took it out of the case it still looked brand-new with almost no dust build-up.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,

We're sorry for the inconvenience. 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 ship you a new one.

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

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  • Ivan C.
  • 3/14/2015 3:00:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Product, Rebate Denied

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

Pros: Lots of options for connectors. Super quiet operation.

Cons: You won't get your rebate. They told me the UPC is incorrect. Went around in circles with Corsair rep to no avail. Would've bought the Cooler Master if I'd known that.

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  • Alexander R.
  • 3/6/2015 2:11:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 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: none

Cons: DOA

Other Thoughts: my wallet though

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