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CORSAIR CX series CX500M 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC CP-9020059-NA Power Supply

  • ATX12V v2.3
  • Modular
  • 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
  • 100 - 240 V 47 - 63 Hz
  • +3.3V@25A, +5V@20A, +12V@38A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@3A
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Dong W.
  • 7/1/2015 10:58:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500M 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC CP-9020059-NA Power Supply

Pros: Good power supply. Quiet, and working well for me.

Cons: It could be better if there are 2 more 2x4 connectors for more powerful video cards. But it is to much to ask for 500w.

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  • James D.
  • 7/1/2015 6:58:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBroken on Arrival

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500M 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC CP-9020059-NA Power Supply

Pros: N/A

Cons: Upon opening the box it was clear the power supply had either been dropped or hit with a hammer. The top was dented and the side was dislodged because of the dent in the top.

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  • Ryan S.
  • 6/27/2015 4:38:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat PSU

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500M 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC CP-9020059-NA Power Supply

Pros: Amazing style, Love the green, it kind of clashes with my build but it's not going to be seen anyways.
500 watts. Perfect for a 750 or something like that.

Cons: None that are worth mentioning

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  • matthew p.
  • 6/25/2015 8:29:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat psu

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500M 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC CP-9020059-NA Power Supply

Pros: works good handles my system well, like the modular design too

Cons: none really, just make sure 500 watts is enough for what you need

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  • JIHYUN L.
  • 6/24/2015 3:55:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great for i7-4790k + GTX 960

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500M 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC CP-9020059-NA Power Supply

Pros: Provides efficient power.
Has not died.
Supports an Intel Core i7-4790K and Nvidia GeForce GTX 960.
Supports my SIX case fans AND a Corsair H60 liquid cooler.

Cons: The fan is louder than all the other fans in my computer combined.

Other Thoughts: With Mail-in rebate, this thing cost me only around $30. I could care less that it is a little loud. It works fine for my needs.

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  • Adam H.
  • 6/22/2015 12:17:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCorsair power supply

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500M 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC CP-9020059-NA Power Supply

Pros: Was shipped safely to my house comes with a manufacturers warranty that covers defects.

Cons: It is a little bulky

Other Thoughts: Good company i thought there website was easy to use

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  • William M.
  • 6/16/2015 7:50:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500M 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC CP-9020059-NA Power Supply

Pros: None, Doesn't work. Dead on arrival.

Cons: Doesn't work. Dead on arrival.

Other Thoughts: Always been happy with Corsair before. I'm sure they will swap it out. Just frustrating that they didn't catch a dead PSU in Quality Control.

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  • Louis F.
  • 6/14/2015 6:53:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot Enough SATA Power Cables

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500M 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC CP-9020059-NA Power Supply

Pros: So far it's performed well, but it hasn't been stressed with the demands of a GPU

Cons: For some reason, Corsair didn't see fit to provide enough SATA power connectors for the 500W PSU. This makes no sense as they provide a full set of 4-pin molex power connectors. Couldn't they at least make half of them SATA power connectors or added two to the chain? You know, in case someone has more than one or two SSD + BD/DVD drive + one or two HDDs.

Other Thoughts: Other than being really unhappy about the cable situation, I've been happy with the power supply. I only wish that Corsair had given more thought to the connector configuration.

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  • Jay X.
  • 5/24/2015 8:30:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Product

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500M 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC CP-9020059-NA Power Supply

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Only 2 3-pin FAN connectors...

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/2/2015 6:54:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsunderwhelmed

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500M 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC CP-9020059-NA Power Supply

Pros: ran for a couple of days
delivered the advertised power

Cons: after running well for a couple of days, the fan on this PSU experiences a stuck bearing, or goes off balance, or something else happens, and the fan starts rattling like crazy. This happens every 3 to 5 hours

Other Thoughts: I can restart the PC, or turn it off and on again, might take a couple of times, and get the fan back on center and/or the bearings loose.

But within the next 3 to 5 hours, the same thing will happen.

Given the weight of the PSU, it will cost as much to send for RMA as the PSU cost originally. So, lesson learned.

I would avoid this model, and will probably avoid any CX Corsair, and spend more to get something with a better build quality.

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