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Pros: Nice looking,silent. Great lengths on cables.Good quality connectors.
Cons: None I can think of. Has been a very solid performer
Other Thoughts: Built two new gaming rigs. My son got this power supply as we did his first. Went in smooth. Great quality connectors. Just a high quality good power supply with all the features you are going to need on a budget gaming PC.Nice Job OCZ I will buy YOUR power supplies with no reservations.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: COOLMAX CU-500B 500W ATX 12V V2.2/EPS 12V V2.91 Modular Power Supply
Pros: Provides Power. Modular power (plug in what you need) which was a feature that sounded cooler on paper.
Cons: Comes with 4 SATA connectors on two cords. That is it. They are short too. if you have an average size case and the PS is mounted anywhere but at the top. The cords wont make it. The Motherboard big power connector was not long enough so I had to use this big ugly extension cord that was white. Everything else is black. Not the extension and it really stands out. Have to go more than 6 inches from PS to your MB? You are going to need this big bulky connector. Remember the SATA connector? Yea. I broke it the connectors are made of really cheap plastic and they broke off right at the connector end. Contacted support on Friday. takes about 36 hours to get an answer from them. I am on the third go around. This power supply is going in the trash and I ordered a new one I am going to stay away from Coolmax going forward. I think it is too cheaply made to put in a new machine I actually care about.
Other Thoughts: Ive never used such a cheap sata connector. the plastic is EXTREMELY thin and of course broke.I was surprised when the first connector just fell off. I tried to use the second one and that one snapped too. With only 4 total sata connectors in the bunch on two cables, it has rendered this supply worthless. Now the UPC code is gone for the rebate and the box is tossed. Hopefully Ill get my rebate and this wont be a complete loss.
The cords are way too short as well. I had to use the big mb connector. That feature sounded cool but in practice I started thinking of having more than one connection for every cord and the value of the plug in cords really became nil at that point. In the future I will just take the power cords soldered into the power supply for reliability.
Pros: Well made.
screwless drive mountings
3 big case fans.
Plenty of space
Cons: Nothing really. The motherboard I have doesnt have usb3 so I cant use the front panel usb ports.(No biggie)
Other Thoughts: When I bought this I got it on a good deal from newegg. I bought this case about a year ago and just put a new computer together today. I popped the box open and installed the new pc.I thought "Rosewill" Ugh.. that is garbage right? No, I was very surprised at how nice it looked and how well it made a home for my newest "budget" old man gaming rig.
Very satisifed. Thanks NewEgg and Rosewill.