Skip to: | |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - Newegg shopping upgraded ™

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

COOLER MASTER eXtreme RP-500-PCAR 500W ATX12V V2.01 Power Supply

Sold and Shipped by Newegg

Purchases from these Sellers are generally covered under our Newegg Marketplace Guarantee.
Marketplace Seller
  • ATX12V V2.01
  • 110 - 115V/220 - 230V

LOADING... LOADING...
  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews

An important tip from one of our users: don't just check total power output, find out what you need in the way of current on each power rail. If you need 20 A on your +12V rails and the supply only has 15A, it doesn't matter how many watts the supply puts out: don't buy it. Make certain that you have ENOUGH rails, too: sometimes, you need more than just two +12V rails for your setup.

Replacing an existing power supply is easier: just get a replacement that meets or exceeds the specifications of the old one. (You can usually find those printed on the side of the supply.)

That said, here's a power supply that is compatible with most ATX format motherboards, puts out 500 watts of power (see specifications for exact distribution). Could this be your next power supply?

  • newegg ATX12V v2.01 Compatible Compatible with the ATX12V v2.01 standard, the COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-500-PCAR power supply provides enhanced power stability to drive Intel and AMD processors as well as other system components. Three serial ATA connectors are equipped for convenient connectivity with SATA hard drives.
  • newegg 500W Maximum Power The COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-500-PCAR provides a maximum power of 500W to deliver safe, reliable output for high-end computer systems.
  • newegg Quiet Operation An intelligent 120mm sleeve bearing fan delivers whisper-quiet cooling and ensures quiet operation through fan speed adjustments in response to load conditions.

Learn more about the Cooler Master RP-500-PCAR

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
  • Read full details
  • Return Policies
    • Return for refund within: 30 days
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
  • This item is covered by Newegg.com's Standard Return Policy.
5/ 5
Still works

Pros: Had to replace my power supply from my computer, lucky I still had this one in an old pc in a barn. Even after sitting unused for I don't know how many years, it fired right up and is now powering my computer.

Cons: Fan is a bit louder than I'd like but it's an easy thing to replace. Also I little clicking on the grill, but again a easy fix with some washers.

Did you find this review helpful?
1/ 5
Went bad after 3 years

Pros: Didn't pay much after rebate.

Cons: Went bad after only 3 years of use. The fan stopped working, began to rotate extremely slowly in jerks and fits. I wouldn't have noticed except I previously heard screaming and screeching from inside the computer case and opened it to investigate.

Other Thoughts: Avoid. Doesn't last. I have been using and building computers for a long time and never had a problem like this. Plenty of other choices on the market.

Did you find this review helpful?
Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Noisy

Pros: Adequate connections for a modest build

Cons: Noisy, fan always runs at high speed, even when pc is first turned on. The fan obviously does not adjust to the ps internal temperature.

Other Thoughts: I won't tolerate a noisy pc so this ps had to go.

Did you find this review helpful?
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
5 years old and still goin' strong!

Pros: This PSU has been so good to me. I've owned it for 5 years and never had one problem. As with any product, you will encounter many negative reviews for good products. This is a good product, and a good company.

Cons: It wasn't free? HA HA ... always wanted to say that about a superb product

Did you find this review helpful?
Ownership: more than 1 year
1/ 5
poor tech support

Pros: purchased RS-500-ASAA Jan 07, it's discontinued, worked well for about a year.

Cons: PSU fain died after a year, (Jan08). Contacted tech support by live chat (impossible to get someone on the phone.) They sent me to web page for eRMA, took two weeks to get RMA. Sent PSU in to them (no cross shipping) 3 weeks ago and no reply at this point. This power supply was on a file server so fixing it quickly was critical.

Luckily an Ultra PSU that had been misdiagnosed as being bad was waiting to be shipped back on cross shipping. I contacted Ultra and was able to let them keep the charge on credit card and keep the misdiagnosed psu to get the server back up. Ultra techs are available with little wait by phone and resolve issues quickly.

Even though Coolermaster has a good product, the poor tech support experience with Coolermaster and the stellar support from Ultra has caused me to change to using Ultra exclusively for our clients. Before this I just bought from whichever reputable company had the best price/features for the required application.

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Works great but loud.

Pros: Price was good. Looks nice.

Cons: loud. I should have just bought another Antec.

Did you find this review helpful?
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Solid Performance

Pros: * Works as expected
* Plenty of cabling
* Quiet.

Cons: * None.

Other Thoughts: * Converts AC to DC what can I say?

1 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Noisy

Pros: Decently priced at the time of purchase. Capable of powering my system, although I did overshoot to compensate for upgrades (which I have yet to need.)

Cons: Fairly loud right out of the box. Begun clicking and low grinding noises occasionally after about 8 months daily use.

Other Thoughts: My first power supply for my first computer build. Unknowingly I purchased a lower cost PSU at the cost of quality. From now on my PSU purchases will be made with more importance on manufacturer and reviews.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
ICON Loading...
Selected Items
Are you an E-Blast Insider?
 
Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.

This item is eligible for Newegg Premier benefits. Are you a Newegg Premier Member? If not, sign up today and get:

  • Free 3-day-or-less shipping on eligible items, discounts on 2- or 1-day delivery
  • Free shipping on returns using labels available on our website
  • No re-stocking fees
Learn More | Sign-in

Condition Guidelines

The following guidelines apply to all product categories unless otherwise indicated within specific categories.

  • New : This means the product will ship as received by the manufacturer, sealed, with all advertised components, and with the manufacturer warranty.
  • Refurbished : This means the product was tested and repaired as required to meet the standards of the refurbisher, which may or may not be the original manufacturer. Any exceptions to the condition of the item outside the manufacturer’s information should be provided in the listing, up to and including warranty details.
  • Open Box : Newegg only guarantees your receipt of the Open Box product with the purchase of this item. Any accessories MAY OR MAY NOT be included. Newegg will NOT send you any missing accessories, even if it is required to use all of the item’s functions.Open Box items usually do not come with manufacturer or vendor warranty or technical support. However, warranty support may be available if an item was never registered by a previous owner. Please contact the manufacturer to check.
  • Used - Like New : This means that the product has been opened, possibly used but is in perfect condition with no signs of cosmetic or functional defect. Product may includes warranty, and accessories found with the original product. Product may or may not be in the original packaging. Returned items with minor packaging defects fall under this category.
  • Used - Very Good : This means that the product has been opened, may show slight signs of use and cosmetic blemish, and may be missing minor accessories, but remain in excellent condition. Product does not come with warranty unless stated otherwise in product description.
  • Used - Good : This means that the product has been used, may show clear signs of use and may be missing minor accessories, but remain in good condition. Product does not come with warranty unless stated otherwise in product description.
  • Used - Acceptable : This means that the product shows clear signs of use, cosmetic defect, and may be missing minor accessories and manual, but remain in working condition. Product does not come with warranty unless stated otherwise in product description. Functionality issues beyond signs of use should be disclosed in product description.
Price Available at Checkout
Why can’t we show you details of this product?

Some manufacturers place restrictions on how details of their products may be communicated.

If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.

Your Personal Data

Newegg’s website and online services use cookies and similar technology for a number of reasons: Some technologies allow the site to function. These functional cookies are required to use the site and complete purchases. Another set of technologies improve the browsing experience and personalize it. Here are all the details about Newegg’s Cookie and Privacy Policies. Please select and accept your settings before you continue. Thank you.

Your Personal Data

Newegg’s website and online services use cookies and similar technology for a number of reasons: Some technologies allow the site to function. These functional cookies are required to use the site and complete purchases. Another set of technologies improve the browsing experience and personalize it. Here are all the details about Newegg’s Cookie and Privacy Policies. Please select and accept your settings before you continue. Thank you.

Your Personal Data

To use this third-party content we need your approval to share your data with them. Here are all the details about Newegg’s Cookie and Privacy Policies. Please accept if you wish to continue with third-party features. Thank you.