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Pros: Has 2 USB slots, a 2.0 amp and a 1 something amp.
Was stuck in an ice storm.. me and the neighbors had no power for over 24 hours and we needed our phones chargered, so we got in my car and i cranked it up and we watched a movie on my console while we chargered up our phones!!! This thing really got us out of a bind in our time of need, the 2 amp slot chargers your phone so quickly, I am so glad i got this last year, it has really came to use recently and i wanted to write a review about how i finally got some good use out of it.
Cons: I orginally got it to load u my garmin and my phone at the same time, but the garman does not like USB's... it works, but it just takes my garman AGES to load up.. so i have this charger in my glove compartment now for emergencies.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W 80 PLUS BRONZE Active PFC ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply
Pros: Got this thing running an MSI R9 290 on a headless Mining system. Surprisingly it has 2 PCI Express power plugs.. which is very uncommon for this type and power rated powersupply... I have a few Seasonics with simular power rating and they only have 1 PCI express.
The pro about having 2 PCI express powerplugs is that it can support a SUPER highend videocard like an R9 290 without using any extra molex to pci adapters, OR you could do 2 card crossfire/SLI with 2 lower/mid-ranged cards.
According to kill-a-watt I am using 400watts out of this PSU running just a headless mining rig, and running just 1 MSI R9 290. It has been going on for almost a month now.
I wasn't a fan of corsair before.. but i am now... I recently bought a 1000 watt RM series by Corsair just because of how much i enjoyed this one after 2 years.
Cons: I perhaps gave a pre-mature review of this PSU alittle over 2 years ago when I first got it, and it was because of how bad my ASrock motherboard was, I did not realize it until I bought 2 highend platinum rated seasonics that I realized that it was due to my motherboard that I was not getting what I wanted out of the PSU, and my motherboard ended up blowing out one of my seasonics... I went for another seasonic but this time lowerend and I was not able to load up the same overclocks and over voltages that THIS PSU could do.....
However i ended up using all of my PSU's i bought on older systems and such, and I throw all of the other PSU's on miners that I don't care about....
Other Thoughts: After several years of this thing running in my parents entertainment center, I took it back out to run it on a mining rig that just runs 1 R9 290, and it is currently pulling around 400 watts out of the wall for over a month now...
I originally bought this from a combo deal with a rebate deal.. which i regretted for a while until now.... I just love this psu.... its doing exactly what I want it.. for such a great price!!! I have several 200 dollar PSU's now... and I just feel like I don't have my moneys worth compared to this little guy.
Pros: I don't see why XFX has such a bad rep in quality and noise... I am having a great experience with this card so far.
I liked how theres no VRM or Memory coolers, because I was going to add them myself when i add the water cooler
great looking stock cooler..... brushed aluminium... and feels really solid and high quality. the stock cooler was good while I was using it... but I am enjoying the card much more with a water cooler.
Cons: I just hope my warranty will still work after I have removed the stock cooler.... I just couldn't stand hearing the card.. so I had to put a water cooler on.
Other Thoughts: I have bought so many cards in the past...... its impossible to tell if you have a good one or not.. because I see even the biggest name companys produce cards that fail after a few months..
I used to buy ONLY Sapphire... but I may switch now after this great experience.