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Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

( 4.6 Average / 203 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Corsair

Part #

CX500M
(or) CP-9020059-UK
(or) CMPSU-500CXM
(or) CP-9020059-AU

Type

ATX12V

Wattage

500 Watts

Fans

1

Modular

Semi

Efficiency Certification

80+ Bronze

Efficiency

< 85%

Output

+3.3V@25A, +5V@20A, +12V@38A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@3A

PCI-Express 6+2-Pin Connectors

2

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Reviews

from completed build Artech Storm: Challenger

To be fair to this unit, its a great part for someone making a low/mid range rig with no plans to upgrade to anything high-end later on. Its semi-modular, which is very nice, and I haven't had any issues with mine. That said, if you're building something where you want better quality, the CS550M regularly goes on sale for less than this, has a higher efficiency, and is generally built better. And if you're going for a system that needs more than 550 watts, do yourself a favor and get a good unit, preferably Tier 1 or 2 on the Newegg PSU Tier list.

from completed build Collegiate Honor Society reward

Good cheap psu. Beware of overclocking with this unit. Use a wattage meter to test your system to make sure you don't push past its normal limits and operating temperature. Otherwise buy another psu that has more power and is made for gaming.

from completed build White Ice

No complaints.

from completed build All work and no play, NO WAY!!!!

reliable & semi-modular

from completed build "Lagann" ~A Micro ATX Build

Hasn't exploded

from completed build The Particle Accelerator

This thing needs to learn how to be quiet..

from completed build Office Computer

In retrospect, I really wish I had gotten the Corsair CX600M instead of this one. There isn't anything terribly wrong with this one, it's just that the Corsair CX600M is about $20 cheaper. My main problem with this one would probably that the molex cable is much bigger than it needs to be and I wish that it came with a smaller one as well, but it still is decent unit. I just really don't get why it is more expensive than the CX600M. The CX600 has more wattage, it's made by the same company, heck, it even has a better 12V. If someone could enlighten me on why this is the case, that would be great.

from completed build Budget Gaming PC - September 2014

Never a hitch; very reliable.

from completed build AMD budget build

Great power supply for small purpose personal PCs

from completed build My First Build - Garry

Hasn't died.

Update - 24/10/15: For the past two weeks I was having trouble with the system not functioning well until I restarted my computer 1-2 times (games and videos running at about 3 FPS). I was puzzled as to why this was happening so today I went onto Tom's Hardware. A guy told me that it sounded like a PSU related issue and to take out my graphics card to see if the problem still persisted. So I did. Well guess what? He was right. It worked. There was no more taking about 30 seconds to boot up, in fact it took about 5! As well as all my games were working fine (of course not as well as with DGPU when it was working well)! I shall be getting a new PSU ASAP.