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CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

  • ATX12V v2.3
  • 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
  • 100 - 240 V 47 - 63 Hz
  • +3.3V@25A, +5V@20A, +12V@38A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@3.0A
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • 7/5/2015 9:02:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsClassic power

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: I've used many Corsair CX units over the years, and I have yet to be disappointed. Stable power for basic systems. I don't know that I'd put a full gaming rig on a CX unit for an extended amount of time, but it's perfect for lower power systems were you want something that will just work.

Cons: None that I can think of. It's not priced at modular/80+ gold/etc, so that can't be a con.

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  • 6/14/2015 2:39:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsAwful

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: None at all

Cons: All of the possible cons for powersupplies. I got all my parts ready all excited to build, took my time, finished, smiled. Hit the power button and oh great. It all boots up for about two seconds and then everything shuts off. The total wattage for my build was 428w this is 500w should be able to handle it.....right? No it was pure awful and now I have to waste more time getting a new power supply. Thanks corsair, really thanks for the big waste of time.

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  • 6/9/2015 9:02:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Inexpensive, 80Plus Bronze, Haswell compatible

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I purchased this list of items below to rebuild my home sever that had a HDD failure. I decided it was time for new technology. I basically replaced everything except for the case (an old emachines desktop case).

I liked the Intel i3 Haswell processor because it's fast, but the Haswell architecture has a very low power idle mode, just make sure you get a compatible power supply. Of course a server is idle most of the time so this was important to me.

My biggest requirement for the motherboard was at least 1 USB 3.0 for high speed connections, and of course the correct interface for an Intel i-series processor.

The power supply fan is very quiet, and the replacement case fan is nearly silent.

I installed everything, booted up installed and setup Xubuntu 14.04 for my server configuration, copied all of my old data to the new HDD, put the server in the utility room and it's been running happily ever since.

G.Skill, Corsair, Seagate, and GIGBYTE, all companies I've had good luck with.

1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-
1 x CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
1 x GIGABYTE GA-H87M-D3H LGA 1150 Intel H87 HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
1 x Vantec Stealth 80mm Double Ball Bearing Silent Case Fan - Model SF8025L
2 x Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK (1TB) -Unfortunately I didn't buy the HDD from NewEgg I needed them in a hurry one weekend.

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  • 6/6/2015 1:45:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHigh quality

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Provides plenty of power. High quality components and construction. Good price. 'nuff said.

Cons: Nope.

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  • 6/6/2015 7:50:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsOnly lasted five days

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Semi-modular cables were nice.

Cons: Failed after six days.

Other Thoughts: I received this power supply on Tuesday and assembled my new PC. It is now Saturday morning and my computer randomly shut off while I was using it and would not return to life. After swapping parts around to troubleshoot for about an hour I figured out it was the power supply. It only lasted a whopping five days.

I had read other reviews and was wary of this PSU, but the customer service representatives responding to people were claiming that failure was extremely uncommon and the price was right so I went for it, and now seriously regret that. I'm not even sure if I'll be able to return it as I had already removed the barcode from the box for the mail-in rebate.

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  • 6/5/2015 1:50:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCorsair always delivers.

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Power supply fan is extremely quiet and sleeving on the cables makes it easy to manage all the cables in your case. Highly recommend this psu.

Cons: Wish the sleeving was a little darker.

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  • 6/4/2015 11:04:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNo problems so far

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: I'm building a PC for the first time and this is my first Corsair PSU. Its working fine so far. I've had it for a month now. I decided to go with Corsair after two solid gear PSUs died on me like clockwork. The first one died in less than two weeks and the second one also died in less than two weeks.

Cons: Why are the cables so long? They were also very long on the solid gear PSU I had. I can't imagine that there are cases that big. If you have a small case then be prepared to move and stuff the cables out of the way. If you have to put anything in or take anything out then you're most likely going to have to unhook some of the cables and hang them outside of the case in order to get to anything.

Other Thoughts: The cables aren't that big of a deal. overall I'm satisfied with this PSU.

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  • 6/1/2015 11:44:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDead again

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: It's quiet and low on energy consumption compared to others I've had.

Cons: I had this one replaced. First time it lasted about 2 days then died. Had it replaced and now this one is on it's last leg. It won't post on boot. I hardly go with the consumer crowd on purchasing a product which makes writing this review odd for me. I saw it was a good product by specs and went more with the amount of feedback vs another product. Sadly, the one I got that didn't get good reviews that is practically the same product lasted much longer and is on 24/7 for almost a year with no problems at all.

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  • 5/31/2015 11:55:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMy Bad PSU

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: I love Corsair, they make solid products, i trusted the last 3 computers i build with corsair PSU's and they are all awesome

Cons: As of 6+ months after building this machine this PSU died on me

Corsair stats (my personal):
Live PSU's: 3
Bad PSU's: 1

Although not a con, I still trust corsair with my PSU requirements.

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  • 5/22/2015 12:34:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCorsair CX500

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Clean
Nicely braided cables
Solid construction

Cons: 24-pin power connector was a little difficult to slot in, may have been an issue with the motherboard, not entirely sure

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