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Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus - 500W Power Supply

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  • ATX12V v2.3
  • 90 - 132V / 180 - 264V ...
  • 1 x 120mm Sleeve Bearing Fan
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The Extreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US pushes out 500W of power to handle your system's thirst for juice and supports dual +12V1 and +12V2 outputs for higher power usage. It provides over 70% efficiency at typical load operation, in addition with a life-time of 100,000 hours and protections for OVP/UVP/OTP/OPP/SCP; this power unit is made to last.

  • newegg ATX12V v2.3 Compatible Compatible with the Intel ATX12V v2.3 standard, the Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US provides maximum power stability to drive the latest Intel and AMD processors as well as other system components.
  • newegg Silent, Efficient Cooling An ultra-silent 120mm fan with intelligent speed control provides superior cooling performance to dissipate heat in the power supply enclosure while running quietly. In addition, the ventilation channels on the back panel of the power supply enhance cooling efficiency.
  • newegg Green power design Green power design meets energy star and blue angel requirements and also provides you with valuable equipment at low cost.

Learn more about the Cooler Master RS500-PCARD3-US

Model

Brand
COOLER MASTER
Model
RS500-PCARD3-US
Series
eXtreme Power Plus

Spec

Type
ATX12V v2.3
Maximum Power
500W
Fans
1 x 120mm Sleeve Bearing Fan
PFC
No
Main Connector
20+4Pin
+12V Rails
2
PCI-Express Connector
1 x 6-Pin
SATA Power Connector
4
SLI
No
Haswell Support
Yes
CrossFire
No
Power Good Signal
100-500ms
Hold-up Time
17ms min.
Efficiency
> 70%
Over Voltage Protection
Yes
Input Voltage
90 - 132V / 180 - 264V (Selectable)
Input Frequency Range
47 - 63 Hz
Input Current
10A @ 115V, 6A @ 230V
Output
+3.3V@22A, +5V@25A, +12V1@18A, +12V2@18A, -12V@0.5A, +5Vsb@2.5A
MTBF
>100,000 Hours
Approvals
Nemko / TUV / cUL / CE / BSMI /FCC / C-tick / CCC (Passive Model Only)
Dimensions
5.91" x 5.52" x 3.39"

Features

Connectors
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 12V(4+4Pin)
5 x peripheral
4 x SATA
1 x Floppy
1 x PCI-E
Features
Compliance with the newest Intel standard ATX 12V V2.3

More than 70% better efficiency at typical load operation

Green power design to meet Energy Star and Blue Angel requirements

Multiple protection design(OVP/OCP/OPP/SCP)

Support dual +12V1 and +12V2 outputs for higher power usage

Model

Brand
Cooler Master
Model
RS500-PCARD3-US
Model Name
RS500-PCARD3-US

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
2 years limited
Labor
2 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


Customer Reviews of the Cooler Master RS500-PCARD3-US

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  • 12/7/2014 12:25:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill Running

Pros: Bought on a black Friday sale last year. Using on an Ivybridge i5 paired with a amd 7850 graphics card. Have not had a single problem.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: My nephew has a 600 watt cooler master power supply that is five years old and runs to this day with no issues.

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  • Mike
  • 11/6/2014 9:56:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt's Been 2 Years

Pros: It still works well ! All the voltages are still on par.

Cons: None

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  • 11/6/2014 8:06:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood but not Great Power Supply

Pros: +Reliable power for the 5 years I have used it (2-3 hrs day)
+Inexpensive compared to top power supplies at the same wattage
+Sufficient connectors for all of my needs.

Cons: -Short cables
-Lower quality compared to top brands
-Fan is worn out after 5 years of light usage (2-3 hrs/day).

Other Thoughts: This has been a reliable power supply for the last 5 years (since 2009), with light usage each day. While the build quality could be better (ex. Thermaltake W0100RU) it has functioned well none the less. The sleeveless fan is finally starting to fail me (after 5 yrs) which is a bit disappointing.

A good but not great power supply. I would recommend the Thermaltake W0100RU (which I also own) instead.

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  • 4/13/2014 4:59:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Got this for a not very powerful build, has done its job so far without any issues.

Cons: Since this product is almost a year old the price/performance ratio has dropped and you can probably get better for the money

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  • 2/27/2014 6:28:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsWaste Of Money

Pros: None

Cons: Did not work at all, as soon as i plugged it in it started smoking. Do know if it was just my power supply or if this line has problems.

Other Thoughts: Read Reviews Before You Buy

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We are sorry to hear you are having trouble with our power supply. Please make sure to connect the proper 4+4 cable to the motherboard's cpu 8 pin connection. Plugging in the 6+2 can definitely cause something like this to happen. We are not quite sure what quite transpired in your specific situation though, would you be able to contact us so we can troubleshoot the situation and rectify it?

Respectfully,


Marvin R.
CMUSA Support.

Phone:
1-888-624-5099

Live Chat:
http://livehelp.coolermaster.com

Ticket:
http://support.coolermaster.com

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  • Blake
  • 2/22/2014 10:32:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great reliable power supply.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Still in use after 5 years.

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  • Xulato
  • 2/16/2014 4:16:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCooler Master 500w PSU

Pros: Quiet fan, low temps. plenty of plugins for drives and such. cables may be a tad short but made it work with what is supplied in a CoolerMaster Glite case. Great Buy for the price.

Cons: power plugins for a graphics card are somewhat limited....1 6 pin. but knew that when i ordered. with other poor reviews and moderatly low power output im wondering now if it will be good enough to run a R9 270 Gfx card, will edit when they are in stock and in hand.

Other Thoughts: Im currently running an A4-5300 3.6 GHz ddual core AMD APU processor on an ASUS F2A55-M LE mother board with a 400ish GB HDD, a DVD/RW lightscribe drive, 1 1TB USB powered external drive, and 3 LED 120mm fans, USB wireless headset transmitter, USB wireless mouse transmitter. USB powered G510s Logitech gaming keyboard, and i also use the USB ports to power my phone chargers (x2) mouse charger, headphones charger, kindle charger and a 4 port USB charger (total of 10 USB ports, 9 if you count the Hub takes up 1 port) and i have yet to notice any problems. curious how this will go with installation of a graphics card though.

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  • 2/5/2014 3:40:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsMay have been cause of a lot of my issues

Pros: it has worked a while..altho many problems in build

Cons: EggXpert rates this psu at Tier 4. Tier 5 is bottom of the barrel. They say "Tier 4 - Not Recommend for stressful situations. May not be able to put out full rated power above room temperature, and may slightly fail to meet ATX specs."
2 eggs because it hasnt burnt out yet. Will be upgrading video card so that could change.

Other Thoughts: I have had motherboard issues and GPU issues since the build and wonder if this is part of the reason.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you may of had with our unit. This is not following spec of the model and would definitely warrant a replacement. Would you be able to contact us via the methods below so we can get the unit replaced and rectify the situation?

Respectfully,


Marvin R.
CMUSA Support.

Live Chat:
http://us.coolermaster.com/livehelp/chat.php

Phone:
1-888-624-5099

Ticket:
http://support.coolermaster.com

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  • 2/3/2014 9:41:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsI'm disappointed.

Pros: It worked, for a while. Ran all the hardware I asked it to.

Cons: After 1 & 1/2 years of working properly, I started smelling a burning plastic smell coming from this unit.

Other Thoughts: I haven't changed any hardware config since I build the machine. I'm not overclocking anything, and I've only got 2 drives, vid card, 2 sticks of ram, CPU and 3 fans in the box. Everything is standard. This is a 500w supply. My house stays between 68-72 degrees 24/7. There's no reason this should break down so soon, other than it was moderately defective off of the line.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,

We sincerely apologize for the trouble you had. This is normal behavior from our power supply. This would definitely warrant a replacement. Would you be able to contact so we can get this unit replaced under warranty and rectify the situation?

Respectfully,


Marvin R.
CMUSA Support.

Live Chat:
http://us.coolermaster.com/livehelp/chat.php

Phone:
1-888-624-5099

Ticket:
http://support.coolermaster.com

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  • 1/22/2014 10:32:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGives Me Power

Pros: -500W
-Great Price
-Tons of connections

Cons: -Feels kinda cheap but for my first build it's holding up great no problems yet

Other Thoughts: It has surged once but ever since everything is fine so far

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