Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W (RS-500-PCAR/PCAP-A3)
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Not so quiet, but it solved my problems
Chris Damon "Classic TV & Tech Guy", Amazon
22 November 2012
Summary: My 10 year old desktop, which I built myself started to freeze, shutdown and was becoming just unreliable. I did a little research and noticed that the voltage that the machine was getting was just all over the place, so I knew it was time to replace the power supply. The Cooler Master was in the price range I was willing to pay for such an old machine (especially with the $10 rebate card), plus I put in the 500w, which was more than the original Antec True Blue 430 watt...
Summary: I recently built an i5, 650gtx computer and bought this guy to help take advantage of the lower power consumption parts. Unfortunately the case and motherboard are ATX size and this guy would definitely be better suited for a mid-ATX. Aside from that complaint, it is a well built power supply and very quiet.
Summary: My old Radeon 4850 was going bad, so it was time to upgrade the video card and I needed an inexpensive power supply to replace the 350 watt OEM part. This 500 watt Coolermaster looked like just the ticket to provide the extra juice without busting the budget. The supply seems to be well made, with a solid case and connectors. Installation was pretty straightforward, although this supply comes with a lot of cables.
Received bad unit on 1st shipment, 2nd works just fine.
29 November 2011
Summary: I ordered this powersupply and upon installing it would turn on computer for a second and shut off. Checked it with powersupply tester and found that it was doing the same thing on that too. It was obvious that this powersupply was faulty. I am happy this happened right away and thanks to Amazon.com their return and replacement policy was very easy. Since I was building a comp. as a birthday gift Amazon.com upgraded my shipping to next day air for free.
Excerpt: Критерием для выбора была поддержка стандарта ATX v2.3 и наличие разъёма EPS 12V (4+4 для процессора). Данная модель приглянулась своей невысокой ценой и достаточно известной маркой. Блок честно отдаёт свою мощность. В системе 3 жестких диска, GTX 560Ti и i5-2500K - хватает даже для разгона.
Pros: соответствует стандарту ATX v2.3 достаточно тихий длинные провода