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CoolMax CXI-500B
6.7 out of 10

CoolMax CXI-500B

The CXI-series has dual PCI-E connectors for high end graphic Read more

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Overall 10
10

very good for the price

Jonathan T., Newegg
30 January 2012
  • Summary: powers my rig that has a Gigabyte P35-DSL MOBO, E6600 Core2duo (overclocked to 3Ghz, 4GB 800Mhz OCZ reaper RAM (overclocked to 1000Mhz), Nvidia GTX460 enthusiast edition (GPU overclocked 820Mhz Memory to 1002Mhz), 1 Sata, 1 Pata , and one dvd burner, case has 4 120mm fans.
  • Pros: I bought this thing in summer 07 and it has been running great since, it has been through two cases and two MOBOs and still going strong. has all the connections I need and then some.
  • Cons: none.
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Overall 4
4.0

Had To Buy Extension Cables.

Juan H., Newegg
23 July 2009
  • Pros: It came with the cables I need.
  • Cons: This ATX12V power supply package does not come with extra extension cables, whatsoever. My motherboard (GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P), which is an ATX motherboard but 2 of the cables were to short. I had to buy 12V 2x4 pin and ATX extension cables. Pretty frustrating, I must say.
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Overall 10
10

Going Strong

Anonymous, Newegg
4 May 2009
  • Summary: Its powering two optical drives. Two Pata drives. One Sata drive. Two 7950 Gts. 5 120mm case fans. A 60 mm fan. And a 70 mm fan.
  • Pros: I've had this power supply since December of 2006 and hasn't been a problem since.
  • Cons: Well, it isn't modular, but of course, it isn't priced like one too!
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Overall 2
2.0

Questionable QA

Anonymous, Newegg
26 February 2009
  • Summary: Never even turned it on. Opened box, saw it was missing fan switch (the whole reason I bought it!) and returned it immediately. I am a frequent buyer on NewEgg and I am very happy with their customer service!
  • Pros: It came in a box. Cheap.
  • Cons: Features a three speed fan switch, but some how CoolMax QA missed the fact that this unit had NO FAN switch! I guess you get what you pay for. I RMA'd it and going with another power supply from NewEgg.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent Life Span

Jonathan D., Newegg
24 February 2009
  • Summary: Bought this PSU March 07. Recently (Feb09) wires started shorting out and sometimes caused my compy to turn off randomly. I do play with my configuration a lot so the wires may have worn out after excessive use. Had to not use certain wires just for the BIOS to post.
  • Pros: Did its job. Lasted until now. Plenty of Connectors. Stays cool.
  • Cons: Just recently died on me.
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Overall 4
4.0

Came underpowered

Marie C., Newegg
22 January 2009
  • Summary: C2Q Q9400 @ stock, 6GB DDR2-800 RAM, WD 640GB 7.2 SATA, DVD-Multi Burner SATA, Foxconna G33-S MoBo, HD 4870. I used two different power calculators before buying this, my system only uses about 358w loaded, and this supposedly meets the minimum reqs. of the video card for a fully loaded system.
  • Pros: Dual PCIe connectors, 32A on the 12v rails (good for the price).
  • Cons: Did not supply sufficient power for my system (See below), and that resulted in constant crashes and slow downs.
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Overall 10
10

so far so good

Ryan G., Newegg
18 December 2008
  • Pros: So far so good. Had all the power adapters I needed and more. 2 fans on it good for cooling.
  • Cons: Nothing yet.
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Overall 10
10

GREAT PSU

Anonymous, Newegg
8 April 2008
  • Summary: Had this unit for over two years.
  • Pros: This was a great power supply. Even thoguth my fan died after two years, I contacted tech support, and they were perfect. Got an RMA fast and easy.
  • Cons: none so far.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good midrange

Eric W., Newegg
22 February 2008
  • Summary: One of the better power supplies in it's price range.
  • Pros: Solid construction, heavy, stable voltage.
  • Cons: Could use a few more power connectors
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA

Anthony S., Newegg
14 February 2008
  • Pros: very heavy paper weight
  • Cons: Dead on arrival, should have read the reviews prior to purchase...
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