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CoolMax  ZX-500
8.6 out of 10

CoolMax ZX-500

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Reviews and Problems with CoolMax ZX-500

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Overall 6
6.0

OK but has its issues

Gregory L., Newegg
2 July 2015
  • Summary: Since it is cheap, $26 after the rebate, I'll probably just replace it with a better supply if it dies on me.
  • Pros: The price
  • Cons: As stated by numerous other reviews, sometimes it will not supply power to fans and your computer will not turn on. When this happens power is supplied to case lights and switches. I have to turn the power supply switch off, wait a few mins, then turn it back on, wait for 10 mins, the turn the ca...
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Overall 4
4.0

Died after 2 months

Michael L., Newegg
30 June 2015
Overall 2
2.0

DOA

Joshua C., Newegg
9 June 2015
  • Summary: Why 3 months of waiting before finding out it's DOA? I've only just used this PSU today, and it failed (it was sitting in the box for 3 months prior to first use.) I'm using the provided power cable. I've tried using it in two different computers, and it's failed on both. 1.
  • Pros: Occasionally works, and when it does it's fine.
  • Cons: It's an absolute pain to get this PSU to work.
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Overall 2
2.0

Garbage and No Rebate

Noel H., Newegg
22 May 2015
  • Pros: Inexpensive
  • Cons: Only lasted 3 and a half months before becoming unstable, previously I have bought the cheapest non-certified power supplies over the last 15 years and only one has failed. This one failed in just a few months. Plus still haven't received my rebate from CoolMax!! Rebate form says mailed out 8 wee...
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Overall 2
2.0

Junk

Andre F., Newegg
21 May 2015
  • Pros: If you're looking to waste your time and money, then this PSU is great for you.
  • Cons: This power supply is a disease. I bought this "80 Plus Certified" PSU to replace an old one in my home pc and all I can say is this thing is CERTIFIABLY A DISEASE! You can tell the manufacturing process is really lacking! The cables are all tangled up coming out of the PSU. They didn't even care ...
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Overall 2
2.0

poor

Kurtis H., Newegg
12 May 2015
  • Pros: the price
  • Cons: On start up the fans would turn on for a sec than would turn off, the power supply was shorting out. I ended up going out and buying a corsair 750w and know the pc starts up with no flows.
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Overall 2
2.0

DO NOT BUY THIS

Christopher D., Newegg
19 April 2015
  • Summary: Save your money. Do not be fooled by the specs or the rebate. Both are false.
  • Pros: Cheap advertised after-rebate price, good specs in theory.
  • Cons: There are two major problems with this power supply and one major problem with the company. The first major problem with the power supply is that contrary to its specifications, it is unable to handle the power surge at boot from even a modest system. It simply turns on and then shuts off. An Int...
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Overall 8
8.0

P-good

Anonymous, Newegg
18 March 2015
  • Pros: Quiet cheap nice quality
  • Cons: The connectors are a tad sharp and can be painful if your finger slips.
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't buy with a R9 270

Anonymous, Newegg
11 March 2015
  • Pros: -Cheap -Runs well with a PNY 2GB GTX 650
  • Cons: Struggles with my XFX R9 270X. I thought i got a bad card but even after they replaced the card, the new card still crashes and i have to reset my PC. Support told me it might be my PSU, so I'm getting it replaced soon. Don't buy this PSU for a R9 270 card.
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Overall 10
10

Nice PSU

Russell N., Newegg
11 March 2015
  • Pros: Nice and quiet, excellent cooling with the two fans and it looks good
  • Cons: None
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