Handled older nVidia cards just fine, but wouldn't use a GTX or high-end card ...
Steve Boatman, Amazon
28 February 2015
Summary: I used this on a lower end gaming rig built in 2014. Handled older nVidia cards just fine, but wouldn't use a GTX or high-end card coupled with this. I wouldn't hesitate to use this with several hard drives, fans, etc.
Summary: Was not able to set it up as it did not come with a 4 pin EPS segment! I was about to upgrade my computer so I bought the case and this. Well, it comes with a six pin but not a 4 but it states on the box it does! Sent it back for a refund.
Summary: I was looking for a replacement power supply with quiet operation and at least a partially modular design, and this unit delivered. The Corsair CX series power supplies are priced extremely competitively and seem to be very well constructed.
Summary: I've always loved Corsair products and this one is no exception. This is all I use when it comes to power supplies. I've got this one powering an r9 270x and it does it perfectly. No complaints at all! Fan is almost unaudible, doesn't really heat up that much and is semi modular.
Summary: I bought this PS as part of a new build using an Asus Z97, Intel i7 and Win 8.1. I had an old PS, but it was 4pin ATX instead of 8 pin. I bought this unit because of the power rating and because you can custom configure the connectors.
Summary: As good as it gets! I just wanted the cables to be smaller, but it is something that will have its flaws for some. I mean, its fine for somebody that the cables are large, for others dont and viceversa. For my taste i would like it to have the mesh around the cables, gives a nice effect.
Summary: Hooked this power supply up and once I put the graphics card through Unigene heaven it blew it. Loud pop, bright flash, black screen, burning smell. This isn't the first CX model psu that has caused me issue either. I bought a CX600 from Microcenter and it would power off randomly. Bad rail.
Summary: I'm not usually a fan of "brands" I've never considered myself "brand loyal" i usually go for the best quality/reviews weighed against price to suit my needs. With that being said, i'm so impressed by this powersupply CX500 (and there isn't much to the device itself, i mean, its a power supply!
Summary: Very good PSU for those on budgets. Clean, efficient power is being delivered to a PC I built for a friend. Powering an AMD FX 6300 OC'd to 4.2 GHZ, Windforce GTX 660 OC, Samsung EVO 240 SSD and WD 1TB HDD under a Cooler Master HAF 922.
Summary: Dead on Arrival. Opened the box after the 30 day return period & wasn't able to get a return. Corsair seems to have a ton of faulty PSU's going out. I "LOVE" Corsair I buy a ton of their products, Cases mostly, However this is my second PSU which is faulty. . . Both not able to return on amazon.