Summary: Modular Power Supplies are the greatest idea ever. I bought this and hooked it up only to find out it was just under the power rating it would need for my graphics card (Gigabyte R9 280x). Rather than return it I figured i'd keep it for later if i wanted to build a media hub PC or a little rig for a friend. Anyway, the great thing is that I went to Microcenter downtown and bought the same brand and CX series but rated for 650W.
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. But the power supply rocks and for the price, modular! Sweet!!
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. This is on a whole different level though. It fried my MSI R9 280x. I'm not the only one who has had issues like this from the CX model either. Just do a quick google search.
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!) but back to the summary. I'm sticking with Corsair for now on when it comes to my machines.
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. Pros -Modular -Decent price -Small, compact size -Quiet -Ideal for those running single GPU solutions -Good for first time builders Cons None really in particular, but when I had originally ordered my first one, it was DOA and would not...
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. I build PC's so, the 30 day period for me doesnt really work out great when they sit on the shelf till someone makes an order.
Summary: Nice power supply for the price. I like the modular design. I used it to power a new build: AMD FM-2 6970 quad core, MSI AX85XA-G43 motherboard, 16 Gig G-Skill RAM, AMD Radion R-7 270 video, 120 G SSD, 300 G hard drive, Rosewell Blackbone case. Nice package running Windows 8.1 Professional and the Corsair PS powers it all quietly with no problems so far.
Summary: A good inexpensive PSU that's also modular! Has plenty of peripheral cables if required. Runs cool and quiet like other Corsair units. In the picture, it shows that the 8pin power is sleeved but it's actually not. It looks like the flat modular cables.
Summary: Power supply arrived damaged and not from Amazon packaging. Noticed the supply was not square, well the sheet metal was dented in a corner and was completely loose. Did not expect to receive damaged item. I am not sure if this is a lack of quality control or or I am receiving returned merchandise that was beat on and then returned.