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9.2 out of 10

Corsair CX-500M

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Overall 10
10

A good modular psu

Anonymous, Newegg
1 June 2014
  • Summary: I have an intel core i5 4670k, asus z87 pro, 1 ssd, 1 hdd and a gigabyte gtx 760 and it supports my build.
  • Pros: If you're starting out and your build is fairly efficient, then this is a great psu for you. Semi Modular, every cable that comes out of my psu serves a purpose.
  • Cons: The cable for the cpu power was just a little bit shorter than I would have liked. I still managed to route it the way I wanted to, but it just barely reached.
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Overall 6
6.0

DOA

Jordan B., Newegg
9 May 2014
  • Summary: This is for a new build and seeing as I do not have a backup PSU, I'm dead in the water until the RMA comes through. So I'm now behind about a week or so.
  • Pros: Semi modular
  • Cons: DOA so I can't comment on much
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect fit.

Denis, Amazon
30 April 2014
  • Summary: Fit great, works great. I would of gave it a 5 star rating, but there were no wiring diagram or instructions. That would of been helpful since I am not a computer geek.
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Overall 6
6.0

Modular, working so far.

Charles, Amazon
25 April 2014
  • Summary: It seems to be working fine in my brothers pc. Being modular came in handy, since it's just an HP Pavilion case with no cable management options. Kinda feels cheap, and lightweight to me. I usually prefer Fractal Designs power supplies, but in this case, needed a cheap modular solution in which Fractal doesn't offer so I went with Corsair.
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Overall 10
10

Industry Standard !

Androidaholic, Amazon
24 April 2014
  • Summary: What can I say it is a Corsair power supply ! Never had a problem with this one or any other Corsair power supply. It is the only brand of power supply I buy !
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Overall 10
10

Powers my Graphics card and I3

Daren "Gluten Free", Amazon
19 April 2014
  • Summary: I have a lower power rig that this powers just fine. I have played new computer games with most of the settings on and it went just fine. I would by it again. The modular aspect is nice for a small case like I have.
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Overall 10
10

Super quiet, seems solid

Mister B, Amazon
16 April 2014
  • Summary: Not many reviews on the web but loads of reviews on Amazon told me this was the PSU for my needs. I have a single GPU and a cool-running Core i5 Haswell CPU, so I figured it wouldn't load it much. And it doesn't. The loudest thing in my system is the case fans and they run very quietly. Would recommend for a similar build. The main 24-pin and aux 8-pin cables are not modular but if you're building a PC you need those so why would you want them to be removable? Great PSU.
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Overall 10
10

Great quality budget PSU

Craig N., Newegg
9 April 2014
  • Summary: Great budget power supply for mid-range builds. Not loud, powers the computer, just works.
  • Pros: Plugged it in and it worked. Been running on a build now for a few months and hasn't had any problems. Powering an i5-4670K with a GTX 750 Ti and 8 GB of RAM.
  • Cons: -Semi modular design. But the ones that aren't modular, you need anyway, so whatever right? Not sure why this is ever a complaint, but some people do, so I listed it.
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Overall 10
10

Very Quiet, Solidly Built

Dennis R., Newegg
6 April 2014
  • Summary: Needed that second SATA because of distance to a new device to be added. Couldn't find it (modular, unused, stored). Inquired how to buy a replacement, thinking perhaps it was originally missing.
  • Pros: Very quiet, stable power. Good build quality.
  • Cons: MB power can be a little thick for routing. Still, got it to fit behind my MB tray in an old Antec PerformancePlus 660 mini tower case. Newer cases are better designed for routing.
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Overall 6
6.0

Quiet at Idle, Noisy at Load

Chii H., Newegg
2 April 2014
  • Summary: My CX500M is very quiet at idle, but under gaming loads (i5 4670K + GTX 760), the PSU fan whirrs up and become the single noisiest component in my build. By comparison, my older PC P&C Silencer Mk III 550W unit is much quieter under similar loads, and that's even with my Corsair unit in a padded case and the PC P&C in a non-insulated case. Would recommend this for low-powered builds only, for which it is a great option.
  • Pros: Modular, quiet at idle and low load. 2x8-pin PCIE power plugs. Single 12V rail. Haswell-ready.
  • Cons: Noisy under heavy load (~300W est.), could use a couple more SATA power plugs.
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