Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500w Power Supply (RS500-PCARD3-US)
- Multiple protection design
- More than 70% efficiency
- Super silent operation with intelligent fan speed control
- Green power design to meet with energy star
- Compliance with the newest Intel std ATX 12V V2.3
- Maximum Power: 500 W
- Type: ATX from factor 12V V2.01
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Super silent operation with intelligent speed fan control, green power design to meet energy star
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My computer's load went from about 500w to about 750w and this thing endured. When I went over its recommended capacity it already had some age on it. I ran my 750w system (based on newegg's calculator) with this power supply for at least a year of gaming. By gaming I mean 3d graphics and my load increased because I put a video card that permitted me to run everything on ultra. So I basically put as much load on this PSU as I possibly could.
Mine died and I took it the case off of it to see if I could tell why. There was a part that was visibly expanded and a clump of dust right next to it. So I suspect that the PSU did not quit from wear but actually from that clump of dust shorting something out.
If you are building a system on a budget with upgrades planned in the future, from my experience, this thing is a great value. It will likely outlast and outperform your best expectations.
My order went smoothly as have all of my transactions I have made with Amazon and their partner sellers. I received communications concerning my order. The Nerds shipped my power supply quickly and it was well packaged. It arrived several days before the estimated time. Installation was the same day and the power supply is working perfectly and has a 2 year warranty.
My experience with The Nerds was a full 5 star transaction. I would recommend The Ners to others and would buy from them again should a needs arise. I will reserve my recommendation of Cooler Master power supplies until this power supply has been in use for 1 year. You could get a DOA power supply from any mfg. I really didn't need 700 watts but chose the 700 watt to have extra power so the power supply won't have to work as hard. I am a satisfied customer as I have been with every Amazon purchase.
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Got all items from Amazon except for the GPU (Newegg) and
the SSD Hard Drive (ebay). Total, including shipping, was
Got the CPU clocking at 4.0 GHz, with 1.185v. CPU temps are
around 80 C during heavy load. Ran an Intel Burn Test with
stable results and around 103 GigaFlops performance. This
build will take any game you throw at it, at high performance
This PSU has been working like a charm! So far, no problems and it's been 2 months out. I will say this much. If you are looking to expand your system components (GPU, additional ROM drives, etc.) make sure you have enough power. It's not the PSU if your new components don't show up in the bios or in the Control Panel under your hardware devices. You may simply need more power. I found this out by adding a Blue-Ray drive to my XPS 420. It didn't show. I unplugged and additional HDD I was using, plugged in the Blue-Ray drive and viola! It worked!
I've dumped the 120GB drive (only using for small storage jobs) since in already have a 1TB drive installed.
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