|Item model number||CP-9020047-US|
|Item Weight||4.5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||5.5 x 5.9 x 3.4 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||5.5 x 5.9 x 3.4 inches|
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Corsair CX Series, CX500, 500 Watt (500W) Power Supply, 80+ Bronze Certified
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- Supports the latest ATX12V v2.2 standard and is backwards compatible with ATX12V 2.01 systems.
- Rated up to 500W of continuous power output at 40ºC
- Extra long fully sleeved cables to support full tower chassis and assist with flexible cable routing.
- Ultra-quiet 120mm double ball-bearing fan delivers excellent airflow at an exceptionally low noise level by varying the RPM in response to temperature.
- High efficiency topology to ensure energy savings.
- 99% Active Power Factor Correction provides clean and reliable power to your system.
- Universal AC input 90~264V automatically scans and detects the correct voltage. No more hassle of flipping that red switch!
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From the Manufacturer
CX Series power supply units are an excellent choice for basic system builds and desktop PC computer upgrades. CX Series PSUs are available in a variety of power configurations, and include features that are normally found only on premium power supplies.
Reliable and Compatible
CX Series is built and tested to strict standards for trouble-free installation and smooth operation.
80PLUS Bronze certified efficiency and clever fan design allow for little or no detectable fan noise during regular operation.
The matte black finish, black-sleeved cables and black connectors help give your system a restrained, high-tech look.
Corsair Engineering and Quality Control
Every Corsair power supply is designed by our California engineering team and built to our exact specifications. The same care that goes into the design and testing of our renowned high-power enthusiast power supplies also goes into the CX Series, because you need confidence and reliability regardless of your build budget.
Ample Connectors and Long Cables
Long cables make CX Series suitable for installation even in full-height tower cases, and the generous cable count allows you to power multiple components and storage devices.
Large-Diameter, Thermally Controlled Fan
Once you’ve installed a PSU, you shouldn’t have to think about it. Employing a thermally controlled fan makes the CX Series quiet at idle, and the large diameter reduces noise even when you’re pushing your system hard.
Black Goes with Everything
You’re building a PC, not a battleship, and appearance counts. The matte black finish and all-black sleeved cables and connectors help give your system a high-tech, restrained look.
|Dimensions (W x H x L)||150mm x 86mm x 140mm||150mm x 86mm x 140mm||150mm x 86mm x 140mm||150mm x 86mm x 160mm|
|Power||430 Watts||500 Watts||600 Watts||750 Watts|
|4 Pin Peripheral Connectors||3||4||4||6|
|MTBF||100,000 hours||100,000 hours||100,000 hours||100,000 hours|
Top Customer Reviews
1. Enough watts, look up the total watts of everything you own and buy a power supply that is at least 100w more so as to give you enough headroom for upgrades or overclocking if thats your cookie.
2. Enough Amperage. This is veryyy important. The +12v rail is whats important as most modern cards require a minimum of 25A on a single rail. Dual rails are also nice if they are each at 25. For example, my XFX DD Black edition Radeon HD 7970 will not run on my old psu. It was a solid Rosewill 600w psu which had more than enough watts to run it, however, the thing maxed at 35A on both rails together. The minimum needed for the card was 36. This PSU, has 750w and the following ratings on each charge: +3.3V@25A, +5V@25A, +12V@62A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@3A.
+12v@62A is excellent for the card now. This also gives me headroom if any future parts require more Amperage or watts. The price is seriously perfect here on Amazon. The power supply retails for 100 bucks on other sites.
-pci express power at 62A (+12v)
-sleeved components with the cables reaching full tower( they arent short cables so it works on an NZXT Phantom and an Antec twelve hundred tower.) Both of which are full towers.Read more ›
When asking about this on Corsair's forums, they recommended an RMA for the same unit. Based on the many youtube videos documenting this noise and the numerous posts around this, I simply returned my unit to Best Buy for a full refund.
In looking into the Corsair models more, the CX is a lower model PSU. Anything above the CX model has the "smart" fan, which I did not want. This led me to this model.
- Great power supply
- Features a constantly running fan (at variable speeds depending on load/temp)
- Modular cabling, which allows for clean cable runs and reduces unneeded wires
- Low noise even with fan constantly running, even at higher loads/temps
While they tout the "smart" fan as a feature, for a gaming rig, I look at it as a drawback. The more airflow, the better.
I have been impressed with CX series and have not had any issues with the PSU. It is structually sound and appears solidly built. Highly recommend this unit to anyone looking for more power in their PC.
Dell XPS 8100
16 GB RAM
250 GB Samsung SSD
3 TB Seagate HD
nVidia GTX 660 Ti (requires dual PCIe power adapters)
Dell 23" LED Monitor (DVI)
Sony Bravia 32" LCD TV (HDMI)
I had thought that I had tuned my file/media server/video encoder to be pretty energy efficient. It consisted of an i5 2500k, 16GB DDR3, no video card, 5 WD Green drives, 3 WD Black drives, one SSD, two internal PCIE SATA 3 extenders, and a BD-R drive, running Win 7 Professional 64. It consumed about 62 Watts at idle, and 73-80 Watts under moderate load, when streaming or transcoding high bitrate 1080p video. Not bad, and about the same as leaving a single incandescent lightbulb on. All of this was powered by a several year old sturdy Thermaltake Purepower 500 (W0100RU). The old power supply was not 80 Plus certified.
I got this Corsair 500W 80 Plus Bronze power supply because the price is fantastic at around fifty dollars, and the old power supply was getting loud. I wasn't expecting phenomenal power savings, but according to my UPS wattage reading, this power supply is kicking butt! My file server now idles around 40W and operates at 56-63W under moderate load. These are big, big savings. I had no idea my old power supply was so energy inefficient. Considering the higher electricity cost in Southern California, this power supply will save me about $4 each month, possibly more if it helps prevent me from crossing into higher Tier level payments.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Doesnt work at all, most likely defective. Unfortunatly, when my psu arrived it was defective. hopeully i can get a replacement. until then i havr to rate it one star.Published 5 hours ago by Natalie Greely
Good for budget. I made my pc for 1200$ and realized I ran out of money. This was a good replacement.Published 20 hours ago by Johnanthony
Has been running very well in my machine for 2 years now. I only wish I got the modular one for better cable management.Published 21 hours ago by Phil
750w. Excellent PSU. Rock solid. The modularity (plug in only the power cords I need) is a great bonus for me.Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Fits perfectly and worked as advertised. No issues with installation or its operation. A nice product for the money.Published 1 day ago by Carlos Moral
So I bought this psu hopping for it to handle 2 gtx 1070s. It handles it own with one 1070, but under some games that have heavy loads for example Dying Light. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Bryan Arrieta
I've been running it for about 2 months now. Gigabyte Skylake MB with i3 6320. 16GB of DDR4 3000. NVidia GTX 960 video. Samsung 950 pro NVMe SSD on the MB. 2 DVD burners. Read morePublished 2 days ago by R. C. Dickey
There are plenty of 5 star reviews on here saying how this PSU is perfect and is super quiet! These reviews also fail to mention how long they have had the PSU for. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Jordan Glass