Corsair CX500M (V2) Semi Modular Power Supply

by - 9 years ago



Corsair’s CX Series of power supplies have become increasingly popular in the DIY PC market. They offer strong value for money, good build quality, Corsair’s trademark warranty service and offer up 80 Plus Bronze certification at a reasonable price point. Today we are looking at the CX500M power supply which is a modular 80 Plus Bronze 500W power supply from Corsair.

Corsair’s CX500M power supply isn’t as extravagant as some of the power supplies we’ve looked at in the past but that is fine as this power supply is really only aimed at the single GPU gamer with a relatively mid-range system and on a restricted budget. If consumers want something more “high-end” they can obviously opt for Corsair’s more premium HX and AX series of power supplies.

If you’ve been following the pre-built system market you may see that Corsair’s CX500M has gained significant traction in that market inside pre-built systems from vendors like PC Specialist, Overclockers UK, Scan 3XS and so on. That said the CX500M has never been more popular and without any further ado let’s dive in and take a look at this budget offering from Corsair.

Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging and Accessories
  3. A Closer Look - Exterior
  4. A Closer Look - Interior
  5. Test Procedure
  6. Voltage Regulation, Efficiency and PFC
  7. Noise/Ripple Testing
  8. Cross Loading
  9. Fan Speed
  10. Conclusion
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9 Comments on Corsair CX500M (V2) Semi Modular Power Supply

  • Avatar Wayne says:

    It’s easy to recognise a CWT build with it’s trademark green tape. A decent PSU for a mid range builds although I’m not keen on the 85 degree caps, probably of Chinese origin but costs need to be kept down. Doesn’t this unit incorporate a MOV?

  • Avatar d6bmg says:

    CX series PSUs has always been a good choice for low and this one is no exception.
    Good unit for it’s price tag when compared to the output it can give.

  • Avatar d6bmg says:

    And Ryan, another good review. 🙂

  • Avatar Nukelear says:

    Why didn’t you emphasize what capacitors are used in this power supply? The components used in this psu really sucks.

    • Avatar Ryan Martin says:

      Actually they don’t. You’re probably thinking of the first version of the CX500M where the components used were much worse. The problems with the first version are the main reason Corsair released this V2.

  • Avatar Eman LLuf says:

    This PSU sucks ass, and excuse the language. in 3 months, this PSU shuts off 2 times. When I boot up my computer, it starts powering on for a few seconds, and it stops, for a few seconds, and boots again in a loop. I know I’m writing like crap, and I should get an F for this comment, but please bear with me, this PSU is not what I recommend. I need an english teacher.

  • Avatar Skizah Kozeax says:

    New here , me thinks that this is the best review i have seen the effort placed here second to none, as for the psu i have the very same running a dual boot on separate hdd.So far i have no complaints however it is early days and i haven’t kicked the arse of it Yet..

  • Avatar Paul says:

    can i split the 8p 12v of this PSU?

  • […] tan1688 wrote: i got brand new unopened in full plastic wrap corsair CX500 -500W continuous output for sale 80+ bronze I recommend you change PSU immediately because PSU faulty output voltage unregulated can overvoltage damage all the motherboard, ssd, ram, etc in fact i advise you not to power on your CPU anymore. are you interested ? CX500 I would not touch that PSU if I were you……Look at the caps used….*faint* Its just a CWT PSU…….. Corsair CX500M (V2) Semi Modular Power Supply | eTeknix – Part 4 […]

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