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Is this Corsair CX500m PSU enough for me?

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August 28, 2013 3:15:00 PM

I know you are all going to say I could have gone for the TX or HX version of Corsairs PSU's....

But I need to get this build complete as soon as possible so I needed to save money...

I have just brought the Corsair CX500w Modular PSU, I will be overclocking my CPU from 3.4GHz to 4.4GHz...

This is my build;

Corsair 350D Windowed mATX Case
ASRock Z77 Pro4-m Motherboard
Intel Core i5 3570K (4.4GHz)
H80i Liquid Cooler
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB SSD
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm
EVGA GTX760 ACX (Single GPU)
Corsair CX500w Modular PSU
Windows 7 - 64bit

I know this Power Supply is cheap, but it is corsair? I hear there power supplies are brilliant quality... will this PSU be okay?

I know 500w is enough to this single GPU system... but its the CX series...

All feedback is much appreciated!!!!

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August 28, 2013 3:21:16 PM

Yes, it will be fine. Even tho they are the bottom of the corsairs, they are still quality units. I use 2 of them now and have had no problems at all. If you are ever worried about your watt usage, you can check it here..

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js...
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August 28, 2013 3:29:21 PM

larrym said:
Yes, it will be fine. Even tho they are the bottom of the corsairs, they are still quality units. I use 2 of them now and have had no problems at all. If you are ever worried about your watt usage, you can check it here..

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js...


Can I just as you a few questions?
Firstly, why are you using two? (curious... for 2 rigs or one?)
Secondly, what build do you have?
Third, are you over clocking?
Finally, how long have you been using this unit?
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August 28, 2013 3:34:16 PM

I have 5 rigs now...one for me 1 for each kid. I have been using the cx600 to power my rig with a 3570k OC to 4.2 and 2 gtx 660's in sli. I have been using that psu for about 8 months. The other one is a cx430m. It is powering an amd build for my youngest daughter to play mincraft. That one has a AMD 6300, AMD 7770 4 case fans and no overclock. Had that for about 2 months. The other builds have 550 to 650 XFX PSU's. I have built a few other for friends using the cx series and have never had a problem with any of them so far.
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March 21, 2014 11:02:47 PM

guys can i split the eps connector of corsaire cx500m?
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