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December 23, 2012 6:20:01 PM

Hi there guys,

I found this in my closet and realized it was a power supply that was bundled in a computer case, now my question is how many watts can it put down? I know for a fact that its over rated, and its not 500 watts as it was labelled as. It also says 3.3v, 5v and 12v total output shall not exceed 427.9 watts. I am doubting that rating as well.

The model number is : RS-500-PSAR-I3 (Make: Cooler Master)

I don't plan on using this ticking time bomb any time in the future but was just curious. Below is a picture of the power supply specs.




Is it actually around 428 watts or is it probably less?

Thanks for answering and Happy Holidays :) 
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December 23, 2012 7:10:10 PM

the total wattage is 500w. broken down to 130w on two lines and the rest on the 12v line and a little bit on the others. there math does not add up as it more then 500w if you add all of them together.
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December 23, 2012 7:50:38 PM

Hi, thanks for replying guys :) 

Smorizio: What's that sentence mean then about the 427.9 watts?

Knightdog56: I don't think that one is my power supply, the exterior colour of mine is grey and the model number is different.

The one you posted in the review was:
RS500-PCARD3-US

mine is:
RS500-PSAR-I3

Thanks once again for replying :) 

Edit: This is exactly how my power supply looks except that its 500 watts
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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December 23, 2012 8:50:53 PM

knightdog56 said:
Here is a review on the power supply. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...

That's a review for the Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W model manufactured by AcBel Polytech.

The OP has the completely different model Cooler Master Elite Power 500W (RS-500-PSAR-I3) manufactured by Solytech. Cooler Master claims a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps for this model. It only has one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector.

Cooler Master loves using the PSU's Peak Power rating when labeling their low-end series models because it makes it look more capable than they really are. I would say that the RS-500-PSAR-I3 is really a 450 Watt PSU.
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December 23, 2012 9:54:44 PM

ko888 said:
That's a review for the Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W model manufactured by AcBel Polytech.

The OP has the completely different model Cooler Master Elite Power 500W (RS-500-PSAR-I3) manufactured by Solytech. Cooler Master claims a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps for this model. It only has one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector.

Cooler Master loves using the PSU's Peak Power rating when labeling their low-end series models because it makes it look more capable than they really are. I would say that the RS-500-PSAR-I3 is really a 450 Watt PSU.


Well then I guess I can settle it as a 450 watt power supply.

Thanks to everyone who contributed, I am grateful for every contribution!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you! :) 
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December 23, 2012 9:55:15 PM

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