Like the Seasonic SSR-360GP, Corsair's CX500 sells for about $60 online, which we think is a really good price for a 500 W PSU. Was this achieved by going cheap? Judging from the excellent workmanship and Corsair's technical specifications, we don’t think so. The non-removable cables are all fully sleeved. You get two 6+2-pin auxiliary PCI Express connectors and plenty of well-spaced peripheral leads as well. The cables are sufficiently long, too.
A partially modular version of this same power supply is called the CX500M, and it costs about $18 more (we found it for $78 online).
|AC Input||100-240 V, 47-63 Hz|
|DC Output||+3.3 V||+5 V||+12 V (#1)||+12 V (#2)||+12 V (#3)||+12 V (#4)||-12 V||+5 Vsb|
|25 A||20 A||38 A||n/a||n/a||n/a||0.8 A||3.0 A|
|Individual Output||9.6 W||15 W|
|Rail Utilization||Sys||Sys||CPU & VGA|
|Combined Output||120 W||456 W|
|Total Continuous Output||500 W|
|Peak Output||550 W|
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