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Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-500CXV2 500W ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120mm Fan *3 Year Wrty*

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   Shipping Weight:   5.2 lbs
   Part #: CMPSU-500CXV2
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Features    [ Edit | History ]

The Builder Series CX500 V2 delivers the power needed for medium specification home or office PCs that do not have high numbers of components, while also offering high energy efficiency and low noise.

Quick Specs:

Desktop Computer

Efficiency 80%
Input Voltage 110 V AC 220 V AC
Output Power 500 W
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Output Voltage 3.30 V @ 25 A 5 V @ 20 A 12 V @ 34 A -12 V @ 800 mA 5 V @ 3 A
Weight (Approximate) 4.44 lb
Form Factor Internal
Country of Origin China
Height 3.4"
Width 5.9"
Depth 5.5"
Number of Fans 1
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority 80 Plus
Number of +12V Rails 1

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
General Information  
     Brand Name: Corsair
     Manufacturer: Corsair
     Manufacturer Part Number: CMPSU-500CXV2
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: Builder
     Product Model: CX500
     Product Name: Builder CX500 ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply
     Product Type: ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply
     Receptacles: 1 x 20+4pin ATX Motherboard
1 x 8-pin EPS12V Motherboard
1 x 4-pin SP4 Floppy Drive
4 x 4-pin LP4 Peripheral Device
2 x 6-pin PCI-E
5 x Serial ATA

Desktop Computer

     Country of Origin: China
     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: 80 Plus
     Green Compliant: Yes
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 5.5" (139.7 mm)
     Form Factor: Internal
     Height: 3.4" (86.4 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 2.01 kg
     Width: 5.9" (149.9 mm)
Power Description  
     Input Voltage: 110 V AC
220 V AC
     Input Voltage Range: 90 V AC to 264 V AC
     Input Voltage Type: AC
     Number of +12V Rails: 1
     Output Power: 500 W
     Output Voltage: 3.30 V @ 25 A
5 V @ 20 A
12 V @ 34 A
-12 V @ 800 mA
5 V @ 3 A
     MTBF: 100000 Hour
Technical Information  
     Efficiency: 80%
     Number of Fans: 1
     Power Factor Correction (PFC): Active
     Protection Type: Over Voltage
Over Power
Under Voltage
Short Circuit
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

Corsair CMPSU-500CXV2 Customer Reviews

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Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Great cheap powersupply.
Nothing for the price.
Picked up this power supply to test all the old PC parts I had lying around to see if they still worked or not. Cheap PSU and it worked fine.

Experience: 4 Months
 Verified Owner
Very good power supply for its price (On special)
Nothing to complain except the PSU didn't fit my case, had to remove the sticker on the side because it's very thick
Overall very nice PSU except it's not modular

Experience: 3 Months
 Verified Owner
Looks good, quiet and provides clean power
A little expensive
I usually buy these for people who have generic PSUs and need a more stable power supply. They always work like charms and look great too.

Experience: 12 Days
 Verified Owner
corsair quality and reliability
Used it in my aunt computer build. It has done everything I expected it to do.

Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Capable PSU, cheap
efficiency is low
Picked up one of these for a budget workstation build. I've always stuck to corsair for PSUs and have never had a problem.

Hai Yan_W
Experience: 3 Months
 Verified Owner
Hasnt failed on me yet.
Makes a REALLY REALLY annoying screeching on all three I have purchased, one was especially bad.
Bought three of these for three identical builds all three screeched, one of them was especially bad and makes a really loud noise.

compared to my antec 620w hc gamer its a world of difference in sound.

But it works... sooo cant complain too much.

Experience: 3 Months
 Verified Owner
sleeved cables
3 yr warranty
not modular
Got this for $37.99 No problems so far.

Experience: 4 Days
Good power supply, quiet and reliable
nothing really
Have been using these power supplies for my build for a while now. Great price and quality, can't go wrong with it!

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Again I have used a few of them and all still work great. I know the Builder Series as not same quality as their top ends but I would still pick them over the CoolerMaster, ultra and so on.

These are meant for lower budget PC's and they are great in that category. I have used a couple of them with GTX 550 Ti's with out issue.

Experience: 4 Months
Solid and stable
None at all
Is an awesome lower end but still good quality psu. Used it on a build for family and its awesome, would for sure buy again. The 430 is also very good. Cant go wrong!

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First 30 days limited warranty through The remainder of the 3 year warranty is provided directly by the manufacturer.

Corsair's DRAM memory modules all carry a lifetime warranty. The Flash Voyager, Flash ReadOut, TurboFlash, Flash Survivor and Mini Flash products all have a warranty for the expected normal life of the product (10 years). The Flash Padlock has a warranty of 3 years. The HX, TX, and VX Series of Power Supplies have a 5 year warranty, and Liquid Cooling products carry a one year warranty. In general, this means Corsair products are guaranteed to operate, as specified by their datasheet, and in the operating environment for which they were intended, for the life of the product or the extent of the warranty.

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