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Coolermaster Extreme Power 500W ATX 12V V2.01 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120MM Fan

Coolermaster Extreme Power 500W ATX 12V V2.01 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120MM Fan - 1
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Part #: RP-500-PCAR

SKU: 23844
Shipping Weight: 5 lbs

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Experience: 3 Weeks


Decent power output, good build quality
wouldn't trust it on a high-end system - internal components look awfully sparse compared to other 500w psu's
Great for the budget build I had in mind, but I wouldn't choose it over my silverstone 500w in a gaming machine -- the internal components take approximately 1/2 the room my silverstone does, but put out the same power for 1/2 the price?

This Psu is great for the price, but make sure the rest of the system matches the 'budget' category

Experience: 5 Months


Price (sale at 49.99)
not 80 plus
no active pfc
This is "the" psu i use for all my budget minded builds. Very quiet, lots of power, and its reliable.

you do get what you pay for. no 80 plus, no active pfc. but, its better than paying $200 bucks for psu like i do for my own rigs.

Ill end off with this point. Great psu for this price range. if you want better quality, you gotta pay more money. but for 50 bucks, this is unbeatable. never had a problem yet, and i've used 4 of them.

Experience: 2 Months


Price runs quiet,120mm cool,
wouldnt use it for SLI
For the average to medium gaming system this PSU is great ive used them many times. They are fairly quiet which i like and always seem to power my video cards and fans. Its not something id recommend for sli and crossfire but for everyone else out there its a great PSu and I even prefer these over the Antec ones in the 500 watt range.For the money ive had better luck with these coolermaster PSU's then the 500 watt antec and Seasonic but thats just me.As builders we go for what we dont have troubles with in our systems and stick with them.

Sheng Chun_W
Experience: 2 Days


Best value, high quality
Low power
I have build a few systems with this power supply. It only have one pci-e six pin power supply. Which is good for most mAtx mother board. With only one PCI express slot. Best for budget build PC!. Don't use it if you plan on SLI or CrossFire.. It won't be able to take the load.

Experience: 2 Days


Good enoughh for budget build
loud fan. removed it within a day
I picked this up from ncix ebay store as well as a silverstone 400watt. I tested each when they arrived as the coolermaster was an open box so did not pay full price. I've used fortrons,seasonic,silverstones (i prefer) in many builds. I tried it in a new build, but removed it the next day, fan too loud. I mean for the average build I am sure this is a fine supply to use but noise matters to me. I used the silverstone (5th one I have bought ) and am always happy.

Initial Z
Experience: 1 Months


Price/Quality is good.
You can't beat the price for a 500W PSU like this. It works good for my system: Q6600, 8GB mem, HD4850, 500GB+320GB HDD, and a DVD burner.

Experience: 4 Months


Nice weight. Nice look. All the right connections. The fan is big which is better for sound level.
Can get too hot and burn out if you are running too good of a video card.
I would buy it again for an average computer, but not for a computer designed to be used for gaming as it will get too hot and die.

Experience: 2 Days


pretty quiet
2 12v rails
great power supply runs everything i need it to and is not loud at all i would recommend it for any budget build or even mid range builds

Experience: 14 Days


Works great, not too loud, plenty of power connectors. Perfect for a single-GPU system, easily supports my 8800 GT.
Not silent.
I picked this up to power an e5200 core2duo system, with 2gb ddr2 800 and an XFX 8800 GT 512MB video card. A bit loud, but nothing unbearable. Cannot hear it over movies when using it for HD playback, noise did not change for games, either. Also running an IDE 250g HDD and a SATA DVD-R. Great deal, and no complaints thus far! Good product.

Experience: 20 Days


500W pour le prix !
Légèrement audible.
Bon power supply pour un ordinateur de bureautique ou gaming léger. Le prix est comparable à des 380 à 450W.
Malheureusement, il n'est pas innaudible, mais c'est très raisonnable.

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Quick Specs:
Input Voltage 132 V AC 260 V AC
Output Power 500 W
Output Voltage 3.3 V DC 5 V DC 12 V DC -12 V DC
Height 3.4"
Width 5.9"
Depth 5.5"
Number of Fans 1
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority ENERGY STAR

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General Information  
     Brand Name: Cooler Master
     Manufacturer: Cooler Master Co., Ltd
     Manufacturer Part Number: RP-500-PCAR
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: eXtreme Power
     Product Model: RP-500-PCAR
     Product Name: eXtreme Power RP-500-PCAR ATX12V Power Supply
     Product Type: Power Supply
     Receptacles: 1 x 24-pin ATX Motherboard
1 x 4-pin ATX12V Motherboard
6 x 4-pin LP4 Peripheral Device
3 x Serial ATA
2 x 4-pin SP4 Floppy Drive
1 x 6-pin PCI-E
     Additional Information: Blue Angel Compliance
     Certifications & Standards:
  • Nemko
  • TUV
  • cUL
  • CE
  • BSMI
  • FCC
  • CCC

     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: ENERGY STAR
     Green Compliant: Yes
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 5.5"
     Height: 3.4"
     Width: 5.9"
Power Description  
     Input Current: 8 A @ 110V
6.30 A @ 220V
     Input Voltage: 132 V AC
260 V AC
     Input Voltage Range: 100 V AC to 132 V AC
180 V AC to 260 V AC
     Output Power: 500 W
     Output Voltage: 3.3 V DC
5 V DC
12 V DC
-12 V DC
     MTBF: 100000 Hour
Technical Information  
     Number of Fans: 1
     Protection Type: Surge
Short Circuit
Over Voltage
Over Power
     Specification Compliance: ATX12V

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Messages about Coolermaster Extreme Power 500W ATX 12V V2.01 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120MM Fan

This psu decent? (Reggie_G- Jan 03, 09, 14 Replies)
Extremely tight budget...Will this work? (m0pelley99- Dec 09, 08, 8 Replies)
Will this fit in a acer m1640? (dirtdog- Nov 13, 08, 0 Replies)
Will this POWER my Rig? (Andrew_L- Nov 12, 08, 3 Replies)
will this fit in a Three Hundred? (ChaosphereIX- Nov 10, 08, 1 Replies)
which way is up (joe_b- Oct 13, 08, 5 Replies)
Description is misleading - NOT "SILENT" (Geoffrey_C- Sep 17, 08, 18 Replies)
Enough for my current setup? (Tracy_N- Sep 14, 08, 3 Replies)
is this enough ? (Omar_T- Sep 13, 08, 1 Replies)
Top fan:(heat)? (i__i- Aug 12, 08, 6 Replies)
stock? (Capita- Jun 20, 08, 0 Replies)
will this do (Fan of ASUS P4B- Jun 04, 08, 5 Replies)
will this work? (Lynn_G- May 15, 08, 1 Replies)
thep specs? (Fumerlus_Y- May 11, 08, 1 Replies)
8800 GT92 OCed w/ Zalman VF700 (Gnizia- Apr 17, 08, 8 Replies)

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