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Coolmax V-500

The Coolmax V-500 has a maximum capacity of 500 Watts.

It has an 80 Plus rating of Standard and its dimensions (LxWxH) are 15cm x 14.2cm x 8.4cm.


Coolmax V-500

help iconCapacity500Whelp iconLength15cm
help iconRelease Date01 Aug 2014help iconWidth14.2cm
help iconForm FactorATX12Vhelp iconHeight8.38cm
help icon80 Plus RatingStandardhelp iconFan Size120mm
help iconInput Voltage115V - 230Vhelp iconModularno
help iconInput Frequency Range50Hz - 60Hzhelp iconSilentno
help icon+3.3V Output21Ahelp icon24 Pin Mobo Connectoryes
help icon+5V Output22Ahelp icon4+4 Pin CPU Connectorno
help icon+12V Output17Ahelp icon4 Pin Connectors3
help icon+12V Count3help iconSATA Connector2

Coolmax V-500 compatibility review

The Coolmax V-500 power supply has a maximum wattage output of 500W. This is a mid-range capacity, and should be fine as long as it is part of an equally mid-range system build. Always make sure that a purchased PSU is capable of powering your system. Remember that a higher PSU capacity does not necessarily equate to a higher wattage output and a more expensive electricity bill. In fact, you may find that a higher capacity PSU will function more efficiently than a lower capacity PSU because it is dealing with a lower percentage of its maximum load - that is, it is not being stressed to the same extent.

The Coolmax V-500 has an 80 Plus rating of Standard. This means the PSU operates at average efficiency levels of at least 80% for loads of 100%, 50%, and 20%. Standard is the lowest 80 Plus certificate available, but with 80% load efficiency minimums, the Coolmax V-500 is still reliably efficient and is by no means a bad PSU choice.

The dimensions of the Coolmax V-500 (LxWxH) are 15cm x 14.2cm x 8.4cm. Make sure to compare these measurements against the case you desire if planning on using it in a build.

The Coolmax V-500 is not modular, meaning that cables are built into the PSU itself and cannot be taken out and connected back in as necessary. This can result in difficult cable management and consequently a messy build and poor airflow.

The Coolmax V-500 is not designed for low volumes, meaning that its constant drone while your PC is on could potentially be noticeable and irritating, though this may only be a problem for those that require silent environments.

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