The Corsair CX500 has a maximum capacity of 500 Watts.
It has an 80 Plus rating of Bronze and its dimensions (LxWxH) are 14cm x 15cm x 8.6cm.
|80 Plus Rating||Bronze||Fan Size||120mm|
|Input Voltage||100V - 240V||Silent||no|
|Input Frequency Range||47Hz - 63Hz||24 Pin Mobo Connector||yes|
|+3.3V Output||25A||4+4 Pin CPU Connector||yes|
|+5V Output||20A||8 Pin Connectors||2|
|+12V Output||38A||4 Pin Connectors||4|
|+12V Count||1||SATA Connector||5|
The Corsair CX500 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 Corsair CX500 has an 80 Plus rating of Bronze. This means the PSU operates at average efficiency levels of at least 82%, 85%, and 82% for loads of 100%, 50%, and 20% respectively. Bronze is the fourth-best 80 Plus certificate available, and as such the Corsair CX500 is very efficient and is a decent PSU choice.
The dimensions of the Corsair CX500 (LxWxH) are 14cm x 15cm x 8.6cm. Make sure to compare these measurements against the case you desire if planning on using it in a build.
The Corsair CX500 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 Corsair CX500 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.