I see a big problem in the deluxe version havent checked the base yet. The Corsair builder series CX500 I would completely stay away from that psu. Google for Corsair and builder series and see what people say.
I bought the Corsair CX600 and it has caused me so much problems its not even funny. Im still picking up the pieces trying to get back where I was before it started mess with me.
On top of everything if Im unlucky Im also gonna to have replace my Sapphire pro 10 i/o soundcard cause of this psu, looks like it broke.
Please google for info about it like I said above its no news they are not the same quality any longer. Specially the builders series seem to suck. In my case it has caused me so much problems its not even funny so I dont care how many you sold through out the years I will say this anyway. Kick me from here I dont care but please dont tell people they are a good choice cause they are not.
And yes I did check the reviews out after it broke. Who knows maby they sell other versions of it in some countrys but in Sweden where I live in that case they must have shipped a whole bunch of them that computer builders had problems with. These that said this are no computer newbies I tell you and from what I read it looks like Corsair change over to some other company for building these cheaper psus and then it was downhill.
So heres what happen to me:
I bought new hardware in the fall last year including this psu. The mobo is a GA Z77-DS3H and I have a i7 3770k cpu in it. The videocard is a Sapphire 5750.
The computer worked like a freaking Ferarri but all of a sudden over night it wouldnt start and I couldnt even get to the Bios/UEFI screen without replacing my videocard. It would still not boot up without going for safe mode but still it booted up. The videocard did work in another computer. It was very confusing for sure for a while before I realized it was the psu that was broke not the videocard.
I donht think this info would make any difference but Ok I gave it to you so do what you want with it but please dont recommend this type of psu.
OK - so as I understand it, you had an issue with this PSU. And you found others with issues with this PSU. I think describing this as a 'big problem' is a bit overkill. It's a potential issue. A big problem would be, for example, recommending an A6 CPU with a z77 motherboard - that would be big.
So the 6/8 pin was not providing enough power. Corsair PSU are Sea Sonic power supplies that are rebranded and are sold at the same price as the Sea Sonic Model. I am not trying to offend you I just want you to post the issue you say they have and you still have not provided a valid link.
What do you mean a valid link? A link to somplace wher they specify technical info for this psu? You dont know neither do I that it was that problem could be anything in the bootup process. If they print 600 wats and Corsair on the box I at least before this happen would have said thats a good one safe to buy.
Just change your recommendations for psu please got be lots and lots of psus out there.
So you state that you dont know, nor can somebody else know 'that it was that problem'. So now we aren't even sure if its an 'issue'. And you want recommendations changed based off a possibility that it might be an issue that you may or may not have had? I want to stress the word RECOMMENDATION here, because that is what this is. A guide, a recommendation, a suggestion, synonym, synonym, synonym.
Just as a side note, the CX500m was just reviewed in Computer Power User Magazine as a '... good option to get good value for a budget system. It has all the features necessary to provide reliability for years to come..."
A valid link to were other people are reporting issues. PM me if you want to discuss this further.
This is where it should have ended. RPD made a good faith effort to discuss this with you w/o arguing in the thread. No need to go for the 'last word'. If you have something further to discuss about this, with either RPD or myself, please PM us.
Now with regards to Google being my friend, this is the result I came up with when searching for 'Google is my Friend'. I can find anything on the internet. I can find lots of links to lots of people that love or hate various things. I personally hate Epson printers. I'll never buy one again. I have told a few people to stay away from them. However, I have owned ONE Epson printer. Did I get a janky one? maybe. Are all of them crap? Maybe, maybe not - my testing has been limited to ONE printer. When RPD asked for links, he didn't mean just any Google search links, he meant actual links with actual content from people who had actual problems with their PSUs and did actual troubleshooting. Telling people to Google something that generic is like telling someone to Google 'soup is hot'.
1.65v is Intel's max voltage spec but we will change this.