It is ATX12V V2.3 compliant, in keeping with new standard power requirements.

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extremely inexpensive

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very quiet operation

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good quality cables

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lots of output ports

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good air flow from the fan

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from trusted brand with good support

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ample power for the vast majority of consumers, including single card gamers

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not actually a 500W power supply, actually delivers only 360W of power

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shorter 2-year warranty

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not 80+ certified - only about 70% efficient

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The eXtreme Power Plus 500W power supply, made by Cooler Master, is ATX12V V2.3 compliant, in keeping with new standard power requirements.  It provides over 70% efficiency at typical load operation, and meets both Energy Star and Blue Angel basic requirements as well.  Additionally, for higher power usage needs, this unit supports dual +12V1 and +12V2 outputs.  The Mean Time Between Failures, (MTBF) is rated at more than 100,000 hours, offering a longer overall life for the unit, and with a 120mm cooling fan noise is at a minimum.  Finally, this unit comes equipped with a variety of connectors, with flexibility for future upgrades.  The connectors include one standard floppy, five peripheral, one PCI-e 6 Pin, four 5 Pin to SATA, one Motherboard 20+4 Pin suitable for both newer and older models, and one CPU 4+4 Pin connector.

  • Intel Form Factor ATX 12V V2.3
  • 90~132V/180~264V Selectable Input Voltage
  • 10A @ 115Vac / 6A @ 230Vac Input Current
  • 18A Max. from both +12V1 and +12V2 DC Outputs
  • OVP/OCP/OPP/SCP Protection
  • 500 Watt Output Capacity
  • 120mm Fan
  • 150x86x140mm Dimensions
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