Seasonic Core GX Series 500 W Review 2022 – Seasonic’s Core GX line includes three-members with capacities ranging from 500 to 650W. All are fully modular, have compact dimensions at only 139.9mm long, and are covered by a seven(7) year warranty.
There are also the Core G-M(semi-modular) and Core G-C(fixed cables) lines, which are more affordable. The Core GX500, which I will evaluate in this review, features 80PLUS Gold-efficiency.
On the Cybenetic’s scale, it is Gold rated with 115Volt input and only Bronze with 230Volt because of the low power factor (PF) readings. It is also rated as Cybenetics’A in noise output, so noise output is very low.
It is always nice to look at affordable products by known brands like Seasonic-since most users can’t or don’t want to spend the $99.99 or more on a high-end PSU. That said, with a price close to $79.9, the GX-500 is not actually that affordable, which does mainly have to do with the increased of demand and low availability.
This PSU would normally go for around $52-60, which is a fair price given its features. At $82 or more, it is just too expensive, especially considering the sleeve of bearing fan. Its warranty is long, though, and what you need it, Seasonic customer support is very good.
|Features & Specifications|
|Max. DC Output :||500 W|
|Efficiency: 80 PLUS –||Gold.|
|Efficiency: Cybenetics –||115 V: Gold (87–89%); 230V: Bronze (84–87%)|
|Noise :||Cybenetics A (20–25dBA)|
|Modular :||Yes (fully)|
|Intel C6/C7 Power State Support :||Yes.|
|Operating Temperature :||0–50°C (derating from 100% to 80%, from 40°C to 50°C)|
|Protections :||-Over Voltage Protection
-Under Voltage Protection
-Over Power Protection
-Over Temperature Protection
-Over Current Protection
-Short Circuit Protection.
|Cooling :||120mm sleeve bearing fan (S1202512L)|
|Semi-Passive Operation :||No|
|Dimensions (W x H x D) :||150x85x140mm|
|Weight :||1.36 kg (3 lb)|
|Compliance :||ATX12V v2.52, EPS 2.92|
|Price at Time of Review (excl. VAT) :||$81.68|
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