Cooler Master G500 PSU Review

Let us now come from the technical data to the optical and practical criteria. The black metal chassis has a good finish and the attached ATX/ATX v2.2 cable is protected with a black mesh plastic sleeve.

Here is a bent view of the non-modular G500W power supply with its big cable-clew:

The 120 mm thermal regulated fan attached at the lower surface sucks the air flow into the power supply and blows the warmed up air without another fan through the small holes out of the power supply. The fan is pleasantly silent and nearly no sound can be heard outside of the PC.

Thanks to the cooling over the 120mm fan, another fan is not necessary on the power supply back. Here one can see the back of the power supply, where one can see only the power switch and the socket for the 100V to 240V cable:

As already mentioned on the first page, the Cooler Master 500G PSU is build unfortunately non-modular, so it is necessary to place all cables inside of the PC case, even if they are not needed. So the aeration and/or heat dissipation from the PC case is not as good as modular ones and more creativity for stowing away the cables is necessary. Not so good is the missing bend protection at the PSU case. One should better not save at this part, because it prevents for frayed cables, as well as it provides a complete cover of the internal power supply case. As you can see in the picture, a relatively large gap is open beneath the cable.

The SATA cable is as seen on some other PSUs unfavorably designed. Since the rear cap of the SATA cable can get off easily, whereby the contacts on the back of the plug are opened. Coolermaster showed how to solve this in a better way with the plugs of their Silent Pro M500 PSU.

As usual, the 20-pin plug (up to ATX 2.1) can be converted very simply to a 24-pin ATX plug. This is for some users a bit fiddly, but it’s difficult to solve this in a better way. Now most users need the 24-pin connector, so Cooler Master could just fix the two plugs together with an extra nose or a tape.

A look inside of the power supply shows a good processing and offers except of the 85°C capacitors, this is what we expect of a power supply in this price segment.

An efficient cooling increases the durability and lowers the necessary fan noise level.

Result and general impression of the Cooler Master G 500 Watt power supply unit …

Cooler Master G500 Power Supply Review