NZXT E500 500W Power Supply

REVIEW INFORMATION
SUPPLIED BY: NZXT
PRODUCT: NZXT E500 500W
PROD LINK: E500 Product Page
PRICE: $119.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at time of testing!

NZXT E500 500W

Our first stop is at the FDB fan. With a ten year warranty backing it, I’m happy with this.

NZXT E500 500W

I mentioned the unit was Seasonic Focus Plus based, and here’s the proof.

NZXT E500 500W

Line filtering begins with two Y caps and one X cap.

NZXT E500 500W

Soldering is flawless here today. Like big brother, we have a CM6901 PWM controller, CM6500 PFC controller, and a WT7527 protection IC.

The two 12V output parts are near the top left, and they look to be the same 2R640 PrM 1809 D7 parts big brother had. Just fewer of them.

NZXT E500 500W

Primary filtering comes from Hitachi, while the line filtering continues with a MOV, two coils, another two X caps (one after the bridges), and two more Y caps.

NZXT E500 500W

Here’s our PFC section. GPT13N50DG parts handle this part of things.

NZXT E500 500W

And four more GPT13N50DGs handle switching duty. A pair of GBU1006s are the bridge rectifiers.

NZXT E500 500W

The soldering on the modular board looks just fine to me, here. Once again, a UCD3138064A handles the digital control part of things, with the minor rail VRM hiding behind. I’m not in love with the tiny four pin connector used for the fan here, but it does the job. It’s just a nuisance to plug back in once you unplug it, is all.

NZXT E500 500W

Secondary side capacitors come from both Nippon Chemi-Con and Nichicon. Those taller electrolytics are labeled as W series capacitors, which tells you they’re custom jobs from Chemi-Con.

NZXT E500 500W

And lastly, here’s the business side of the modular board. As you can see, there are extra spots for more connectors on higher powered models.