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Corsair CX500 500w not working

Q: Corsair CX500 500w not working

So I just got me new PSU and my GTX 760. I started setting everything up, and decided to test the PSU, I plug everything in and the fan spins but only for a second and then stopped. I tried everything and it sill does not work, I used my old 400w psu and everything booted.

Could it be that my motherboard does not support the ATX 12 v2.3?
I believe my motherboard is an ATX 12 v 1.
Or just faulty PSU?
I cant use my GTX 760 on my old PSU because it does not support the pciE plugs. Hopefully sombody can help me. What could be the problem?
Motherboard ASRock H61m-dgs
Processor i5-2300 @2.8ghz
Memory 8gb
Video Card # 1 gtx 650 ti superclocked
Hard Drive # 1 200gb
Optical Drive # 1 none
Power Supply Corsair CX500 500w. and the old one
Monitor benQ
Operating System Windows 7 64bit

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Well my problem is, this psu has so many cables it causes heating to some extent. Is there anyway of removing the cables by unscrewing the psu? The entire inside of my computer is covered in cables which are unused, literally.
Thanks for help.
 

A:Corsair cx500 SO MANY CABLES?

If you can't roll up the unused cables and/or tie them out of the way, the best solution I've found is to use a modular PSU such as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010
I'm not recommending that particular PSU, it's just an example. It'll allow you to only install the cables you need. If the PSU you are using is new, maybe you can return it.
I wouldn't recommend trying to remove cables by disassembling the PSU. A new PSU is a lot cheaper than a new PC.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/corsair-cx500-so-many-cables.1108963/
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A:I have just bought a new COrsair 500W PSU and i'm having problems installing it

I suspect that the 8 pins you are looking at on the HDD is for the transfer speed limitation jumper which in most cases is not connected to anything.

If you physically pulled a SATA connector loose from the motherboard it is very likely the board is ruined.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/i-have-just-bought-a-new-corsair-500w-psu-and-im-having-problems-installing-it.990322/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cx430-vs-cx500-vs-cx600.1168787/
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I own a Toshiba Qosmio x300-130 and in users manuall it is said it support max 2 x 4gb ddr 3 =8gb
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Ima out of tricks what do u think the pr is ?
here is the part number
cmso4gx3m1a1333c9 i bought 2 x4gb :(

A:Qosmio X300 - CORSAIR RAM is not working

There must be some compatibility problem. In this forum you will find many threads where people post about same problems with Corsair memory modules.

Send it back and order high quality RAMs from Toshiba or Kingston. Compatible RAM modules for your Qosmio notebook have follow part numbers:
1GB DDR2-1066 - PA3375U-1M1G
2GB DDR2-1066 -PA3376U-1M2G
4GB DDR2-1066 - PA3377U-1M4G


For Kingston part number check please http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/search/options/

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two sticks of value select memory I used to have in my computer both went bad.Click to expand...

That's where the "lifetime warranty" comes in handy.
 

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As you can see there is no way that the sata power connector of H80i can directly plugged into the PSU, so I want to know which additional cable I need to connect them together, some link to those webshop would be great thx in advance!!!
 

A:Corsair H80i and Corsair PSU

You do not need any additional cable it connects to one of the SATA power leads from the PSU. - which are themselves modular connections to the body of the PSU

This will help you
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/Corsair-H80i-CPU-Cooler-Review/1709
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/corsair-h80i-and-corsair-psu.1107730/
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A:500w PSU for $69!

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greetz
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A:My PC Hangs (PSU=500w)

OK. I searched again... found some other posts like mine, here's one:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic43668.html

I read it all but... I still need help...

Thank you.
 

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A:Upgrade PSU to 500W on the p6-2340ea

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A:Solved: GTX 260 on 500w? will it underperform?

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In a word... YES... That is plenty of watts. Of course it is not just watts that count. It is the amount of watts on the 12 and 5 volt rails and the overall quality of the power supply. Antec was very good once, but their quality has suffered in recent years
 

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A:Good graphics cards that can be used with a 500w psu

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Also post power supply information.
 

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-- Tom
 

A:450w-500w PSU Battle Royal

However, they managed to test basically unknown brands, it would be nice to see tests of some of the more well known brands. Personally, none of those brands even enter into my thinking when I'm looking for a supply.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/450w-500w-psu-battle-royal.576645/
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A:Will a 500W PSU support this configuration? How do I know what my PSU can handle?

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Do you have any evidence the Coolermaster has more headrooom?

It's made by Seventeam, not high on my list.

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A:Dell E510 motherboard issue with Antec 2.0 500W PSU

Many Dell systems use a proprietary wired supply. You might have damaged the motherboard by using this Antec supply in a Dell computer
 

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thanks
 

A:Asus P5AD2-E mobo and Ultra-X connect 500w psu not powering up

Connect the 4-pin square P4-cable from PSU to mobo?
Voltage of PSU right? 115v USA, 220-240 Europe
PSU switched on?
CPU-fan connected to the right mobo-connector?

PS: checking on the web, those Xconnect powersupplies are a right piece of junk.



So without Further ado, I present to you the list of Un-reccomended and Unscrupulous Power Supply Companies

Achieve
Aerocool
Allied
Aspire
Codegen
Coolmax
Demon
Deer
Devanni.
Dynapower
Eagle
E-power (except Tagan series)
InWin
JustPC
Kingwin
L&C
Linkworld
MGE,
PCMICS
Power-Man
Powmax
Power-Up
Raidmax
Thermaltakes (low end ones, butterflies are fine, and some enlight models, the TT category depends)
Turbo
Ultra-X (yes, the pretty looking ones, they are really rebranded powmax!!!)
X-superalien
X-tremeClick to expand...

see also: http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=792566 (Thanks Pizzada)
 

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A:Will a Graphics Card requiring 500W of system power work fine with my 650W PSU?

Yes, more available power is never a bad thing and the system will only draw as much as it needs. Just make sure it's a quality brand unit otherwise if it's some cheap unit then the wattage numbers are pretty much irrelevant.
 

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FDD
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A:"Real Power" 500w PSU??

It is not too much, but your PSU is not one of the well-established makes. Antec, Enermax etc. will keep your voltages at the correct levels. As a coarse rule-of-thumb, the heavier a PSU, probably the better quality it is.

Compare the weight of your PSU with a similar one from one of the brands I mentioned earlier.
 

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A:A Corsair AX 750 PSU Will be Enough?

I have a similar setup, with a 620 watt Antec power supply (see my specs). The 750 watt should be more than adequate for what you have.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/271434-corsair-ax-750-psu-will-enough.html
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Just a quick question... Did someone know about this?!?!
 

A:Two different Corsair???? WOA

XMS - - - xtreme memory speed
http://www.corsairmemory.com/corsair/xms.html

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic44248.html
 

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A:Which Corsair RAM to get

please read my guide on RAM in the guides forum.

unless you're overclocking, faster ram is a waste of money. And I never recommend overclocking.
 

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A:corsair ram

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/corsair-ram.352535/
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A:Help ! (for those who use a Corsair PSU)

On my Corsair HX750 PCI-E goes to the video card.

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A:corsair ram help

The best site would be http://newegg.com

Here is all corsair's XMS line http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...&description=&srchInDesc=&minPrice=&maxPrice=
 

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A:G.skill or Corsair RAM?

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The Corsiar RAM is a well known, respected brand, but it's slightly slower, and to be honest, I never to this day had any RAM fail on me (call me lucky).
 

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A:GTX 760 SLI w/ Corsair AX850

There is no 12 pin plug on the back of the AX850, unless you mean the cables are paired to 12 pins? But you are right, it's not designed for SLI setups. But since the GTX 760's aren't that power hungry there is a work around, use the adapter cables that usually come with the cards or purchase a set: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...CH&Description=molex+to+8-pin&N=-1&isNodeId=1
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/gtx-760-sli-w-corsair-ax850.1166796/
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A:Crucial vs Corsair? (RAM)

Usually you get what you pay for.

Sometimes you get quality stuff cheap, and sometimes just 'cause you bought the top shelf stuff, you're not guaranteed failure-free performance.

I don't think anyone is going to click and read half a dozen links that you posted tho'...
 

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A:corsair h60 screws

Had the same problem here. I went to Sears and Lowes.

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A:Corsair Value Select Vs XMS

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http://www.techspot.com/reviews/hardware/corsair_xms_vs_value_select/
 

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G-Man
 

A:Corsair memory

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

If your computer is an oem build. I.E Dell/Gateway/HP etc. Go to your computer manufacturers website, and check to see what ram is compatible.

If your computer is a non oem build. Download the free Everest programme from HERE. It will give you lot`s of info about your system, including what mobo you have.

Then, go to your mobo manufacturers website, and check for what types/makes of ram are compatible.

It`s a good idea to make sure that whatever ram you get, that both sticks are exactly the same. Mixing different speeds/makes of ram isn`t really a good idea.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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A:Kingston v. Corsair

Are you going to be running at stock speeds? If so get the Kingston. Typically when you see a price difference like that between the same speed RAM the more expensive one will be able to be overclocked higher. But if they are rated the same at stock (same timings too) they will be the same speed, so you'd gain nothing from the more expensive RAM. If you are going to be pushing them as fast as they can go, then the more expensive may be worth it.

Yes you 'can' mix and match, but it is strongly discouraged and your speeds will be limited by the slowest stick anyway.
 

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A:corsair xms problem

IT seems to me that you got yourselfs some bad memory stick
IT happens
TRy to get an exchange
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/corsair-xms-problem.39605/
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A:Corsair Dominator-GT

Can you provide a link to the exact Corsair RAM you are thinking of going to?

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A:RAM - - Viking and Corsair

The enemy of good is better.
It is always wise to assure that all module are identical. Corsair is really Samsung and makes most, but not all, of the memory with the Corsair label. Still, you want to read the reviews. Viking is a "maker" of memory but do not make their own chips.

Best memory manufacturers Crucial, Samsung (Corsair), Infineon, and Kingston... but none of them make all of the memory sold under their labels.

There are 54 other manufacturers who specialize in certain sizes at various qualities. You have not way to know which are manufacturers, Assemblers, Makers, Suppliers, or Scammers. Too many companies make memory modules from tubs of chips that may come from a number of manufacturers. The buy does the quality control, then gets a replacement under warranty when they fail.
Some of the most highly marketed memory under such names as OCZ, PNY, SimpleTech, Ultra, and so on, varies from month to month. And their quality is similarly suspect.
 

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A:Corsair vs Crucial ddr ram

Corsair is just as good as any, If the price is fair then I don't see a reason to not get it.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/corsair-vs-crucial-ddr-ram.767023/
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I've already got one 550ti, so I was wondering if I could just get a second one and run it in SLI.
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any input is appreciated
 

A:Can I run 2xGTX 550 Ti on a Corsair HX-650?

Seeing how the card requires a 400W PSU and the card itself only draws 116W, I'd say an additional card would require only 520W. I think your 650W PSU will be fine for a Geforce GTX 550Ti SLI setup.




GeForce GTX 550Ti Specifications:

Maximum Graphics Card Power (W) -- 116W
Minimum System Power Requirement (W) -- 400W
Click to expand...


 

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A:Corsair RAM issues

For optimum performance you should run with matched pairs of RAM sticks. If you only have 2 sticks they should either be in the yellow slots or the blue slots to run in dual channel mode. If you have one stick in each colour it will only run in single channel mode.

I found no usefull information in the mobo manual. Some I have read for other makes tell you if it can run with uneven amounts of memory in each channel, that may not be the case with this mobo.

Is there any chance you can change that 2GB stick for 2 X 1GB sticks which will keep it balanced.

Does the 2GB stick match the same frequency of the existing sticks as that might be another problem.

If you want to run a test on the sticks the best method is to run the PC with just one stick in at a time, if any glitches, hangs or freezes happen then you will know which stick it is.

I am assuming you are using memtest and running it while windows is running. It is far better, if you have to use testing software to use the memtest86+ which you have to burn to a CD and then boot the PC with it. This leaves the memory idle for far more accurate testing. You can get it from here. Always run at least 5 cycles of the test, overnight would be even better. The accuracy of any memtest software is never 100% and it is prone to miss minor faults hence my advise to run on one stick at a time for the most accurate results.

Follow this guide to get and run memtest86+




http://www.memtest.org/

You need to scroll down the page until you see the three blue screenshots. Just below is the list of downloads for Memtest86+ V4.10. Click on Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)and save to your desktop, When the download is complete right click the file and select Extract Here and burn the image to a CD. In windows 7 right click the extracted file, select Open With, then select Windows Disc Image Burning Tool then follow the prompts. For all other versions of windows (if you do not have an ISO burner) download this free software. http://www.isoimageburner.com/

Boot the PC into the Bios setup and set the CD/DVD drive to 1st in the boot sequence. Insert the disk in the drive then reboot and the disc will load into dos. Leave the test to run through at least 5 cycles.

The memtest will not be 100% accurate but should easily detect any major faults.Click to expand...


 

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A:Corsair H50 vs. Coolermaster V8

I assume that since you are looking at the V8 then you chassis will support a tall heatpipe cooler. Knowing what CPU socket you're using would be handy also.
These coolers all offer better cooling than the V8 (as do a few other coolers)
Cogage Arrow ($73 inc shipping)
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A:Corsair Raptor M40

  
Quote: Originally Posted by web


HI all just got a Corsair Raptor M40 Gaming Mouse, but keep inadvertently hitting button six and seven by mistake which is the same as hit back/forward browser page Grrrr very annoying

I've downloaded the software from corsair but for life of me I cant turn these buttons off ???


Dam soon as I posted worked out how to turn off typical, easy now I know, but, a bit rubbish really who designed that program must be very complicated

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Cheers
 

A:Corsair RAM problems

the only thing i no off the causes perfectly working ram to fail memtest is overclocking. Is ur FSB set correctly? Is ur ram set to NO higher than 100%FSB (166mhz) 6-2-2-T2? anymore and memtest starts producing errors. also make sure the voltage is right or u will fry it (2.5v)
hope that helps

Steg
 

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A:CORSAIR RAM Compatability

Same brand and model number should be OK.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/328382-corsair-ram-compatability.html
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A:A7N8X and Corsair ram

Corsair did have some problems with XMS3200C2 and XMS3500C2 modules. Look on the chips and see if it is Rev 1 or Rev 1.1. Rev 1 had a problem. Also, here's the link to Corsair Ram Guy's Forum which may give you the answer you need...


http://www.houseofhelp.com/v2/forumdisplay.php?forumid=128
 

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A:CORSAIR whats up

OCIR,
Sorry to hear the problems. I stick with Logitech for keyboards and mice and I have to say I've rarely had problems that weren't back on me. I'm sure you're paying a premium for the brand and as long as you are getting things covered under warranty then it's just a pain but if not then I'd make the switch, but that's just me !

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A:Corsair Formula iv

Have you applied the lastest bios update?

All of them are for system stability. You can find them here.
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

Under the download tab.

It would appear the board has a known stability issue and they are trying to resolve it via bios updates.

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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181010
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...129058&cm_re=antec_900-_-11-129-058-_-Product
 

A:Corsair H50 In Antec 900

Hi there
I actually set up the same cooling with the same proccessor a few nights ago...its not a true water cooling system...actually uses no water at all oddly...its like a highg end air cooler... I installed the fan on the sliding door of my computer case and it looks like your case also has that side fan..hope this helps!
 

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2 Questions.

1.) Corsair or Kingston?
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A:New RAM. Corsair or Kingston?

I can't get my Kingston HyperX PC8500 to operate at 1066 unless I run my FSB at 533.

No biggie, perhaps, EXCEPT it was marketed to run at 1066 by SPD.

Customer service is sub-par to the extent that their response is, "Well, just because we said it would do that doesn't mean it will do it for you."

But, they do honor their lifetime warranty, which I use about every six months, two chips at a time. Faulty chip or not.

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The stick ie bought is;

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the 3500 stick is in DDR Slot 3, so i put my new stick in Slot 2, booted up and it wont detect that i have another 512mb of RAM, the new stick works on its own, but coupled with my old stick is wont work, Anybody got any ideas?

My mobo is a Gigabyte 7VAXP-Ultra, and ive uploaded a picture of my current RAM settings, have a look below \/

Hope somebody can help me.

p.s. Corsair dont make XMS PC3500C2 anymore, so if i had to buy a different stick, i couldnt.
 

A:Corsair RAM Problem

I should prolly add, the faster PC3500 DIMM is 433Mhz, the new one is 400Mhz.

Im thinking i need to change a settings in the BIOS so they both work together
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145539
 

A:Corsair Xms2

I checked Corsair's site and they don't have your board listed. I checked your board's site and they don't have that particular ram listed, however they do list the Corsair 6400C4 ram as approved. You are looking at the 5400C4. Both are the XMS2 Corsair.

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I have the same type of problem with that mobo, i have 4 gigs of pc 6400, and it runs at ddr 3500. I have to overclock it to get to its rate speed, and then it becomes unstable and shuts down. Maybe try flashing your bios.
 

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Install better fans. Noc's are very quiet.

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A:Corsair memory issues

I think the problem might be mixing the ecc RAM with non-ecc RAM. Sometimes you can mix them but sometimes it can cause problems.
 

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A:Corsair 450watt PSU with my new system?

I'd go with a 500+ watt power supply, you may cut it close at peak performance.

The pcu is 65 watts draw right rage?
 

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Thanks
 

A:Corsair Flash Memory

try reformatting the flash drive if you can with the windows formatting tool
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/corsair-flash-memory.907477/
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A:PSU: Corsair tx650 vs gs600

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A:Corsair case help needed

Yeah. They don't give you a manual, just a QSG (quick start guide).

According to a review online, three of the fans are supposed to connect to the fan speed controller. The fan speed controller may get its power from an (old style) 4 pin Molex connector.

I trust that you have the 4 pin CPU power connector installed.

If you can't start the PC using the start button on the motherboard, something must be seriously wrong. An RMA may be your only choice.

Too bad that no 500R owners saw fit to post. I'm not sure how much help they would have been from the information in your post, but they might be able to do better than me.

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A:Is my corsair m60 mouse dieing on me?

Have you tried reinstalling the drivers for it? Link.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/302205-my-corsair-m60-mouse-dieing-me.html
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A:Solved: Corsair PSU and nVidia GTX 295

It should run the machine, but you would be better off with this power supply to give you more reserve power.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-corsair-psu-and-nvidia-gtx-295.842527/
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A:Corsair M60 = dead USB ports?

Try rolling back that driver update
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/corsair-m60-dead-usb-ports.186546/