i just bought a psu 700watt aerocool ae80 since 2 weeks and it just blow up,i have an old psu Hec Raptor R500 PSU 500 watts,my quest is can i used it for my current specs below
cpu intel core i5 3570
motherboard - msi h77ma g43
ram- kingston 4b ddr3 @1600
gpu- Asus GTX 560 DirectCU II
1 samsumg hdd 7200rpm
1 ssd 128gb ADATA
p.s i play lots of bf3 online
Looks like you'd be OK with that. realhardtech suggests 520w for
a system with a gtx 560, however a min 24a on the +12v rail(s)
are needed and your hec500 has 32a on the +12v rails.
I'd say you are good to go.
For a system using a single GeForce GTX 560 graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 450 Watt or greater system power supply that has a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 24 Amps or greater and that has at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.
Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) rated at 45°C - 50°C ambient temperature, is the most important factor.
The hec Raptor R500, with its maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 32 Amps and with two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is sufficient to power your system configuration with a single GeForce GTX 560 graphics card.
Some PSUs do blow up on first use. You don't know how it was treated during shipping before it got into your hands. But, then again, I've never trusted the quality of any PSU made by HEC/COMPUCASE.