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June 23, 2013 12:48:43 PM

So my dad's friend who's a computer guy came over to my house for a different reason but I had him look at the new additions I made to my XPS 8300. I added a Corsair AX850 PSU and a GTX 770 OC MSI TF graphics card. The back of the PSU seems to get very hot, and at idle my cards temps seem to be between 48-55 degrees celsius, and while playing World of Warcraft and Borderlands 2 the temps go between 65-75 celsius. The heat pipe by the 2 8 pin sockets seem to be VERY hot to the touch, and this computer guy is saying my temps should not be that hot, and that my PSU is being overloaded. He pointed this information on Amazon about the PSU, "850 Watts @ 50°C", and was saying how since I'm running the card near 70 degrees that my PSU wattage will not be at 850. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003PJ6QW4/ref=pe_385040_30332...
The recommended PSU for this card was 600W, I thought 850 would be fine... I have an i7 2600 @3.4ghz not overclocked, 1 tb HDD hard drive, and 1 80gb HDD aswell, 1 dvd drive, and a Razer naga mouse and a shitty mac keyboard. Not sure if this information is necessary, but yeah. I was also wondering about the pins on this card. It came with 2 8 pin power cables that were very short, and I looked inside them and there was only 7 out of 8 pins on each cable. I ended up just using the 6x2 pin cables that came with my modular power supply, and plugged in 8 pins in the first socket on the card, and 6 on the second... is this okay? The card has been working fine. So did this guy really know what he was talking about, or are these temps okay? Should I get some more fans in my case, or possibly leave it open? Should I plug in the extra 2 pins? Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you in advanced. I'm really worried about ruining any of this new hardware I just invested in. I have read tons of stuff on the internet saying these temps are fine, so that's where the confusion comes in...
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June 23, 2013 12:59:41 PM

If you feel that your system might be in danger then certainly R.M.A the PSU.. However, i don't find those temps to be high for the GTX770 OC
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June 23, 2013 1:01:55 PM

haider95 said:
If you feel that your system might be in danger then certainly R.M.A the PSU.. However, i don't find those temps to be high for the GTX770 OC


Problem is I don't know enough about PSU's to be certain it's being overloaded. Should it be rather hot to the touch in the back?
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June 23, 2013 1:04:54 PM

ChronicSonic said:
haider95 said:
If you feel that your system might be in danger then certainly R.M.A the PSU.. However, i don't find those temps to be high for the GTX770 OC


Problem is I don't know enough about PSU's to be certain it's being overloaded. Should it be rather hot to the touch in the back?

Just got up and checked my CX430. It should be warm to the touch and slightly hot. Not piping hot. Unless you're running 5+ HDD's there is no way that your PSU's being overtaxed
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June 23, 2013 1:05:58 PM

ChronicSonic said:
It came with 2 8 pin power cables that were very short, and I looked inside them and there was only 7 out of 8 pins on each cable. I ended up just using the 6x2 pin cables that came with my modular power supply, and plugged in 8 pins in the first socket on the card, and 6 on the second... is this okay? The card has been working fine. So did this guy really know what he was talking about, or are these temps okay? Should I get some more fans in my case, or possibly leave it open? Should I plug in the extra 2 pins? Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you in advanced. I'm really worried about ruining any of this new hardware I just invested in. I have read tons of stuff on the internet saying these temps are fine, so that's where the confusion comes in...


You need to have both 8 pins filled with 8 pins your temps are fine
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June 23, 2013 1:11:31 PM

I have the xps 8500 and I am using the stock psu. I have noticed that the psu also gets hot on my system when I am ocing anything. It might be normal for the whole xps line right now because the way that things are vented, all the heat from the hdd, cpu, mobo, and gpu vent right into the psu. I am tempted to go with a new psu because mine is slightly hot too. IDK. Anyways, how does that 770 fit in your case because I thought that the 8300 pcie was blocked partially by the ram slots.
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June 23, 2013 1:20:19 PM

Fishwithadeagle said:
I have the xps 8500 and I am using the stock psu. I have noticed that the psu also gets hot on my system when I am ocing anything. It might be normal for the whole xps line right now because the way that things are vented, all the heat from the hdd, cpu, mobo, and gpu vent right into the psu. I am tempted to go with a new psu because mine is slightly hot too. IDK. Anyways, how does that 770 fit in your case because I thought that the 8300 pcie was blocked partially by the ram slots.


It fits great, the MSI card was definitely a bit smaller compared to other brands.
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June 23, 2013 1:38:18 PM

When I tried to shove a 7970 in my 8500, the card would literally bend (cheap visiontek s**t), and would go into the hdd compartment. My 7870 fits much better in there now. Also, don't you agree that dell just want's to make it impossible for people to add fans to these computers. I mean they literally put things in the case that stuck out so you couldn't put more fans in the front of the case.
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June 23, 2013 1:47:24 PM

Fishwithadeagle said:
When I tried to shove a 7970 in my 8500, the card would literally bend (cheap visiontek s**t), and would go into the hdd compartment. My 7870 fits much better in there now. Also, don't you agree that dell just want's to make it impossible for people to add fans to these computers. I mean they literally put things in the case that stuck out so you couldn't put more fans in the front of the case.


Haha yeah, it's pretty got damn annoying.
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