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i5 3570k at 70c+ safe temp?

hello all,

im running a core i5 3570k on a Gigabyte z77 ud3h mobo w/ stock fans. i havent overclocked my card and i have a crappy cpu case. my cpu temps goes up to 70-73c under load after hours of gaming like 6hrs+ or so. is this temp normally safe? or should i buy another case with better airflow?.
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  1. its a little warm, but if it doesnt go over 80 i wouldnt worry. if you want you can pick up http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373835867&sr=8-1&keywords=212+evo for a cheap cooler much better than stock
  2. 70 - 73 is a little warm but I wouldn't worry too much. If anything I would get a new CPU cooler like guitargod suggested. You shouldn't need a new case, but do make sure to clean out any dust from your PC and also make sure any cables are kept out of the way.
  3. the I5-3570K is meant to operate at a max or 70'c i think but think it take go to higher temp but will just run slower.

    if you getting high temps then an aftermarket HFS is needed as well as 1 or 2 extra case fans (or maybe a new case) to improve air flow and cooling
  4. basically i have a case that only has 1 exhaust fan ( i know, that's why i called it crappy case ). would buying a case that has better airflow like http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=3038 lower my temps by good amount or i still have to buy an aftermarket cooler for my cpu. im still not planning on overclocking my cpu, will the stock fan be fine?. also i my friend recommended me to change my psu (550w good quality) into a 600-700w one. cause it may be one of the reasons my cpu temps go high cause my system is pushing my psu to do more power. i have a oc'd sapphire 7850 2gb @ 1050/1250 btw.
  5. 70C isnt warm. 85C+ would be alittle too warm. Chip will throttle itself at 100C
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    Mico Austria said:
    basically i have a case that only has 1 exhaust fan ( i know, that's why i called it crappy case ). would buying a case that has better airflow like http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=3038 lower my temps by good amount or i still have to buy an aftermarket cooler for my cpu. im still not planning on overclocking my cpu, will the stock fan be fine?. also i my friend recommended me to change my psu (550w good quality) into a 600-700w one. cause it may be one of the reasons my cpu temps go high cause my system is pushing my psu to do more power. i have a oc'd sapphire 7850 2gb @ 1050/1250 btw.


    upgrading your case/cpu cooler will help. i would say try a new cooler. A power supply upgrade isnt necessary. However if you are fine with the not dangerous temps, nothing really needs to be done..
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