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December 31, 2013 6:26:13 PM

Hey guys,

I just finished building my first system. The problem is that I'm overheating (I think that's the issue, system is shutting off on Far Cry 3 during graphic heavy cinematics)

Here is my system build and please let me know what I need to do to make this never ever ever ever happen again.


Mobo: ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z
CPU: AMD 8-CORE FX-8320 3.5G 8M
GPU: AMD Radeon 7970 3g
Memory: 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - G.Skill Ripjaws X
Hardrive: 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/
PSU: 650 Watt -- NZXT HALE82N-SI / 80+ Bronze
Cooling system: 3 fans, including what the cpu came with (I have a feeling this is my problem)

Thank you so much.

December 31, 2013 6:36:11 PM

What type of thermal paste are you using?
Do you have a budget in mind for cooling?
How are your case fans set up location ect
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January 1, 2014 8:37:33 AM

giltyler said:
What type of thermal paste are you using?
Do you have a budget in mind for cooling?
How are your case fans set up location ect


Arctic Silver 5

Under $100

Set up facing the CPU
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January 1, 2014 9:54:07 AM

There are several top rated air coolers
http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=256...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Also the closed loop water coolers work very good for the same price without the bulk and weight.
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