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Right side panel is WARM of my tower case around CPU area when gaming! IS THIS NORMAL?

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February 15, 2014 12:27:20 PM

Case: Fractal design R4 http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/define...
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0
CPU: fx-8320
CPU Fan: Hyper 212 evo

When i am gaming, the temperatures of my cpu, mobo and gpu increase but stay at expected temperatures.
CPU: 45-55 degrees
GPU: 60-65 degrees
Mobo: 30-35 degrees.
These are normal temperatures right? (HWmonitor)

So basically i have noticed that when i touch my right side panel of the tower case, at the top right corner where the CPU is inside, the panel is quite warm - it is NOT hot like you can't touch it for long, you could keep your hand on the panel forever.

However, the side panel is cold everywhere else, it's just the top right corner of the right side panel.

I'm just assuming that it's because the cpu has a high temperature some of the heat reaches the side panel, BUT should it be doing this? Is this normal?

But when i'm not gaming or doing anything intensive, like browsing the web or watching a movie, the side panel is cold everywhere or just very faintly warm in that area, (top right corner where the cpu would be inside). Also I just built this pc with a friend a few weeks ago, if that means anything.

Please give any response, quite worried here :(  - Thanks, you guys are awesome!
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February 15, 2014 12:46:38 PM

there is really nothing to worry about. its perfectly normal since the cpu is utilized while playing. also keep in mind that around the cpu there are (voltage regulator modules) vrm's that also produce heat. your temps are as they should!:) 
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February 15, 2014 12:52:01 PM

Those are good temps, so I wouldn't worry about the case getting warm near the processor. If anything, it is a sign the CPU is losing heat to the air and the surrounding metal.
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February 15, 2014 12:52:15 PM

yeah, its normal. Even though it may feel really warm the heat is still being exhausted out of your system.

it can seem off putting when you feel the heat, but nothing is going to break or anything like that. I too have an 8320, and the same Mobo as you, AMD chips tend to run pretty hot but nothing the cooler cant handle :) 
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February 15, 2014 12:54:39 PM

TheRevo said:
yeah, its normal. Even though it may feel really warm the heat is still being exhausted out of your system.

it can seem off putting when you feel the heat, but nothing is going to break or anything like that. I too have an 8320, and the same Mobo as you, AMD chips tend to run pretty hot but nothing the cooler cant handle :) 


Thanks bro! All gave solutions to my problem, but yours had a :)  and you more realted to my PC, thanks again ;) 
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February 15, 2014 12:55:03 PM

clutchc said:
Those are good temps, so I wouldn't worry about the case getting warm near the processor. If anything, it is a sign the CPU is losing heat to the air and the surrounding metal.


Thanks bro!
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February 15, 2014 12:55:32 PM

chris987 said:
there is really nothing to worry about. its perfectly normal since the cpu is utilized while playing. also keep in mind that around the cpu there are (voltage regulator modules) vrm's that also produce heat. your temps are as they should!:) 


Thanks bro!
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February 15, 2014 12:56:35 PM

TheRevo said:
yeah, its normal. Even though it may feel really warm the heat is still being exhausted out of your system.

it can seem off putting when you feel the heat, but nothing is going to break or anything like that. I too have an 8320, and the same Mobo as you, AMD chips tend to run pretty hot but nothing the cooler cant handle :) 


Wait so do you get the same warmth on the case as me when running your PC intensively? thanks bro.
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February 15, 2014 1:06:16 PM

CosmicSaz said:
TheRevo said:
yeah, its normal. Even though it may feel really warm the heat is still being exhausted out of your system.

it can seem off putting when you feel the heat, but nothing is going to break or anything like that. I too have an 8320, and the same Mobo as you, AMD chips tend to run pretty hot but nothing the cooler cant handle :) 


Wait so do you get the same warmth on the case as me when running your PC intensively? thanks bro.


yeah, it worried me a bit when i first noticed but i looked into it and go the A ok. now im still on a stock cooler with a small OC and its fine haha:)  i was pretty impressed with the stock cooler tbh
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February 15, 2014 1:12:48 PM

TheRevo said:
CosmicSaz said:
TheRevo said:
yeah, its normal. Even though it may feel really warm the heat is still being exhausted out of your system.

it can seem off putting when you feel the heat, but nothing is going to break or anything like that. I too have an 8320, and the same Mobo as you, AMD chips tend to run pretty hot but nothing the cooler cant handle :) 


Wait so do you get the same warmth on the case as me when running your PC intensively? thanks bro.


yeah, it worried me a bit when i first noticed but i looked into it and go the A ok. now im still on a stock cooler with a small OC and its fine haha:)  i was pretty impressed with the stock cooler tbh


DAYUM! All that with the stock fan? Well what do ya know! lol great, thanks bro. ;) 
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February 15, 2014 1:19:04 PM

CosmicSaz said:
TheRevo said:
CosmicSaz said:
TheRevo said:
yeah, its normal. Even though it may feel really warm the heat is still being exhausted out of your system.

it can seem off putting when you feel the heat, but nothing is going to break or anything like that. I too have an 8320, and the same Mobo as you, AMD chips tend to run pretty hot but nothing the cooler cant handle :) 


Wait so do you get the same warmth on the case as me when running your PC intensively? thanks bro.


yeah, it worried me a bit when i first noticed but i looked into it and go the A ok. now im still on a stock cooler with a small OC and its fine haha:)  i was pretty impressed with the stock cooler tbh


DAYUM! All that with the stock fan? Well what do ya know! lol great, thanks bro. ;) 


Yeah haha, i am actually looking to get the hyper 212 evo myself. Glad i could help :) 
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