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AMD FX 8320 core temps a bit too high ?

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March 20, 2014 3:29:54 PM

Hey guys !
I wanted a good price rig for Dark Souls II in April, and also a good cpu to multitasking and to do my work on Premiere Pro, Photoshop etc.

So I wanted to keep my mobo since I didn't have enough money to do a complete new rig.

Here's my rig actually :

AMD FX 8320 Vishera 3.5 GHZ (I don't want to OC it)
Asus M5A88-M Evo (Bios 1803)
MSI Afterburner Radeon 7770 1GB DDR5
8 GB DDR2 RAM
Cooler Master Hyper TX3

So before I start, I bought the TX3 because my case isn't big enough to put a backplate under the mobo. But I thought it was good enough to cool down my CPU.
I was playing CS:GO with friends (so Teamspeak makes my cpu work...), and I monitored my core temps with HWMonitor. The max core temp was about 60 °C ! I saw on the Internet that it better not to be above 62 °C.

Here's my core temps completely :

Idle : 18/25 °C
With teamspeak on : 30 °C
On internet or watching a video online : +/- 35 °C
Playing CS:GO (Source Engine) : 50° C, max 60 °C

My socket temps also vary between 35 °C Idle and 64 °C on load.

Also, my ambient temp isn't cool enough, since I'm in a room under the roof, the roof keeps the warmth and there's isnt enough air.

I changed the cooler since the one from AMD was too loud (about 5800 RPM) and I wanted something to keep my cpu cool and quiet.

The CPU is new (bought it monday), so I'm a bit scared when I see these temps... :( 
Any idea ?

I forgot to say that I'm using the thermal paste that comes with the cooler, I don't think I put too much paste though...
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March 20, 2014 3:35:25 PM

that cooler is kinda shit, should get either a hyper 212 30$ or get a nh-12 65$ or nh-14s 70$ or do what i did and fork out 80$ for the NH-14d
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March 20, 2014 5:42:21 PM

Yes, I know, I wanted to buy a Hyper 212, but I don't have enough space to put a backplate... :( 
And since I don't have enough money and space to buy a new case, I don't know how I can deal with that...
So for now on, i'm leaving my case opened with a fan blowing some fresh air.
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March 20, 2014 5:49:35 PM

what i would do then is take your motherboard out take the back panel off your case and cut a square hole when you chip set is and mount stuff or get a corsair h60
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March 20, 2014 5:51:51 PM

Those temps are still a bit high, but safe regardless. (The backplate on the EVO simply replaces the stock one, it should fit regardless)
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March 20, 2014 5:57:42 PM

Nice, I thought the backplate was really thick... Although, my case doesn't have an open side to access the backplate easily, so I would need to unmount the mobo.
Mh, I need to see with the shop if I can replace my TX3 to an EVO 212 then. Thanks guys !
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March 20, 2014 6:01:32 PM

Yeah you can do that, though not recommended the H60 can fit better if backplates are an issue (It uses stock)
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March 20, 2014 6:06:40 PM

Nice, it seems affordable for a water cooling system !
I think I'll wait a little with the TX3 before buying a new cooler, too much money thrown with the graphic cards and cpu.
Thanks for the help guys, you're great ! :) 
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March 20, 2014 6:26:31 PM

Just a heads up, the H60 performs worse than the EVO. The EVO is about on par with the H80/80i
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March 20, 2014 7:21:31 PM

Mh, nice to hear about that. Which one could you recommend ?
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March 20, 2014 8:05:30 PM

Evo is cheaper by 25-30$ and about the same performance the H60 is more but is super easy to install in your case
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March 20, 2014 8:05:48 PM

If you can fit it, EVO, if not, H80i for those temps (or H100i)
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March 21, 2014 2:59:51 PM

Thanks guys, i'll look into the EVO 212 ! :) 
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