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June 13, 2014 5:42:36 PM

When I am gaming on my custom built PC, my computer gets very warm inside. It is not SUPER hot but it is a little warm. However, this only happens when i am playing games that take a lot to run such as Battlefield. When i play games like Minecraft which are easy to run and also when i am just surfing the web or something on my desktop, my PC is very cool inside. My fans (I have 3 inside my case) get a lot louder than normal when i play games like Battlefield but they don't seem TOO hot but it seems like my CPU fan is pretty warm. I am just using the fan that came with my AMD FX-6300. What I think the problem may be is that my cable management is very bad. I pretty much just shoved all of the cables from my non-modular psu in the bottom of the case and the inside of the case just doesn't seem very clean by any means. I have 3 fans installed but i can add 2 more so i think I might. Please let me know why you think my PC is getting very warm.

Thanks in advance.

My PC specs are:
CPU: AMD FX-6300
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
Case: Rosewill Challenger
Motherboard: ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+
RAM: 8gb Team Vulcan RAM
Hard Drive: 1TB Western Digital
Power Supply: Thermaltake 600w

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June 13, 2014 5:49:04 PM

Grab a temperature monitor like HwMonitor. But honestly all PCs get warm/hot during high intensity games, mine included. I have a 8320 and a GTX 770 in a Corsair 200r. If your temperatures are not through the roof then don't worry about it!
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June 13, 2014 5:49:21 PM

You can get some improvement by adjusting your cables for better airflow but you really should get a CPU cooler. The stock ones AMD provide just dont cut it. They are extremely loud and dont really move the air towards the outside of the case very well.
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June 13, 2014 5:51:12 PM

czar357 said:
You can get some improvement by adjusting your cables for better airflow but you really should get a CPU cooler. The stock ones AMD provide just dont cut it. They are extremely loud and dont really move the air towards the outside of the case very well.


Ah yes, I do use a Hyper 212 Evo with my 8320 since the stock one sounded like a jet engine was taking off. However, if he keeps it at stock clock and the sound is not too loud / doesn't bother him than I cannot suggest the purchase. You could also work on cleaning up some of those cables.
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June 13, 2014 8:26:02 PM

jaytechgaming said:
Grab a temperature monitor like HwMonitor. But honestly all PCs get warm/hot during high intensity games, mine included. I have a 8320 and a GTX 770 in a Corsair 200r. If your temperatures are not through the roof then don't worry about it!
thanks for your help it really will help me!!

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June 13, 2014 8:39:51 PM

I underclock my AMD CPUs by one notch in the AMD Catalyst Control Center during summer. Just search for CPU Power in the Search Box or look for Power Section then CPU power under it.
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