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Do I need more fans/cooling

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June 26, 2014 4:54:40 PM

Hey guys, so I recently just built my first gaming rig :) 

CPU: i5 4670
GPU: GTX 770
HDD: Western Digital 1TB 7200rpm
PSU: Antec 620W High Current Gamer
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A
Case: Corsair Carbide 300R

I live in a very warm area, and the idle temp of my cpu is around 50 degrees Celsius. Should I get an aftermarket cooler or some case fans? And if so how many do I need?

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June 26, 2014 6:02:27 PM

To give you an idea this is the tom's chart for the 8350 stock under load and teh temperatures you can see (they do not have one for your processor but this 125W so you wouldnt see as big of change)
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/-cooler-charts-2013-...

From this the best cooler gets 25 degrees then the stock option when under load, but is still 16 degrees above ambient

The first thing you can try to see if air flow is an issue is take off the side panel of your case, see if this has any noticeable impact (>2 degrees C) on your temps, if so then you can use some more airflow in the case, if not then the cooler might need to be upgraded.
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June 26, 2014 6:26:29 PM

cpu cooler!
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