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AM I safe atm or should I upgrade my cooling?

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July 17, 2014 8:19:12 AM

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Just bought a relative cheap pc, so I think my cooling system could Use an upgrade ?
During the stresstest with prime 95, the temps are a bit higher(1-3°C) then what I useally have during intensive gaming.

If so, please recommend some decent low budget cooling systems :) 

case: Sharkoon VS3-S ATX (427 mm x 190 mm x 420 mm)
power: modular 750 watt Energon Power with 14cm fan
cpu: AMD FX-8350 8-Core 8x4.0GHz AM3+ 16MB cache 125 watt
gpu: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB GDDR5
MB: ASRock 980DE3/U3S3 AM3+ ATX
ram: 8GB (2x4GB) PC3-12800 1600Mhz DDR3

Budget: well I don't mind noise, so just as cheap as possible

Thanks

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a b 4 Gaming
July 17, 2014 8:23:58 AM

System specs? and budget?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 17, 2014 8:25:09 AM

Prime95 is designed to max out your CPU, so higher temps are to be expected. If you're normally hitting 70C during normal use, including gaming, it's not dangerous but you should consider upgrading to an aftermarket CPU cooler. Need to know build details to recommend additions.
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July 17, 2014 8:40:09 AM

Edited my specs
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July 17, 2014 9:15:38 AM

volcanoscout said:
This one is cheap ($20), gets good reviews, and is compatible with your system:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...


Thanks for the reply, is it hard to install it ? Do I need like some thermal paste or whatever; Thanks for the reply

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a b 4 Gaming
July 17, 2014 9:34:08 AM

No, installation is pretty straight forward. It's small and light enough that it doesn't need a mobo backplate, so you can install without pulling your mobo out. It will come with various mounting clips and adapters, but out of the box it's set up for your chipset so you won't need to change anything.

It will come with a small package of thermal paste, but I recommend ordering paste when you order the cooler (I linked two good ones below, but there are plenty of other good options). The stock paste is usually crappy and there's usually not enough of it to redo the paste if you mess it up on your first try. There will be instructions included for applying it and there are hundreds of youtube instructionals online.

http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Silver-Thermal-Compound-Gr...

http://www.amazon.com/Innovation-Cooling-Diamond-Therma...
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a b 4 Gaming
July 17, 2014 9:45:03 AM

The Hyper TX3 is one I frequently recommend for people who don't build a lot of PCs and have an already existing one (a lot of people who aren't habitually digging into their PCs are uncomfortable removing motherboards, even temporarily).

If you're worried about safety, I'd replace the PSU when you get a chance - those Energons are bottom-of-the-barrel Huizhou Xin Hui Yuan PSUs that shouldn't be in your PC. PSU is the worst place to skimp on a PC.
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July 18, 2014 1:15:42 PM

DSzymborski said:
The Hyper TX3 is one I frequently recommend for people who don't build a lot of PCs and have an already existing one (a lot of people who aren't habitually digging into their PCs are uncomfortable removing motherboards, even temporarily).

If you're worried about safety, I'd replace the PSU when you get a chance - those Energons are bottom-of-the-barrel Huizhou Xin Hui Yuan PSUs that shouldn't be in your PC. PSU is the worst place to skimp on a PC.


One more question, it's soundless at <50°c cpu but once it reaches 50+ during gaming it kinda makes a lot of noise. Not like it bothers me but will the noise be better with the Cooler Master Hyper TX3 ? thanks for all the advice !
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a b 4 Gaming
July 18, 2014 2:16:19 PM

Yes, the TX3 will be quieter. It's not the quietest cooler on the market, but for $20 it's pretty quiet. Compared to the stock cooler, it's got a bigger and better fin stack and fan which means it won't have to work as hard per C of cooling.
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