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I'm wondering what choice I should make

I am going to make a upgrade in the near future, and I am wondering if I should first upgrade my CPU heatsink, My case (I have a terrible PSU with lots of cables and its very cluttered in my case), or my PSU.

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  1. What do you have for a PSU, GPU, case and heatsink?
  2. I have a cheap 750W Chinese PSU, my GPU is a Powercolor HD 7950, I have no clue what my case is (Its a mid-tower case) and a stock i7 3770 non k heatsink
  3. SlimmerthanShady said:
    I am going to make a upgrade in the near future, and I am wondering if I should first upgrade my CPU heatsink, My case (I have a terrible PSU with lots of cables and its very cluttered in my case), or my PSU.

    Thanks


    What PSU do you have? You never want to go cheap on your PSU, not to mention a "terrible" one. The Case is generally for appearence and is least important (Unless it has bad airflow), and the heatsink will make a difference depending on what CPU you have...

    I would like to say 1. PSU (Allows future upgrades in general), 2.Heatsink, 3.Case

    However, I still need to know the actual parts you have.

    Edit: Posted at the same time.
  4. Don't bother with the heatsikn cuz you cant overclock non-k parts. PSU seems fine and the GPU too if you get decent fps. Maybe your case?
  5. How hot does you CPU generally get, and what's your airflow like on the case?
  6. Idle my CPU temps are ~38, 36,40,39 I don't think the airflow is the best in my case. There are alot of wires so the airflow is restricted, I can almost guarantee that.
  7. I would like to do youtube and start rendering video, but the problem is the CPU gets to around 100 degrees Celsius during the render process.
  8. That means your CPU is getting to exactly water boiling point... so forget the PSU. I would say you need some sort of cooler for your CPU, and perhaps add a few fans.

    I'm thinking you want:
    -CPU heatsink
    -Case
    -Psu
  9. The only thing is my case is to small for a big air cooler such as the Cooler Master hyper 212 evo and other good heatsinks. The only thing that can fit in my case is a liquid cooler kit. I would really like to stay away from liquid coolers because there is always a chance it can damage another part.
  10. Water coolers are meant to work, but anything that breaks basically ruins your system... plus the company you might complain to can complain on you.

    Liquid cooler are generally expensive, so you may think about upgrading your case and heatsink at the same time if possible. If you don't have the money, I strongly recommend saving some to do this.
  11. I am looking at this case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CJ2hiuPWzb8CFQwDaQodql8AGw&Item=N82E16811146114&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Computer+Cases-_-N82E16811146114&ef_id=U8h0AwAAAPNypREo:20140718011030:s

    Also looking at the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo for the CPU cooler

    A grand total of ~$120 if I get the CPU cooler on eBay.

    Do you think this is a good decision?
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    Honestly, I think it's the best thing to do. If that's the case/cooler you want, I would go for it. Your CPU is at dangerously high temperatures, which would cost you $300 if something happened. If I were in your position, I would go with the case/cooler combo, though you can always go with a water cooler if that's something you want to do (I'm just scared of leaks :p)
  13. I'm the same way about the water cooler
  14. Oh yeah, and check this case out. My brother uses it and loves it, so it may be something you like. It's up to you though, you can get some really nice cases for around $80

    http://www.corsair.com/en-us/graphite-series-230t-windowed-compact-mid-tower-case

    It is "compact", which you did say you're trying to stay away from. I think it's a pretty large case, plus it comes with some fans.
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