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March 2, 2010 11:40:44 PM

just bought a new gaming pc. I bought the parts from newegg and assembled is myself. i just shut it down after installing all of the drivers when I noticed the top of the case was warm. I opened the case and felt the PSU and it was warm.

anybody know why its a little hot?
her is my rig.

MB:
ASUS M4A785-M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$74.99
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CPU:
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$155.99
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PSU:
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$69.99

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$79.99
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CASE:
COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$73.98

VIDEO:
EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$134.99
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CD/DVD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HP Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA 24X Multiformat DVD Burner LightScribe Support - Retail
$30.99

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March 3, 2010 1:54:04 AM

What's your CPU temps? If you need software check out RealTemp: http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/

How's your cable management? Do you have good airflow inside the case?

Try taking the side of the case off and running with it on it's side so any heat should leave and not get into the PSU. Does it get as hot?
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March 3, 2010 7:59:28 PM

Anything using electricity is going to generate heat. You say the PSU is "WARM" - by this do you mean it feels warm to touch and leave your hand in contact ? or does it get so hot that you have to move your hand away ?

Most important thing to check is your CPU temps and system temps where possible.
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March 3, 2010 8:25:12 PM

+1^ You say warm, thats normal. touch the bottom of your cpu heatsink while your comps on, if the top your case feels like that, then worry.
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March 3, 2010 8:30:17 PM

actually thats a bad comparison.....sorry, a car bonnet on a hot summers day!, then really worry!
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March 3, 2010 11:08:20 PM

Hey guys, thanks for taking your time to help me.
I did some googling and found out that the issue was from the default 6-pin power connector for the video card that has two molex on the end. so instead I connected the 6 pin pci-E connector to the video card. nice and cool. all my temps are about 80-85F.
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