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Will my system be too hot?

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Last response: in Overclocking
January 14, 2013 3:30:02 AM

Hi all,

I use my computer to play video games. Recently I've decided to leap out of the stone age with my AGP graphics card and single core AMD Athlon 3300+ and order the parts for a new PC. The video card I ordered is "factory overclocked at 1071MHz which is 146MHz higher than the reference card." I did not realize that I had purchased an overclocked card until now, but I don't mind, so long as there are no issues. And that's why I'm here: will I need additional cooling beyond the fan in the case if I'm trying to use max settings and 1280x1024 on Skyrim or more demanding games? If not, will I need more cooling if I buy a monitor capable of resolutions greater than 1280x1024 and try to use them?

Video Card:
EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti (2GB) overclocked

Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Mid Tower

Corsair CX500 V2 CX Series (500 Watts)

ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

DVD Drive:
I don't remember, nothing fancy.

Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 MHz

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB

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a b K Overclocking
January 14, 2013 4:00:45 AM

No need to worry about your card overheating. It's factory overclocked so it should be fine. Looks like your case only has one exhaust fan. It could be worth better cooler to add an intake fan in the front.