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February 3, 2012 1:40:18 AM

Hi everyone,

I've recently bought a new computer (minus the hard drive, monitor, os, keyboard, mouse..) and upon putting it together, I find the fans are obnoxiously loud, especially when running any game.

There is a fan in the power supply, the heatsink, the video card has 2 fans, and there is also a large fan on the back and front of the case. All fans are functioning, it's just the sound is incredibly loud. Nothing is obstructing the case, but the case does seem to heat up very quickly.

Here are the specs:

Coolermaster Elite 335 Black ATX Mid Tower Case 4X5.25 6X3.5INT 1X3.5EXT
500W PSU
Gigabyte 970A-D3 AMD970 ATX AM3+ DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI RAID SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard
Patriot Viper Xtreme 8GB 2X4GB DDR3 1866MHZ PC3-15000 9-11-9-27 1.65V XMP Ready Desktop Memory Kit x2
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 6 Core Processor 3.3GHZ Socket AM3 Retail Box
Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 Windforce 820MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI Display Port PCI-E Video Card

Running on all stock settings, I see no reason for the desktop to be heating up the way it is, it just doesn't make sense.

Any help is appreciated, thanks.
February 3, 2012 1:43:24 AM

Have you monitored your temps using Realtemp, Core Temp, speed fan or others?

If so, post idle cpu temps and 100% load cpu temps.

Also post GPU temps running Furmark.
February 3, 2012 1:49:54 AM

Sounds like a bad PSU problem.

I have seen it before that PSUs that can't handle the strain cause fans to run at max.

What is the maker/model of the 500w PSU that you have in the case?

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February 3, 2012 1:50:35 AM

and make/model of the PSU
February 3, 2012 1:50:44 AM

I think he got it with the case (Cooler Master :(  )
February 3, 2012 1:57:02 AM

PSU did come with the case, and does seem to get pretty hot. It's a "Thermal Master" ATX 12V 500W power supply.
February 3, 2012 1:58:58 AM

It could very easily be a bad PSU problem.

You may want to try getting an XFX 550w PSU instead.
February 3, 2012 2:00:05 AM

Can you test it by using another PSU? Or are you limited to just that one?

(I mean: do you happen to have another PSU... Oh... just laying around?)
February 3, 2012 2:00:26 AM

Raiddinn said:
It could very easily be a bad PSU problem.

You may want to try getting an XFX 550w PSU instead.


thanks, i'll try that. Also gonna add another 120mm fan to the front, see if that helps. Was wary to get a case with a PSU included, the cable the PSU came with was really thin and got really hot as well.
February 3, 2012 2:00:58 AM

vollman1 said:
Can you test it by using another PSU? Or are you limited to just that one?


I'll get the XFX 550w PSU, and post back my results.

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February 3, 2012 2:02:44 AM
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Even if it isn't the PSU, it is still probably a good idea to get a better one.

Edit:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/309354-28-thermal-mas...
February 3, 2012 2:03:15 AM

Pop the side of the case off. Feel for heat. Once you locate the source of the heat, you can deal with that problem. If its the CPU, its probably not thermally connected to the fan or the fan isn't sinked properly.

You can also look for airflow obstructions which could cause the heat issue as air is unable to move through the case.
February 3, 2012 2:04:34 AM

bak0n said:
Pop the side of the case off. Feel for heat. Once you locate the source of the heat, you can deal with that problem. If its the CPU, its probably not thermally connected to the fan or the fan isn't sinked properly.

You can also look for airflow obstructions which could cause the heat issue as air is unable to move through the case.


When hot, CPU heatsink is basically cold to the touch. PSU has large amounts of heat coming out the back, so i'm guessing it's causing everything else to work overtime, probably because of it being a low quality PSU.

And I really think it's the PSU. after doing some research. Thermal Master must be one of the worst PSU brands out there, and coolermaster just throws it in cause it's cheap i guess.
February 3, 2012 2:05:55 AM

Aim a big AC oscillating fan in the case. See if that helps.
February 3, 2012 2:07:39 AM

I have read others saying that the actual wattage of some (all?) Cooler Master PSUs is less than what they are listed as :( 
February 3, 2012 2:09:45 AM

Good choice.
February 3, 2012 2:29:57 AM

rebate good in Canada also?
February 3, 2012 2:33:24 AM

nice!!!
February 3, 2012 2:35:26 AM

Isn't it the same thing except cheaper? lol
February 3, 2012 2:36:56 AM

Looks the same to me :) 
February 3, 2012 2:37:53 AM

don't think it comes with the carrying case though. OH NO!

Alright, I ordered the 600W one and a 120mm case fan. Let's HOPE that solves the problem.

Lesson learned: Don't buy a cheap case, but if you do, don't buy a cheap case with an included PSU...
February 3, 2012 2:44:06 AM

lol

Edit: The case has the mod cables in it. It wiil probably come to :) 
February 3, 2012 2:47:02 AM

vollman1 said:
lol

Edit: The case has the mod cables in it. It wiil probably come to :) 


Lol. Thanks for all your help, appreciate it. Good thing I didn't let the computer go too long or i likely would be replacing more than my PSU
February 3, 2012 2:47:51 AM

For Real! Good luck with the new PSU.
February 3, 2012 2:50:41 AM

Best answer selected by matthieublack.
February 3, 2012 12:02:20 PM

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