Chassis Upgrade: Advice Needed!

Hi :hello:

i have this case http://www.asus.com/Chassis/Mid_Tower/TAK5/#specifications for about 3 years now. I find it pretty small since i have installed a new GPU (GTX 560 non-ti) and an after market CPU fan (bigger than the stock one). The free space is smaller now and i think that the cooling is not so good in there with 2 fans(one back and one in the front). The GPU reaches 80+ C when playing Witcher 2 and 70+ C when playing Battlefield 3. My motherboard is this http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5KPLAM_EPU/#specifications and i would like to know if it can be installed in my new case. The cases i think i am going to buy are these http://www.aerocool.com.tw/index.php/products/30-pgsv/21-vs9 and http://www.aerocool.com.tw/index.php/products/chassis/30-pgsv/195-vx-r-advance . What do you think of them? Will the MOBO fit in there? I chose these cause in the first one i can install up to 7 fans and both of them are bigger than mine. Is it worth the upgrade? Will the temperatures fall and have a cooler system?

Also I am going to raise some money and buy in 1 year one new MOBO(some that will have a good price and support i5 2500k) , CPU (i5 2500k i think or a better one) and RAMs.

P.S. Before giving me any other recommendation please keep in mind that i am not rich. :)
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  1. Neither am I. I recommend if your games play without artifacts, bluescreens, or lock ups, you leave it alone until your next build. I've heard horror stories about case transfers that go wrong; boards not posting, etc. If your card is truly overheating, then you'll get one of the above symptoms. So if everything runs smoothly, don't worry about temps. 80c is warm but not that unusual. Changing to a larger case might lower the temp about 5 degrees celcius or you might not get it running again. Those new Intel cpus and video cards give off alot of heat. I personally would live with some heat than listen to noisy fans at full speed. But it's up to you.
  2. 70C is fine for bf3, most gpus top out at 95+ in this case 99C, so you are fine.

    http://www.geforce.co.uk/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-560/specifications
  3. o1die said:
    Neither am I. I recommend if your games play without artifacts, bluescreens, or lock ups, you leave it alone until your next build. I've heard horror stories about case transfers that go wrong; boards not posting, etc. If your card is truly overheating, then you'll get one of the above symptoms. So if everything runs smoothly, don't worry about temps. 80c is warm but not that unusual. Changing to a larger case might lower the temp about 5 degrees celcius or you might not get it running again. Those new Intel cpus and video cards give off alot of heat. I personally would live with some heat than listen to noisy fans at full speed. But it's up to you.


    ok thanks for the advice
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