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[Homebuilt] I'd like a new cpu cooler or good upgrades.

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November 7, 2012 2:26:36 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 50-500$ on stuff with shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Software coding and movie watching

Are you buying a monitor: No



Parts to Upgrade: CPU Cooler, video card, etc ?

Do you need to buy OS: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, ebay, ncix, directcanada

Location: Drummondville/Quebec/Canada/

Parts Preferences: Any

Overclocking: Yes maybe, I'd like it

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Hello, I would like to know if there are some upgrades that could be nice to do on my system. First, I think that my CPU is heating a little bit because I can see the temp going to ~80 degrees sometime when gaming.

This is my system:

Case: ANtec nine hundred two with max fans
Power supply: Antec 750W
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 x64
Motherboard: P8Z77-V LK
CPU: Intel i7-3770K
GPU: Evga Geforce GTX 560
MEMORY: 4x4 GB G.skills sniper @ 2133MHz
SSD: Mushkin deluxe 240GB
HD: 1.5GB Western Digital green



And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I'm upgrading because I'd like to get the best of my system as I know that I've got a good CPU in my hands and some extra money to spend off.
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November 7, 2012 2:38:18 AM

Do you mean 80 degrees Celsius?
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November 7, 2012 3:36:32 AM

That's pretty darn hot. You really want your processor to be around 65 MAX. Did you seat the cooler properly when you built the computer?
November 7, 2012 11:26:09 AM

Deemo13 said:
That's pretty darn hot. You really want your processor to be around 65 MAX. Did you seat the cooler properly when you built the computer?

Well I used the original thermal paste that was on the oem heatskink from Intel. All I did was to put the cpu in his socket then put the heatsink (with the small layer or thermal coumpound from intel on it)
Oh and sorry for my english, I use to speak french.
What are your recommandatons about my whole hardware ?
Thank you
November 7, 2012 1:13:31 PM

Any advices to improve my hardware?

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November 7, 2012 5:09:49 PM
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I mean upgrading is based on preference. I haven't upgraded my GTX460 because I don't mind the settings I am playing at.

If you want higher performance, then by all means go for an upgrade. If you are content, save up for a whole system upgrade later.
November 7, 2012 7:18:09 PM

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