Heat and noise issue with my gaming PC

Hello, I have this system and am having heat & noise issue.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (not OCed)
CPU Cooler: Normal stock cooler fan
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 Motherboard
Memory: Cosair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Intel 520 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 4GB Video Card
Case: CM Elite 311 Plus
Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 550W
Optical Drive: Samsung 24X DVD writer SH-S243D
Use: gaming ( BF3, BO2, Dota2, SC2, Skyrim ), Surfing & watching movie.

Should I upgrade (<$700) or build new system (<$1500)? Thank you :D
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  1. There is nothing terribly better than the 2500k, so I say just upgrade.
    Get an aftermarket CPU cooler and try some better/more case fans for the heat issue. Maybe change that PSU out (I've heard nothing but bad things about CM's PSU line.) and if you're one for eye candy, upgrade that 570. Besides that your PC is tiptop.

    Remember to clean the dust out of the case.
  2. Hi dent_89!

    Are you sure that's a GTX 570 with 4 GB of VRAM? EVGA makes the GTX 570 with only 1280 MB of VRAM, so that would probly be a GTX 670.

    +1 to redguy for the aftermarket CPU cooler and another
    +1 for
    Quote:
    Remember to clean the dust out of the case.
  3. use this to check your temp http://www.hwinfo.com/ and it could be the hdd that made noise use this fitness tool for the hdd test http://www.hgst.com/support/downloads/
  4. So the first thing to do is figure out what is running hot and what is making noise and it could be different parts. Also check your case fans, you can unplug them with the side of the case off to test if one has a bearing gone bad etc. With that said the stock CPU cooler and your graphics card will be contributing to noise and heat regardless of other factors.

    If its the stock CPU cooler which it probably is a factor then replace it.
    Cooler Master 212 the cheap solution:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
    Noctua the ultimate cool / quiet solution:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018

    The GTX 570 is another culprit for heat and noise. Showing you GTX 670's because they play the games you listed absolutely wonderful.
    Very quiet card(I have this and run a quiet gaming PC setup) with a $150 game coupon.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125438
    Another decent gtx 670 has the same $150 game coupon:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121707
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