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Recently I was playing battlefield 3 with the side case panel open and I felt my psu and it was really hot, and i have noticed that whenever playing games it gets extremely hot, not like my 480 but hot enough that you cant really keep your hand on it for 3 secs. Should I be concerned since I was planning on getting a second 480 but now I might have to also invest in a new psu. Is it dying or overloading because it was way cooler with my gtx 460 before.
Edited by The Pro - 6/20/12 at 6:02pm
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post #2 of 4
I can't speak from experience, but this seems normal to me because of how much power your entire system is pulling from this PSU while playing Battlefield 3, especially in comparison to when you only has the little 460. smile.gif

Also, remember that even 50°C is 122°F.
    
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So, if I get the second 480 it is not going to blow or something.
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Originally Posted by The Pro View Post

So, if I get the second 480 it is not going to blow or something.

With this PSU, it should be fine. However, are you having any performance issues at all? I mean of course, I don't know how hot it really is (except that I know it's not as hot as the 480, which is a good thing).
    
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.384 - 1.392V) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
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Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail Samsung 2253BW (1680 x 1050) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Microsoft Intellimouse Optical (not 1.1A) Basic, but premium round 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail Samsung 2253BW (1680 x 1050) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Microsoft Intellimouse Optical (not 1.1A) Basic, but premium round 
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