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I am thinking of switching from my 8150 to an i5 3570k, but i dont know if this will really benefit me much while gaming. In addition to this i was wondering if I could get by with a 650 Watt power supply [Nex 650], because i know my current HX 1050 is way overkill [could i get by with my current 8150 AND possible future i5?]. If I switch to an i5 i would probably throw in an h100i to cool it and OC it a bit.

One reason i am thinking of making this switch is due to the heat that my PC produces, it heats up the room sooooo fast and in the summer makes it unbearable. Would this upgrade/switch from 8150 to i5 reduce the heat output of my computer? If not, is there any way to reduce the heat output from my PC?

What upgrade do you think my pc needs [sig rig]?

Not to interested in the 7xx series or Haswell personally, I intend to tough it out until AMD's refresh late 2013.
Edited by Born For TDM - 5/18/13 at 6:27am
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Switching to 3570K from an 8150 will require changing the motherboard. So I dont see any reason why you shouldnt get Haswell instead of Ivy Bridge. Unless price is an issue.

You can also upgrade to an 8350 and avoid buying a new motherboard. That way, you can also upgrade to whatever AMD releases next without changing motherboard, provided that it is still on the AM3+ socket. 8350 performs very similar to the 3570K. But its true that in some games, the 3570K gets somewhat more frames.

As for PSU, I ran the 1090T rig in my sig with a two year old Thermaltake 500W without any hitches. The 3570K should be fine with a quality 500W unit, and 650W should prepare your rig even for SLI if you ever consider going down that road. Cant say anything about that particular Nex 650W unit though.

As for the heat issues, I noticed improvements in both thermals and acoustics after I upgraded to my current rig from the 1090T build. But it was never unbearable with the previous system. 8150 is a step up from a 1090T so it should produce even lesser heat than a 1090T. Maybe something is wrong with your computer. Someone else will have to help you with this since I cannot.
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hmm i shall look into the 8350, thanks.
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For the heat issues, try to undervolt you CPU a bit if you are running at stock clocks, since the stock voltage is much more than nessesary so even the crappy chips can handle stock frequencies.

Try to put your case near the window and make sure the exhaust goes out of the window.

The i5 (77W) will only produce about half the heat as your 8150 (125W), but your video card will still produce a bit less than 200W of heat.

You PSU is indeed an overkill, a 650W is enough to handle a i5 and a 660Ti, and it will even be able to power another 660Ti if you do a SLI later on.

Here's a PSU power calculator: http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

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Thanks a lot, bookmarking that PSU calc. I should join the overkill PSU club haha.
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