Originally Posted by icehotshot
At the OP: Your psu is going to run warmer under higher loads like gaming. I would say everything seems normal.
What are you using to check the temps? Because if you can touch your psu then it is most likely not over it's temperature limit.
Just my hand, I've never bothered to check PSU temps before and I just noticed it by accident. And yeah it only gets warm when I am playing games or doing something video extensive.
Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm
With the two 580's you're running at pretty much max output for the PSU...the 650 watts is the peak output and not sustained.
The good news is that means it is probably running as efficiently as possible. The bad news is that it might be running warm. It shouldn't be too how to touch though. You may want to prop another fan in there blowing on it.
This is assuming that it is getting warm when you are under a load on the GPUs...if it is hot at idle then there is something wrong. Something very wrong if the PSU built in fan is working normally.
Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf
review i saw on the psu said it hit 50c so might be normal when the psu is fully loaded down 50c is 122f so it will feel hot to the touch and the air will be hot his case and airflow can make the psu run hotter also.
Yeah the air coming out of it is very warm. I have my a/c on and the air at the corner is still warm compared to the rest of the room lol.
Thanks for all the input everyone. The heat caught me by surprise and got me a bit concerned
I will probably upgrade my PSU sometime soon, in case I go tri SLI.Edited by Nethermir - 6/10/13 at 2:10pm