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post #1 of 59
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Hey guys new here. My pc is overheating while gaming and I'm sick of it. I was thinking of getting a gaming case to solve this as I've heard their cooler. However I've worked out that it is actually my psu that is over heating. If I went and got just a psu would that solve the problem or am I best getting both a gaming case and psu too? Many thanks.
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post #2 of 59
I would go with both,a case and psu.but i would start with a psu.
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post #3 of 59
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OK thanks my local does deals with gaming cases and psu's I was going to go there. Also what is the minimum watts I should go for? I was thinking at least 500 would that be right?
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post #4 of 59
500w is good,and are you sure it's overheating and nothing else?and if it is in fact overheating ,pull the side panel off for additional cooling.
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post #5 of 59
If your overheating I don"t think your case is to blame.

Are you running a stock or after market heatsink?

Have you tried cleaning the dust out of your computer and cpu heatsink?
post #6 of 59
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I don't get what you mean by the heatsink. The case isn't dusty. I've also heard that if you open the case and leave the side pannel off it can actually make it worse if that's what your talking bout.
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post #7 of 59
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Originally Posted by roses_108 View Post
I don't get what you mean by the heatsink. The case isn't dusty. I've also heard that if you open the case and leave the side pannel off it can actually make it worse if that's what your talking bout.
heatsink sits on top on the cpu to cool it,and untrue about the side panel off making it worse.
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post #8 of 59
If I were shopping for a new PSU I'd at least consider a 750W. That would give you the overhead to eventually run more than 1 graphics card and the difference in price from a 500W probably wouldn't be significant. Whatever you do, make sure you get a quality brand/model of power supply.
Edited by BillOhio - 12/22/10 at 11:51pm
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post #9 of 59
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OK then yes I believe I have a heatsink in there then/.
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500gig Sata internal. 320 WD External DVD RW x16 Windows 7 Aerocool 600watts. 
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AMD Athalon 64 X2 5600 AM2 2.9GHz x2 Asrock (N68-S UCC) AM2+ mATX Motherboard. Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 4gig 
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post #10 of 59
here is a guide to show u how to clean inside your pc:http://www.wikihow.com/Clean-the-Inside-of-a-Computer

and here is a guide on cleaning and replacing thermal paste on your heatsink:http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...e-tim-gpu.html
Edited by AMOCO - 12/22/10 at 11:56pm
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB. Toshiba (500GB.) Hitachi Deskstar (500GB.) WD Ultra Passport 
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Samsung DVD Burner 24X SH-224DB/BEBE Cooler Master Hyper T4 Windows 10 Pro x64 Samsung S23A350H 23" 1080p 
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