48 months ago
a while ago i made a mistake of being too lazy to build a system and bought a store computer
however i think it comes with some decent parts so i decided to change some things i knew needed improvement
came with a M5A97 Evo R2 motherboard
Fx-8300 cpu (upgraded cpu fan) OC to 4 ghz
r7 240 2gb --->upgraded to EVGA GTX 970
the fan upgrade kept the cpu from going dangerously hot, but i needed to mess with the fan speed to truly get it cooled down.
my video card also runs at 80C when playing a heavy game (fallout 4) (card sits at the very bottom of the case with fan pointing to the bottom, small case)
so my question is, do i need to upgrade the case for better cooling?? i would hate to wear out any parts out sooner because i constantly need to keep the fans running high due to poor airflow on the case. it has two outlets with only the rear having an exhaust fan out.
i was eying the Antec Three Hundred Two Mid Tower PC Computer Case