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Hi guys. I just want to check if these temperatures are normal or i have to get some cooling system.

This is what i got
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3Lxdvn

When i play games CPU temperature goes over 75°C and GPU around 70°C , the glass side of the case gets really hot. I was wondering if you could recommend something to lower these temperatures, and is it time to change CPU thermal paste maybe, it's been two years now.

These are the non-gaming temperatures:
http://prntscr.com/l2tiaj
http://prntscr.com/l2till

Thanks in advance.
 
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Your components are not human, and they are meant to be able to deal with these temperatures.
CPU might be a little on the higher side, but with a stock cooler and the immense amount of resources that GTX 1080 is demanding from it, it would seem typical.
 
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You seriously paired a i3 with a GTX 1080
 
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The MoBo / CPu choice is a bit low budget compared to the case / GFX card choice and.

But with a stock cooler, those temps are well within expected parameters and the GPU is well below the throttling point. Im not quite sure where this mindset has come from, but you don't get extra points for having greater headroom. If temps are below 80C you are more than fine.
 
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GPU seems fine. I don't know of too many that can't handle 70C, and many others that it's typical for. CPU is definitely high, but not scary high. Maybe higher than it aught to be ideally, but it'll still run that way for years to come.

That case looks like it has decent airflow, just from a glance. What is your fan setup like? That would be my first area. If the GPU cooler has no cool air to suck in, it can't do it's job. Worse yet if the case has negative pressure, all of the hot air being pushed out is immediately getting sucked back in somewhere nearby. Same for the CPU HSF. Improving sub-optimal case airflow can significantly improve temps. If you've already got enough of your fan spots occupied (in your case 3 front intake and top/rear exhaust,) you may want to play with your fan curves.

If you're running the stock cooler, might consider a minor upgrade. Scythe makes some really good single-mid and dual-tower coolers that don't cost a whole lot. You do not need to spend a lot, here.

Though honestly, if you're asking whether you need to upgrade... ...the answer is no. But if peace of mind is going to be an issue, go for it. Depends on what seeing those numbers go down is worth to you I guess... ...or how much noise/room heating you can tolerate.
 

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Also, how many exhaust fans on that case? I see 3 intake fans.
 
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Didn't even think of that, though I guess it isn't that unusual to see people running only the stock fans. Even one rear exhaust would probably make a big difference in that case. Would just need something pulling hot air away from that CPU cooler.
 
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From a quick search his case doesn’t have any Exhaust fans only 3x Intakes
 

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From a quick search his case doesn’t have any Exhaust fans only 3x Intakes
If so, then an unnatural amount of heat is building up, only passively escaping. It explains the glass getting so hot.

OP, install at least one exhaust fan at the rear, and maybe even one on top of you wish, and I think your temperatures will go down a bit.

What is your room ambient temperature? Where are you located?
 
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No wonder it's at 75c, that's a dual core being pushed to the maximum at all times likely since he paired it with a 1080.
 

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No wonder it's at 75c, that's a dual core being pushed to the maximum at all times likely since he paired it with a 1080.
That is likely also part of the equation.
 
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No wonder it's at 75c, that's a dual core being pushed to the maximum at all times likely since he paired it with a 1080.
This as well. That CPU will constantly hit 100% usage in game which will take up the temp along with the poor ventilation
 

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Hi guys. I just want to check if these temperatures are normal or i have to get some cooling system.

This is what i got
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3Lxdvn

When i play games CPU temperature goes over 75°C and GPU around 70°C , the glass side of the case gets really hot. I was wondering if you could recommend something to lower these temperatures, and is it time to change CPU thermal paste maybe, it's been two years now.

These are the non-gaming temperatures:
http://prntscr.com/l2tiaj
http://prntscr.com/l2till

Thanks in advance.
Temperatures are fine. You could add more fans to the case to improve airflow, but otherwise, I wouldn't worry about it unless you are experiencing crashes. You have about 20c on the CPU (95c before throttle) and 13c on the GPU (as shown in your pictures) before they actually overheat, so don't worry about it too much, really. Both parts will slow themselves to keep temperatures in check, and that will prevent any damage to your parts for sure.

Storm in a tea kettle, really.


Now, if you want to overclock, then you may want to improve airflow, but for stock frequencies on CPU and GPU, everything is well within limits, and performing well, I'd say.
 

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Wow i didn't expect this much answers :) Thanks!
I'm new to this board so i didn't know where to put specs

Well i recently bought this GPU, that's why the mainboard and CPU are a bit illogical, and i didn't buy it for gaming, but i thought i could play a game or two without having to worry that it'll burn down :)

Actually, this is my case, and i attached the image of the insides of the case


Are you suggesting to buy another CPU, and if so which one?
I don't have any coolers to take out the air, perhaps that's the first one to do?


Ambient temperature is around 22 °C.
 

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No rear exhaust and solid top, absolute nightmare for an AIB cooler. And it's only gonna get worse with a betttter CPU since that 1080 is not being utilized well with an i3. Right now it's within the margin, but mainly cause the 1080 is not at full stretch.
 
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I'm taking it that this picture is from the assembly process, a power connector is connected to this graphics card, and your monitor is plugged into the back of it...


...right?
 

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No rear exhaust and solid top, absolute nightmare for an AIB cooler. And it's only gonna get worse with a betttter CPU since that 1080 is not being utilized well with an i3. Right now it's within the margin, but mainly cause the 1080 is not at full stretch.
What do you suggest?

I'm taking it that this picture is from the assembly process, a power connector is connected to this graphics card, and your monitor is plugged into the back of it...


...right?
Yes this is when i transfered all components in this new case, couple of days ago
 
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put a rear exhaust fan and cut the top for a top exhaust one too.
 
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you really need to get one of those front fans on the back; the top one, with leaving the bottom two for air to the gpu. i'm sure a few experts will nit pick but generally you remove heat, not cool it down. thermal dynamics 101: heat is attracted to cold.

what TIM did you use on that stock heatsink? if you used what intel puts on it, any decent 3rd party TIM will have better results. i favor NT-1 but MX or a few others will work just as well for the cpu.

also what voltage(s) are set in the bios? you could be getting more than necessary for a locked chip. for giggles i've undervolted all my lock chips, because thats about all the tweaking one can do. that will help.

though you may want to consider a CM 212+EVO or other inexpensive heatsink - there are many. they will far exceed what that little stock one handles.

those are my thoughts, have at them if you wish. :)
 
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75°c and 70°c for CPU and GPU and that's edit: "scary" :laugh: high? :rolleyes:

well mine are more 67°c and 61°c but with a Intel stock cooler 70°c is a feat even on a i3 ...
 

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put a rear exhaust fan and cut the top for a top exhaust one too.
Can i just transfer one of the fans from the front on the back?

Since I will probably mess things up by cutting the case, what about this one?
https://ms-start.com/en/ms-falcon-pro-gaming-case-with-blue-led-fans.aspx

you really need to get one of those front fans on the back; the top one, with leaving the bottom two for air to the gpu. i'm sure a few experts will nit pick but generally you remove heat, not cool it down. thermal dynamics 101: heat is attracted to cold.

what TIM did you use on that stock heatsink? if you used what intel puts on it, any decent 3rd party TIM will have better results. i favor NT-1 but MX or a few others will work just as well for the cpu.

also what voltage(s) are set in the bios? you could be getting more than necessary for a locked chip. for giggles i've undervolted all my lock chips, because thats about all the tweaking one can do. that will help.

though you may want to consider a CM 212+EVO or other inexpensive heatsink - there are many. they will far exceed what that little stock one handles.

those are my thoughts, have at them if you wish. :)
I attached images from the BIOS, but i'm not sure about the TIM

75°c and 70°c for CPU and GPU and that's edit: "scary" :laugh: high? :rolleyes:

well mine are more 67°c and 61°c but with a Intel stock cooler 70°c is a feat even on a i3 ...
Well It was much lower before I transfered all in this new case, and added this GPU, so i thought it's better to consult the experts before things go sideways
 

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You seriously paired a i3 with a GTX 1080
I just added 1080 on top of current configuration, before that it was 550Ti. What CPU would you suggest?
 
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Bump to i5 6600 is all you need, but your temps are fine
 
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