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pc upgrade questions

#1ElJeffayPosted 9/3/2013 3:16:36 PM
Hello all,
I have been struggling with heat issues on my current configuration. Although performance is not too bad, I'm sure I can manage a considerable increase in performance with 500 dollars. I currently have:
fx-6100 bulldozer @3.3ghz
10 gigs ddr3 ram @1300mhz
basic hp motherboard
gtx560 ti
600 corsair psu
1.5 gb hdd

My temps while playing most games for some reason gets to over 80c (way too high I believe) and idles at around 35-40c. My cpu gets ridiculously hot and I only have stock cooling. I was thinking of getting a case, new mobo, cpu and ram for 500$ and one that I would not have to upgrade much. Is this possible?
What I was thinking of getting:
NZXT Phantom 410 mid case
Corsair vengeance 8GB ddr3 1600mhz
Asus P8Z77 Atx intel mobo
core i5-3570K
Is this ok and are there conflicts with this? Any suggestions? I am not an expert so any alternatives would be very helpful. Thanks a lot guys....
#2VIP86Posted 9/3/2013 3:27:11 PM
Try a aftermarket heatsink and see what happens first before you get a completely new setup.
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#3ElJeffay(Topic Creator)Posted 9/3/2013 3:36:00 PM
thanks for the reply. The problem is is that there is literally no space. Everything is so crammed that there is such poor circulation. Would the case mentioned be enough to solve this? or the old mobo?
#4VIP86Posted 9/3/2013 3:57:24 PM
It depends on the what the case is. I've read that even if you don't do any cable management whatsoever, it doesn't make the insides that much hotter. As long as there is air flow through the case onto the parts is all that matters.
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DESKTOP--i5-3570K| ASUS P8Z77-V| ASUS DCUII 670| CORSAIR XMS3 8GB| CORSAIR 400R| INTEL 520 180GB| NOCTUA NH-D14| CORSAIR AX750
#5VIP86Posted 9/3/2013 3:58:41 PM
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#6ElJeffay(Topic Creator)Posted 9/3/2013 4:02:15 PM
sounds good! would an i5 be a good choice with the mobo? I would like to upgrade in general to get better performance. Would there be any improvements from a bulldozer to an i5-3570K?
#7VIP86Posted 9/3/2013 4:08:06 PM
Yeah, you wouldn't need an i7 unless you were doing editing and stuff. For gaming, an i5 will be good. I read some benchmarks comparing the two, and the 3570k is a bit better.
Although, since you were completely upgrading, why not go for the new 4670k? When I was looking on doing another build, places have the 3570k around 190, and the 4670k around 200. Motherboards are usually around the same price for last gen and current gen as well.
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DESKTOP--i5-3570K| ASUS P8Z77-V| ASUS DCUII 670| CORSAIR XMS3 8GB| CORSAIR 400R| INTEL 520 180GB| NOCTUA NH-D14| CORSAIR AX750
#8BeefCastlePosted 9/3/2013 4:25:38 PM
try reapplying thermal paste to the cpu, i've had similar issues and that solved it for me.
#9ElJeffay(Topic Creator)Posted 9/3/2013 4:28:49 PM
thanks much for the help! Would I also need a new windows 7? I heard that if you install a new mobo u have to get a new windows license. I got mine from an hp and I don't know if that would transfer.
#10VIP86Posted 9/3/2013 4:31:08 PM
I think you can use the same one, you would have to call microsoft support and let them know that you rebuilt your computer or something like that.
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DESKTOP--i5-3570K| ASUS P8Z77-V| ASUS DCUII 670| CORSAIR XMS3 8GB| CORSAIR 400R| INTEL 520 180GB| NOCTUA NH-D14| CORSAIR AX750