I have recently built my first PC build using an FX6300 and an Asrock 970 Extreme 4. Its been a month now and last week it shutdown on me suddenly.
After reading and doing a lot of research, I came to the conclusion that it is either my PSU(Thermaltake TR2 600W) which failed or my CPU ran too hot as a cause for the shutdown. I monitored my temps using HWmonitor and saw my CPU socket temp was idling at 40-45C and ran upto 62C while running Dota2 (GPU is 7700 if that makes a difference).
I have done prime95 testing for 30 mins and it would reach a stable 64C max before I turn off the workers.
Currently I have a stock cooler and I am assuming this is my problem. In addition, since this is my first build and I followed Logan's tutorial video, not making good contact with the CPU could be a factor.
Can you guys recommend cooling options for this build. My case is the Corsair 300R if that helps with compatibility. I do not really want to spend much over $50 or $60. As long as I am buying an aftercooler, a silent and cool one would be my preference. I have no clue in the realms of watercooling if that is worthwhile for the future, I can consider it.
Any suggestions on my situation would be most appreciated. Thanks