Hey so I'm a guy that built a pc kind of in a rush and made a lot of mistakes because my local provider didn't have some specific parts and I really needed a pc for school because my old laptop broke down. I don't think my build ended up too bad, even though I know I made some crucial mistakes and tried to save money on stupid stuff that I realized later. I will start by listing my parts though!
- AMD FX-8350
- Gigabyte motherboard 990XA-UD3
- Kingston 8gb 1600mhz ram
- Kingston SSD V300 60GB
- Gigabyte GTX760 OC 2GB
- NOX Urano 650W Powersupply
- Seagate HDD 1TB
(and the parts I cheaped out on)
- NOX Coolbay SX
- Thermaltake cooler contac 39
- Asus monitor 21.5" VE228DR
Totaled to about 940€
My question is, what should I do to upgrade it? I live in a hot place (Spain - Barcelona) and even with not alot of stuff going on, my pc seems to heat up quite a bit, and I don´t really want to damage anything. Plus there are several glaring issues that should be solved, but I´m not sure about the right way to go about it.
First off the aftermarket cooler is nice BUT because of the case size and how the upper part isn´t removable, and its an amd build I had to mount it so that the coolers pointed upwards like this. It also fits pretty tight in the case and pretty much touches the panel.
Secondly, you can´t see this very well but the grafics card is somehow not aligned properly with the mount and is slitly tilted, which means I can´t screw it in properly, so I just screwed it to the side, I´m guessing since its kind of a long card it might flex but thats just a guess, might be something worse or just nothing to worry about. Regardless here it is.
Third of all temps run kind of high, especially the motherboard temps even with very low load. I'm not sure if its normal or not, but just in case.
So taking this into account, what can I do to improve my setup? Should I get a new case/aftermarket cooler? Are these fine? Am I doing something wrong? Does my cable managment suck? (it does). Also I got the 8350 for streaming and stuff, but heat kind of concerns me, because temps can go pretty high even if I stream something that doesn't require a lot, like League of Legends or Hearthstone. I also did not overclock my 8350 although I might once I fix some of these issues.
Please help, first time I build a pc and I suck :(