My i7 4770 temps seem to be much higher than the average user. Running on stock cooler. No thermal paste besides the 3 strips that comes with the Intel fan.
Low Load: 55C - 70C
High Load: ~88C
90% of my games don't push higher than 75C but there are certain games that push it close to 90C and sometimes i get BSODs although i can't confirm if it's due to game/ driver conflicts or if it's really due to the high temps. I even get ocassional BSODs when flash is running on Firefox so it may not really be a temp issue.
Either way, those do not seem like healthy temps at all and i would like to fix that.
I'm alright with building my PC but when it comes to cooling, options, i'm blur as hell. Would take me a full day to figure out how to install custom coolers/ layout for case fans.
I'm currently using a cm690 case with a side window and only have 2/5 case fans installed. Here's the inside of my case: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...g?t=1375956766 And yea my 7970 is a bit lopsided when i connect the pci-e power cables, don't know how to fix that.
Would it be possible to bring my whole case to a shop like PC Themes and ask them to help me install case fans+custom cooler(bought from them of course) without having to dismantle everything by myself? Do they provide such services if you aren't building an entire PC with them?
Thanks in advance. Pai seh for the long post.