I can't seem to find a specific answer to my question using Google, so I would like to try and ask here.
I'm upgrading to the FX-8350 Eight core 4.0 GHz (4.2 turbo) from my Phenom II Quad Core of 3.2 GHz. Basically a direct upgrade, right? Along from my GTX 560 Ti to the GTX 770.
I've seen a lot of people mention that the FX-8350 seems to produce a lot of heat. How true is his?
I've had this AMD Phenom II since early-mid 2009 and it has served me incredibly well in these several years. However, it always did like to run hotter. Albeit, I am using an INCREDIBLY old case that is not well ventilated AT ALL. So let us keep that in mind.
Nowadays, 47-50 idle and 68-72 in-game. Hot, right?
I personally have no problem with this. And heck, when I get a new case with proper ventilation, i won't mind at all. But I don't quite have the budget for a good, separate cooler right now. I have to invest in a new, quality HDD that will replace my IRRESPONSIBLY old hard drive from 2007 (No joke). As well as a new motherboard to support all of this stuff.
I'm fairly new at this sort of thing, I'm an AMD guy because this Phenom has served me so well. So I'd just like to ask anyone out there with a stock-cooled FX 8350; is it really that bad?
If it's like 38-40 idle and 50-68 in-game. That would be pretty alright with me, given that it is properly ventilated, cleaned and "thermal-pasted up". Which it should be, in my case, as I'm getting mine new.
I'm not sure how appropriate this question is for a GTA forum. But it is the "Technology" sub-forum, and I trust this forum quite a bit.