Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
When it comes to power supplies, the higher the efficiency of the unit, the less heat it will generate. Most of that heat is likely coming from your processor and your CPU though. A higher efficiency power supply will put out less heat when it's at idle, but when you are gaming it's still going to get very hot. Enermax power supplies are expensive, but are the best ones on the market still, and what I use in my gaming PC's
You might want to post your computer specification here and we can see what you have in it. Newer processors and video cards tend to give you much more horsepower with less electricity usage and heat output. might be worth looking at an upgrade there as well. You also may want to consider an air conditioning unit of some sort.
I should have given more specs. It is a custom built PC, here is what I got:
Windows 7 64-bit
a10-5800 apu 3.8 ghz
12 gig ram
geforce gtx 460 se
I have the bundled heatsink/fan for the cpu and I did put the white goopy thermal compound on it.
The motherboard is a Gigabye Ultra-durable f2a85xm-d3h.
I also have a card with double fans under the video card that blows air directly on the video card.
When i am doing simple tasks such as browsing the internet or playing simple games (Minecraft, Terraria, Multiple instances of EQ1, etc) I have no issues. ITs just on graphic intensive games it becomes unbareable. Even with Bioshock Infinite it got warm in here but there was no smell. But recently trying to play Star Wars TOR I can't play the game because it just smells like burning plasic/electronics in here.