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Advise me on my new build and case fans please

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May 15, 2013 6:55:01 PM

I finished building this computer a few months ago, but I was wondering about some fan issues. When I purchased my cpu cooler, an H80i, I was forced to remove a side fan in my case. I was not able to get the side panel on with the limited clearance. Since I put in my radiator, it seems as though my gpu temps have gotten significantly higher, my side fan essentially blew right onto my gpu. Another troublesome thing that happened was that because of the radiator size, I it blocks nearly 50% of the only remaining exhaust fan out the top. I was thinking of adding some corsair AF fans, but I am wondering what I should do. Should I replace the 140mm on the top with two new 140 mm fans on top and move the old one to the bottom? I just think it would look weird with two different fans on the top. Any help you can give me would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Edit: I forgot to post my build if it helps.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WCqH
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WCqH/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WCqH/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.49 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($162.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($235.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($76.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech K750 Wireless Slim Keyboard ($49.99 @ Dell Small Business)
Mouse: Logitech M510 Wireless Laser Mouse ($24.99 @ Amazon)
Other: Black Magic Intensity Pro ($189.99)
Other: Logitech G930 Wireless Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound ($120.00)
Total: $1773.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-15 22:01 EDT-0400)

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May 15, 2013 7:16:32 PM

hydro cooler is a meh...

get regular air cooler like the new version coolermaster 212X
your problem is solved
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May 15, 2013 7:23:39 PM

That wouldn't be helpful because I already have the other cooler, so paying another 30 dollars would result in me wasting 100.
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May 15, 2013 9:37:16 PM

I agree with AMD guy, not a fan of Corsair H series coolers or Rosewill. Change the case or change the cooler.

Corsaie 500R in black (MSRP = $140) is $70 on newegg after MIR and Promo code
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