i guess the bad thing is that the GPUS fan is not facing a vent and is quite cramped, but i dont see a way i can fix that.
i have no external fans besides my psu, gpu and cpu and 2 vents.
right now im using it with my cover off to keep the temperature low. i do not see this as a solution as dust will build up fast. Right now, playing chivalry (VSYNC ENABLED), im hovering around MID 70 degrees.
so am i doing anything wrong? any tips would be appreciated
With Kombuster or msi afterburner take fan off auto set it to max and see if you hear the fan spin up. Also see if the fan speeds changes by looking at it. If not the fan or the paste may have gone bad from age. If you have some thermal paste most new video card heat sinks held down with few screws.
If it under warranty try rma.
You need airflow to get hot air out of your case. Vents will not do it.
If you can not fit 2 120mm intale or exhaust fans into your case, I would change out the case.
It need not be expensive.
I might look at this antec 300 illusion model: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...