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Recommend more cooling ?

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January 15, 2012 4:19:13 AM

RAIDMAX SMILODON SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower
1 x 80mm Side Blue LED Fan
1 x 80mm Side Cooling Fan
1 x 120mm Front Intake Fan
1 x 120mm Rear Exhaust Fan

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro
Tuniq TX-2 Thermal paste. (Applied using line method & checked for excess)
EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3

APEVIA ICEBERG ATX-IB680W-BL 680W ATX12V / EPS12V






Fans are flowing in the correct directions. Heatsink is facing the correct direction. Flow goes in from the side and front over the CPU out the back. Room temperature is luke-warm to chilly (67-69).

Running 3 D2 Bots and SWTOR in windowed mode on low-mid settings. 2 browsers w/ 8 tabs. Also in an area of SWTOR thats big with far sight.

Should I invent in more cooling or does my system look okay ?

Thank you

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a c 126 K Overclocking
January 15, 2012 8:22:11 AM

Your temps aren't dangerous but they are fairly hot, you may want to invest in some high performance fans that'll push alot more air, also you could clean the fans and case if its dusty and tidy up any cable mess.

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a c 183 K Overclocking
January 16, 2012 4:17:32 AM

No point in investing more money in that case.
Cases with 80mm fans are oudated.
Modern cases for $40-50 have better cooling characteristics.
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January 31, 2012 8:59:49 PM

get a case with 2x 120mm fans for an intake.

I noticed a big difference with my sharkoon T9
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