AMD Phenom II X4 BE OC'd to 3.6GHz
Gigabyte GA-970a-UD3 Motherboard
4GB DDR3 RAM
ASUS nVidia Geforce 550 ti
Gelid GX-7 CPU Cooler
Well I got Skyrim for Christmas, and understood that I may have to upgrade from my 9600 GT to be able to play it effectively. So I decided to purchase an Asus 550 ti graphics card to boost the performance.
Don't get me wrong, the card is amazing, but after around an hour or so of Skyrim on high graphics settings, the game seems to run a bit slower. I can only imagine this is due to heat.
I believe that the issue may be the fact that the heatsink/fan combination on the card is blowing air down to the bottom of the case, and therefore heat isn't escaping out of the case particularly well.
However, I thought I would see what everyone here thought about the matter, and what I can do to fix it.