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What size are those fans? (Your PSU also has some fan action going on...)
You know what models?
RPM doesn't mean much unless you know how much it is pushing.
For control, something like a Vantec NXP-205 is fine. You can dial fans around. More air does not always mean more cooling. I have a 120 on the front) and two 80s (one back, one top, both exhaust) with max CFM of around 70CFM each. However, after hours of dialing it around, each fan is at a different setting (I would reset fan speeds, run for a few hours under load, check temps, rinse, repeat) ...
(Also, getting your GPU to stop exhausting into your case can help - like NV 5 or similar GPU coolers.)
And 51c isn't that bad for load.
I'm too old to be governed by fear of dumb people.