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I reversed the push pull so it flows from front to back, then moved the blue fan as a case exhaust, which is about an inch away from the 'pull' fan. I slapped a giant fan in the front and it dropped the MB temp from 42 to 36 (idle) and 46 to 38 (stress).

my gfx card still gets a little hot, any suggestions?
    
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now its time to clean up the cables!
    
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Only a guy like this would have cable management like that.
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Just air being pulled in through the CPU fans (and out the back of the case which you need to switch the fan placement around there bud) is plenty. DDR2 ram doesn't get all that hot in the first place. If you got problems you can always just jimmy rig a 40 or 50mm fan over them.


Also your fan setup is all messed up. Heat rise so all you need to do is put a side panel fan over your cards, have the rear fan pull it out. Though I would suggest you get a new case. OEM cases are crap *unless modded* for cooling.
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Can't really tell because of the red color block, but do your sticks have heatsinks on them?
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yes the ram has heatsinks, but just with playing around with a loose fan, the motherboard temp goes down from 46 to 42 (under load)...

Im going to flip the push pull around. I use the case without the side panel, so im going for a more direct fan flow on components, then a full case air-flow

I will also clean up the cables once my fans/ temp sensors are more permanent
First I just wanted to ask why your trying to cool your ram? anywho. My first advice is to use both the same fan on the coolermaster 212+. second make them both push air to the back of the case. lastly take the fan that is on the front of the cooler, the one inbetween the ram and cooler, and push him down some, not much just like a 1/4 inch or so, so the fan will pull more air over the ram..Why is your ram so hot? Also heatsinks on ram is a joke. dose nothing but make less experianced people wast money
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Just air being pulled in through the CPU fans (and out the back of the case which you need to switch the fan placement around there bud) is plenty. DDR2 ram doesn't get all that hot in the first place. If you got problems you can always just jimmy rig a 40 or 50mm fan over them.


Also your fan setup is all messed up. Heat rise so all you need to do is put a side panel fan over your cards, have the rear fan pull it out. Though I would suggest you get a new case. OEM cases are crap *unless modded* for cooling.
Wrong when dealing with a computer case that has fans. Go play with a hair dryer. heat will go where it is told to by the case/cooelr fans.
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First I just wanted to ask why your trying to cool your ram? anywho. My first advice is to use both the same fan on the coolermaster 212+. second make them both push air to the back of the case. lastly take the fan that is on the front of the cooler, the one inbetween the ram and cooler, and push him down some, not much just like a 1/4 inch or so, so the fan will pull more air over the ram..Why is your ram so hot? Also heatsinks on ram is a joke. dose nothing but make less experianced people wast money
You know that isn't true for all ram. The higher the clocks and voltages, the more heat that is produced.

Another reason for the heat sinks are for those who overclock their ram.
 
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You know that isn't true for all ram. The higher the clocks and voltages, the more heat that is produced.

Another reason for the heat sinks are for those who overclock their ram.
IF your OC'ing to the point where you need extra cooling on the ram..your in water loop territory my firiend IMO... if droping less than 1c off your fam is the diff between stable and not, you have some issue's with your OC imo.
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by the looks of it, your ram is ocz gold??? im i right in saying this?

if so, do not even worry about your ram... i oced them asnd they got to 85 degree cell and there was nothng wrong with it.

if yoiu do want to how ever get them cooler....

do some cable management... and get the fans set up as the std setup..

eg: front fan sucking air into the case... the rear fans as exhaust... then the cpu fan blowing the air into the rear of the case...

and then the fan that is at the bottom of the case blowing on to the gpu.... ( the fan at the bottom if it is sucking air out the xcase is making thermal winds that the gpu needs to fight with to suck in air to cool it down....)

once setup like that, ytour whole righ should be a lot more stable in air temp in the case and not fluctuate so much
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Try an Antec SpotCool fan.. they simply screw into any motherboard screw and you can aim it right at your RAM... that is what I had in my last build and it did a good job of cooling the RAM. If you don't like the blue LEDS simply rip them off, lol
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