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How to Air Cool this case? i5 2500k

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OK so i have a PC, the case is SIMMILAR TO THIS ONE.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811204037
in mine the PSU is in the front and it has 1 50 mm fan slot on the right side. But does have those 2 smaller fans in it, but they are right next to the CPU area.

Case is to small for me to fit my Zerotherm Core92 into so i put the stock heatsync from the Core i5 750 which seems to have a bigger heatsync and a bit stronger fan.

How much of an OC can i go on this heatsync? right now its idling at 40c.
Ive added a few fans / replaced a few dead ones today but didn't do a full load test. Keep in mind its stuck under a TV stand = low airflow.
    
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Why are you overclocking an HTPC is the first question. For all practical purposes other than your epeen, this is a bad idea.

In a more constructive manner, buy something from this list: http://www.frostytech.com/top5_lowprofile_heatsinks.cfm for your CPU cooler, then, cut openings in the left and right sides of the case, and install the largest fans you can in them. Get airflow going from the left side (below your GPU) to the right side (above your CPU) to keep it cool. BEWARE OF CPU COOLER CLEARANCE.

Also, the important part is your load temps, under any circumstances, for a long term, stable OC, try and keep everything around the 80-85C mark for all your parts to last a long time. Most components are rated to around 100C but running them at that level will age/kill them quickly.
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Well right now the main concern is really low temps. But i was wondering if i could OC it although probably not a good idea. I game on it sometimes but not to often.

its a 2500k w/ 5750 that exhausts into the case.

Also cutting it up. Not an option :/
    
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