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My Athlon idle is about 47 C and after gaming about 55 (ambient 29C). I'm not sure if this temp is too hot...I think a better front intake fan should cool it down much more
That's absolutely fine because the ambient is fairly hot. Even with your current case fan setup, you could get much better core temperatures with an aftermarket cooler.

I'm just saying that I honestly don't think you need to worry much about the case fan setup with this system. However, if you had like 2-3 high end graphics cards, well then yeah it would be time to improve the airflow in the case. Do you see what I'm trying to get at? Even my case fan setup is overkill and my system generates more heat than yours does (especially my GTX 470). I could be just fine with just two fans: a front intake, and a rear exhaust.
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1200rpm is fast! Well at least in my books. I run my fans 800rpm at load and 0-500rpm idle. A few 1200rpm placed properly should cool most normal setups. If you want to 'feel' the air moving out of a fan just like some people like to 'feel' bass in their bad music get a delta.
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That's absolutely fine because the ambient is fairly hot. Even with your current case fan setup, you could get much better core temperatures with an aftermarket cooler.

I'm just saying that I honestly don't think you need to worry much about the case fan setup with this system. However, if you had like 2-3 high end graphics cards, well then yeah it would be time to improve the airflow in the case. Do you see what I'm trying to get at? Even my case fan setup is overkill and my system generates more heat than yours does (especially my GTX 470). I could be just fine with just two fans: a front intake, and a rear exhaust.
OK I think I will keep my current fan...for now till I upgrade my system

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1200rpm is fast! Well at least in my books. I run my fans 800rpm at load and 0-500rpm idle. A few 1200rpm placed properly should cool most normal setups. If you want to 'feel' the air moving out of a fan just like some people like to 'feel' bass in their bad music get a delta.
LOL Delta fan is overkill
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