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How can i tell if my fans are making a difference?

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heres my setup

7 120mm fans
1 expansion slot fan
and a coolermaster cpu cooler which looks like it has 2 120s on it

using http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008 case

the front 2 are pulling air in the bottom one is pulling in also
the top 2 are pulling air out
the back 1 is pulling air out
and the side one is pulling in

the thing is my gpu seems to get hot it peaks at 76cish under max load which i thought was high but i am not sure if it is or not im using
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162034 card

everything else seems to run cool but not really have a basis for comparison i am to lazy to unhook all my fans and test it with and without the fans

my question is from what you read here does anything strike you as something i could/should do to improve cooling?
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I think that's around normal temps for the card you have. This review says that max load for him is around 72 degrees. So your ambient temperature might just be a little higher than his when he reviewed it so I'm sure you'll be fine.
     
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 MSI 870S-G54 (MS-7599) XFX Radeon HD 6870 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.D Sony 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive Cooler Master Hyper 212+ 
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Windows 7 Professional x64 Corsair K60 Rosewill HIVE 650W PSU Generic Case 
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Microsoft SideWinder X3 Mouse 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 MSI 990FXA-GD80 EVGA GTX 680 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 
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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.D Crucial M4 Sony 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive 
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Corsair H100 Windows 7 Professional x64 Corsair K60 Corsair AX850 
CaseMouse
NZXT Switch 810 Razer Deathadder 
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Intel i5 2500k ASUS P8Z77-I DELUXE EVGA GTX 680 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 
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