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Trying lower my temps, could use advice

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Hi!
So what i've got:
MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
750W PSU
APEVIA X-JUPITER ATX Full Tower Case

Geforce GTX 560

Everything i have right now far as cooling is out of box. The case came with a 250mm fan on the side and 1 120mm fan on the front pulling air in, with 2x 120mm fans at the top rear pulling air out. The case has an optional 120mm fan slot on the top. The mother board is using the included heatsink/fan that came with the processor and the north and south bridge have only heat sinks, but the board is set to able to use two 40mm sysfans.

What some of my issues are:
I was sitting low in temp before i upgraded to the new video card, i had a low profile card before, but the GTX 560 is big and covers 75% of the south bridge with about 1 cm distance between the card and south bridge heatsink. My temps went from about 28C idle to 35C idle with temps up near 60C on the mother board during high performance or gaming. CPU is also getting high, not dangerous, but i'd like to overclock some and as is its out of the question.

So i'm for sure ordering a 120mm nice fan for the option top slot of the case, ill pull in air from it which will push air over the south bridge, memory, and the video card. I also want to upgrade my heatsink/fan on CPU. Need an AM3 socket heatsink/fan that is relatively quiet, have one in mind that is a large heatsink with a rear facing fan, i think this would be best for my case because it would pull the heat out the rear 2 x 120mm fans on case. Would love some recommendations for such a heatsink/fan combo or something else that would be better, trying to stay under 50$.

Also thinking of switching the 250mm fan from air in to air out to help pull away heat from CPU, Motherboard, and video card. If i get a good 120mm on the top pulling air in, then i think this switch would be best, i'm curious to hear others opinions though.
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Best value is probably the Cooler Master 212+/EVo. Either one of those can be found for about $25.

I had my phenom II 920 oc'd to 3.5 ghz and it kept temps under 50c during texas summers.
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/hwaw
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3770k @ 4.3ghz 1.160v ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Gigabyte R9 290 Windforce Sapphire R9 290 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2x4gb Samsung RAM @ 2000mhz 9-10-9-28 1.425v OCZ Vertex 4 Hitacho Deskstar Crucial M550 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H80 (CPU) Thermalright Spitfire (GPU) Gelid Icy Vision (GPU) Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
BENQ GW2450 Asus PB278Q Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid Seasonic 750w  
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Black Interior HAF 932 Roccat Kone  Artisan Hien Hard 
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