I only use GPUZ's render test to check temps as well as games i play. here i started at exactly 12.03 pm and i have the A/C off with windows open. not too hot today.
i only have one 120 rad on the gpu with one fan. two fans on the 120 rad for the cpu. games see about the same temps depending on the ambient. ironically, it is colder inside the house during summer and warmer during winter. other people in the house are sensitive to the temps.
i only used MX-2 on the core. i failed to add paste on the vrams before applying tape as directed by EK, but i don't think it will hurt. the vrms are almost always about 10-12c higher than core.
Edited by rdr09 - 7/1/13 at 9:31am