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Although this is an n=1, here is my experience with the Enermax ETS-T40 in the Arc Mid case with a 3470 i5 CPU. The general idle temperature of the CPU is about 28C depending on the ambient temperature of the room. It was abnormally cool today here in Bethesda MD and the CPU dropped down to 24C. Although I am not a gamer (photographer), I did get a free copy of the new game Metro Last Light from Nividia for the purchase of my GTX 660 GPU. Never one to turn down free stuff, I downloaded and have started to play through it. Even though I'm not overclocking their doesn't seem to be any problem with the graphics at all. When I close out of the game and look at the temperature reading, it's only gone up to about 38C. I know that temperatures will go up during the gaming process but don't have any practical experience with how high they rise. I'm running the three case fans at the lowest setting as well (5V). I'm sure that as we hit the summer months and the temperature inside the house goes up, I will run a couple of degrees C warmer but certainly with this set up I'm not in any danger of overheating components. I have not run any calculation intensive stuff to test out the CPU as I am not all that interested and it won't have much of an impact on what I do on a daily basis. I'm very satisfied with the CPU cooler and the case!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4790k  ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 ASUS GTX 960 2GB STRIX 16GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256 GB Samsung 850 PRO WD 2TB Caviar Black Noctua NH U12S Win8.1 
MonitorPowerCase
NEC MultiSynch P221W SeaSonic G 650 Fractal Design Define R5 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i3-3225 Gigabyte H77N-WiFi 4GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 1600 120 GB Samsung EVO 840 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB WD Blue LG Blue Ray DVD Reader Noctua NH-L9i Win7 
KeyboardPowerCase
Logitech K-400 Seasonic G360 Lian Li PC Q-27B 
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