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I just made a new gauss side panel for my system which I'm very happy with as it's helped drop my CPU temps down by 6*C, however it's obviously altered the cases airflow a bit and now my motherboard is running 5*c hotter from 37*c to 42*c gaming. (ambient 22*c)

What is the normal operating temp for a motherboard and is 40*c well within the safe realms?

Also the Maximus Formula has a BIOS option to control at what temp the case fans spin up, options are between about 30 and 48*C. If I set it to say 42*C would that be a reasonable temp to kick the fans up?

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i7 6900k @ 4.0GHz  ASUS X99 Deluxe II Zotac GTX1070 AMP 32GB Corsair Dominator DDR4 3GHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Evo M.2 NVMe | 4x Seagates (12TB) TR Venomous X Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 32" LG32LS575T | 2 x AOC 24" E2460s 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K70 LUX Enermax Revolution85+ 1250W Antec 1200 with 5 Noctua NF-F12 Fans Logitech MX Master 2s 
Mouse PadAudio
Allsop Metal Asus Xonar D2X 
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