Originally Posted by elito
you realized that the way you have your fan positioned, youre not pushing any air towards the cooler right? so atm, youre only pulling air..in single fan configurations, its better to have the fan pushing/ blowing air into the cooler..but you can always do push/pull ofcourse.
I hear what you're saying and I agree that it's not the optimal fan positioning for my cpu. My reasoning for the fan layout is that my cpu isn't the hottest component in the case: my gpu is. The way I have the fans now, my graphics card dropped almost twenty degrees under load.
As it stands, my cpu is 53c under load (and I figure my cores are 45-47c), and I'm not planning on cranking the oc any more as 3.5ghz seems to be the sweet spot for my chip - I revved it up to 3.7ghz and couldn't get it stable with 1.475v, so I'll leave it.