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hey guys,

if you can help me out it would be greatly appreciated. i recently overclocked my cpu and i am happy with stability but am a bit concerned with temperatures. I have a thermaltake V3 black edition case with a 450 watt psu. http://www.newlaunches.com/entry_ima..._V3_Black1.jpg

here are my system specs:
MOBO: ASUS M4A88TD-M
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T OC to 3.5GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 1GB GDDR5
RAM: 8GB Dual Channel DDR3
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 7200RPM

i currently have one 120mm fan on the back of my case at the top, blowing air outwards. apart from that i have the standard psu fan and heatsink fan, but no other fans on my case. however there are 2 grilles up the top, one on the left hand side and one at the front (behind the faceplate) where i can put fans.

when my system is idle it is around 49 celsius on the lowest heatsink fan speed and around 43 celsius on the highest. when it is under heavy load this can go up to anywhere around 62 celsius for hours at a time.

given my current situation, what fans should i buy and where should i position them to get maximum air flow through my case? if you can link me to any on ebay etc that would be appreciated. i am aiming for less than 40 celsius idle and less than 55 on load. Thanks very much for helping out a newbie.
post #2 of 5
Something like this?:
http://cgi.ebay.com/4x-SilenX-80mm-B...item3cb38c4138

I would recommend putting fans on the bottom from and the middle back of your case for optimum airflow.

Hope I helped.
    
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1. Yate Loon High Speed
2. Scythe Gentle Typhoons
3. Cooler Master R4 Sickle Flows
4. Enermax Magma
    
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[WD] 320GB SATA II HDD [Windows] 7 Home Premium 64bit [ASUS] VE248H 1920x1080 60Hz 2MS LED [Logitech] K120 
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thanks guys for the responses, i'm looking into getting a set of 4 cooler master 120mm fans, 2000rpm and 90cfm =]
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thanks guys for the responses, i'm looking into getting a set of 4 cooler master 120mm fans, 2000rpm and 90cfm =]
Get them.
    
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