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I just put together this new system, now I am wanting to make sure I have the cooling part setup correctly.


My setup is.

Corsair XMS3 4GB PC10666 DDR3 1333MHz 4096MB x2
MSI 785GM-P45 Motherboard
AMD Athlon II X4 630 Quad Core CPU
Cooler Master Elite 310 Mid-Tower Case
Corsair TX650W 650W Power Supply
Corsair Hydro H50 CPU Liquid Cooler
EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE 1GB GDDR5 PCIe


Now on partial load my reading are this.

Video Card is Running at 41c min - 59c Max
Core 1/2/3/4 Min 31c max 39c
Tempatures TMPIN0 29cmin - 35c Max
TMPIN2 40c min - 47c Max

Now, I have the 120mm fan on the back connected to the raditor blowing in to keep the proccesor cooler - I have a 120mm fan in the front behind the panel sucking air out, I have a fan underneath the video card, sucking air out from the room and onto the video card (even tho the card already has a fan) - now I can fit a 180mm or 120mm fan on the panel.. should I have the air come in or go out on the side? or does my setup need changed?

Ignore the horrible wiring, i just put it together im not finished lol.







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I'd have it blow in since it will keep your GPU cool and help the ambient temps a bit as well.
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I'm not expert, but I'd say that wiring is definitely going to impede air flow and cause issues. So your airflow is totally from back to front then, except for the power supply? You could have some slightly positive or negative pressure then depending on the CFM of each fan. I would have air blowing in from the side as well to make sure you have positive pressure. Also, maybe cut a hole in the top and put a slow moving 120 mm fan as an exhaust as long as it's not too high of CFM so that it won't turn your pressure negative.
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