TechRadar just put up a article on how to optimize your pc's cooling

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    brkkab123, Apr 15, 2012
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    My PC is currently reasonably cool, but sounds like a jet engine once the CPU/GPU load gets high - so I'm glad they mentioned about sound proofing :D

    I'm hoping to upgrade to an Ivy Bridge CPU in a few months, so I'm going to make sure to get quiet components to go along with it (plus a Corsair 550D case).
     
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    Out of my cases 6 fans, Corsair H-80's 2 fan's and His IceQ X Turbo X HD 6950's single fan. The only some-what audible fan, is the video card's and that's only because I read a few article's on it and raised it from the factories 20% profile to a 80% profile. All review's stated because HIS gave it such a low profile, that it mostly ran at 60-70+ degrees celcius. Mine's running at 48 degrees celcius now. The rest is at 26 degrees celcius for cpu, motherboard is 31 degrees celcius, hard drives are 39 degrees celcius.
     
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    I use a very simple cooling technique. I just put a small table fan next to my pc. It works. Without the table fan, the temperature gets to the high 90s. With the fan on, it drops to the low 70s. Bonus, too. With a table fan, I get cooled together with my pc.
     
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    lol. Not quite sure how a fan can cool an enclosed motherboard, but if it works for you, that's great!
     
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    The 2 best pc part purchases I've made have been my ssd (OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB Max IOPs) and the Corsair Hydro Series H-80 all-in-one heatsink with 2 push-pull fan setup . Now the only thing that reaches over 35 degrees celcius is my video card at whopping 42-50 degrees celcius.
     
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    I think I should be more specific. My pc is a laptop. With a dead screen. So I open the cover up to a ninety degrees angle, turn the laptop on its side with the usb ports on the upside. Put the table fan facing the bottom of the laptop and blow away. My son has a tower casing. Minus the covers. Same thing with a table fan. Cheaper than buying customized liquid cooling systems.
     
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