went easier than expected. I was debating on buying a machine from a custom maker but just decided to try and build one instead. puting the saved $$ towards video card. Still trying to figure out which high end video card to get and might as well wait since prices seem to be going down. left myself the option of going for a dual setup in the future. currently using a gtx 560 ti oc'd, any advice would be welcome.
also adding a 2nd ssd for backup.
added 2 case intake fans(one lower left front and one lower right front) and reversed the top fan to work as a exhaust. ive run furmark and valley together for 10 mins and the cpu stays below 60 but the gpu can get to 84 c which i think might be high. I never measured it before in my older system which was a full tower. At idle cpu is 32 and gpu 29c, what is the avg temp range for the gpu under load? nvidias stated temp limit is 97c, i feel like the gpu temps should be lower?? no? thanks