On to business:
I just built my first ever desktop PC. My previous PC was also a custom build, but assembled by someone else. While everything is working fine, I want to make sure that airflow and temperature is at an ideal level, especially considering my high-end GPU. Essentially, I am looking for advice related to adding more fans, and ideal cooling temperatures/solutions.
I know specs help, so here we go:
CPU: Intel Core i5-750 2.66GHz
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3
RAM: OCZ 2x2GB Platinum DDR3 1333
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5850 (1GB GDDR5)
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB WD1001FALS 32MB
Case: Antec Three Hundred Black
DVD: LG GH22NS50 SATA 22X/22X DVD-RW
PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-650
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
That case includes two fans, a rear exhaust 120mm TriCool (set to low), and a top exhaust 140mm TriCool (also set to low). This wonderful case has spots for two front intake fans, but I have not put anything there just yet. It also has a spot on the side for another 120mm fan, right by the video card (which is also unoccupied at the moment). The case is whisper quiet right now, which is fantastic.
I downloaded "SpeedFan" for temperature info. The four cores on my processor sit at 37 or 38 degrees at idle. At load, it goes up to 48 degrees or so. It has other temperature readings, but I don't know what they represent. I also have no idea what a "healthy" reading would be.
HD0: 34C (I assume this is the hard drive?)
Core 0: 37C
Core 1: 37C
Core 2: 38C
Core 3: 37C
It is also important to note that I am using the stock CPU cooler of my processor. The case seems to have good airflow. Nothing is overheating, as far as I can tell. However, many online reviews say I should be utilizing one or both of the 120mm intake slots.
Any advice would be much appreciated!