|If updating the graphics driver does not help, install HWMonitor and post the temperatures (all) at idle, after 10 minutes normal use and after 10 minutes gaming to see if you have an overheating issue. If you do, we can narrow things down further to pinpoint the problem. I suspect that the 5 fans are fighting each other and some will need to be disconnected to reduce internal air turbulence so please post the location and direction (orientation) the fans are each blowing. More fans does not mean better cooling and often is worse.|
For a top mounted power supply, one rear 120mm - 140mm rear exhaust fan is enough with the option of a single 80mm - 120mm front intake fan to increase flow over the hard drive and to the video card.
For a bottom mounted power supply, I find that a single 120mm - 140mm rear exhaust fan high in the rear with an optional second rear or top exhaust fan and a front intake fan 120mm. Also I recommend flipping the power supply over so it draws air from inside of the case instead of from the bottom under the case which is too easily clogged up with dust.
That is all you need. Unplug any side fans.
You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
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