Coolermaster Cavalier 3 case with;
Front - Xilence XPF80R Red Wing 80mm Quiet FanE6300 using stock cooler
Rear - Xilence XPF120R Red Wing 120mm Quiet Fan
All running at factory settings
While playing Project Reality the other evening I started to get a warning siren type sound. I put this down to the fact that we were losing tickets very quickly. We then lost but the noise continued. After switching back to the desktop I found Asus Probe was showing the CPU temp as 45C and the Mobo temp as 51C.
The two case fans running at full speed (1200 rpm front 1500 rpm rear from memory) using a Scythe Kama-Meter and the CPU cooler is set to run in performance mode (2500 rpm) via AI Suite.
The system idles at around 40C for the CPU and 45C for the mobo. From lots of research this seems to be about average.
Is the warning siren set for too low a temp or is there an issue? It was a particularly warm evening and the machine is on the floor quite close to a wall.
Is it advisable/possible to add another fan to the side panel of the case? It currently has a plastic flute thingy and a drilled grille, but no fan. Would this be an exhaust or an inlet?
Should I upgrade the stock cooler to something more substantial?
Is there another way to cool the mobo? Maybe add cooling to the NB or SB? If so what is the recommenced method?
Sorry for the idiot questions, but I want to get this right first time.