CPU and GPU overheating and aborting games since case swap

I had an Antec case, which is silent but too big. I LAN a lot and its a beast to carry up/down stairs. I now have a Corsair Graphite 230T.

I have 2 in-take fans at the front, an exhaust at the top, as well as the back of the case. I should note, the one at the back has my radiator for my CPU. I tried this as intake, but my gpu temperatures were a lot higher. GPU is a MSI GTX 770

CPU idle 35-40 ingame 50-65
GPU idle 35 ingame 80

Is there anything I can change to cool the components better? I'm half tempted to buy a heatsink/fan for my CPU and a GTX 990 with a custom cooler, but I'm strapped for cash at the moment ( and I don't know if this would solve the problem).
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  1. killerb4dger said:
    I had an Antec case, which is silent but too big. I LAN a lot and its a beast to carry up/down stairs. I now have a Corsair Graphite 230T.

    I have 2 in-take fans at the front, an exhaust at the top, as well as the back of the case. I should note, the one at the back has my radiator for my CPU. I tried this as intake, but my gpu temperatures were a lot higher. GPU is a MSI GTX 770

    CPU idle 35-40 ingame 50-65
    GPU idle 35 ingame 80

    Is there anything I can change to cool the components better? I'm half tempted to buy a heatsink/fan for my CPU and a GTX 990 with a custom cooler, but I'm strapped for cash at the moment ( and I don't know if this would solve the problem).
    I would not say you are overheating.

    What is your CPU? For Haswell, I believe the Tcase is 72c.

    68c is rather high for normal loads.

    I would try and get another fan in the top. I suggest Noctua NFF12s: http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NF-F12-PWM-Cooling-Fan/dp/B00650P2ZC

    Since you mentioned a radiator, I assume you are using an AIO? What is it exactly?

    GPU temps are okay. Would not worry with a 770 running at 80c at peak loads. My 980 (reference) runs at exactly 80c at 99% load. It is nothing out of the ordinary. Graphics Cards are designed to operate at very high temperatures. 80c is barely scratching the surface.

    To note, a "990" does not exist as of yet. Do you mean 980 or 690?
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