I did make sure all the old paste was removed. I could see no trace of it on the cpu ide.
After powering up, (this time after making sure the case is upright, and after finally connecting all the fans),
the CPU idle is 43 degrees C (no change then), and when worked is, 48 degrees C (Again...no real change, though I'm sure this will increase even more when playing games)... though I better wait until the paste on the heatsink dries (because they say this makes the results slightly better)
I didn't need to add any more. It already had some good thermal compound made by them on it, which works better than the other products with this heatsink.
The computers still louder than I imaged it to be though...
And I was hoping system temps would drop to room temps (31 degrees C) but this hasn't happened. System temps are still around 37 degrees C.
But yeah, temps are not what I imaged them to be either. I expected the heatsink/fan to drop it by loads.
I mean, what I also don't get, is how my USB drive, when plugged in shoots the CPU temps from 43 degrees C, straight away to 47 degrees C. Why?!
...Not a happy bunny
For some reason also, though the new fans pointing towards the back, the GPU temperature is now 65 degrees C idle, when it used to be 50 degrees C
I have the back fans pulling in air, and the 1 big 120mm blowing out air. Thats the way it was before, and it helped, rather than switching this.
I can't now decide to change it back, and have the air towards the front being dragged in, because it'd mean unclipping the CPU heatsink...