Sorry for the pictures being so big but if the size is reduced you can't read them.
Ok in this pic you see the Prime95 program is started up full bore. It's set for max power and flog the frack out of the CPU and memory cards. Notice the TMPIN2 temp. That's hot!!!
The highest core temp only got to 152F. That's not too shabby considering it got a lot hotter before cleaning out the case and remounting the CPU heat sink.
About a minute before stoping the run I took this screen dump. Acording to the program it ran 29 minutes and these max temps are all it got.
Over all I'm pretty pleased with the stability of the temps even when getting the spurs put to her. I do want to continue to persue getting the other componets temps down under load.
However there's a vibration in the top end of the case that could be indicative of a bad fan. The CPU fan is new out of the box so even though it's unlikely to be the culprit, it will still have to be checked. If a bearing is going out in one or more of the case fans the cost of the cougar brand fans is quite reasonable. So "Hello NewEgg, I need 3 case fans." I would like to get some that move move than 70CFM but then the noise factor rises to meet the air flow. UGH!
So this is where I am with it right now. I'll be posting up more details on my baby as things progress along. Oh yeah, I'm in contact with Antec to see if they have the side panel with a window stashed away somewhere. The site shows not available at this time. They could have one sitting around somewhere they might let me buy from them. Fingers crossed.