Do I need buy an after market cpu cooler?

I am new to building computers and have recently built a gaming computer, but I have some concerns regarding my CPUs heating.
I am currently using the stock cooler that came with my CPU, and have been informed that as long as I don't overclock that should be sufficient.

however I have made an observation that make me question this:

When I'm playing a game, after a short amount of time the section of the case that is beneath the CPU begins to heat up and becomes disturbingly hot when touched.

Now, I haven't encountered any performance issues that can be associated with overheating, but I've never encountered or head of the case itself heating up.

Should I get a new CPU cooler immediately, or am I making a big thing out of a common occurrence?

some details that might help:

My computers Specs are:

Intel core i5-4570 3.2 GHz CPU
MSI Z87-G43 Motherboard
WD 1TB HDD
ASUS GTX760 VGA card
8GB DDR3 RAM
Coolermaster 750 Watt PSU
Thermaltake Commander MS-III mid tower case

Also:
I intend to use this computer for gaming
I intend for my gaming sessions to only be a couple of hours at a time (2-3 hours max)
I do not intend to do any overclocking in this build

Thank you in advance for your help
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  1. Nintrex said:
    I am new to building computers and have recently built a gaming computer, but I have some concerns regarding my CPUs heating.
    I am currently using the stock cooler that came with my CPU, and have been informed that as long as I don't overclock that should be sufficient.

    however I have made an observation that make me question this:

    When I'm playing a game, after a short amount of time the section of the case that is beneath the CPU begins to heat up and becomes disturbingly hot when touched.

    Now, I haven't encountered any performance issues that can be associated with overheating, but I've never encountered or head of the case itself heating up.

    Should I get a new CPU cooler immediately, or am I making a big thing out of a common occurrence?

    some details that might help:

    My computers Specs are:

    Intel core i5-4570 3.2 GHz CPU
    MSI Z87-G43 Motherboard
    WD 1TB HDD
    ASUS GTX760 VGA card
    8GB DDR3 RAM
    Coolermaster 750 Watt PSU
    Thermaltake Commander MS-III mid tower case

    Also:
    I intend to use this computer for gaming
    I intend for my gaming sessions to only be a couple of hours at a time (2-3 hours max)
    I do not intend to do any overclocking in this build

    Thank you in advance for your help


    Under normal conditions, the CPU will heat up to ~80*C. under load which is hot enough to burn you if you could touch it. I would not be too concerned about how hot the case "feels". What is really important is how hot is your actual CPU temp?

    D/L and install "CoreTemp" and check your temps. Please report back with your results.

    Yogi
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