yeah, I ran prime 95 torture test and after 4 passes with no errors i stopped it because core temps were at 67c and that just being 30 seconds or so would assume they would continue to rise.
That is true, especially with a closed loop liquid cooling system. However, as long as you stay below 90*C. for short periods of stress testing you're OK.
I think i need a larger cooling system than the corsair 55. I have heard the 110i is a decent system.
Corsair doesn't make an H110i
. There is the H100i and then the H110 (without the "i"). http://www.corsair.com/en-us/cpu-coolers
Both are relatively expensive. I don't see the need to spend that much on a CPU cooler when the $72 Noctua NH D14 works almost as well and is much quieter under load. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nepton-280l-tundra-td02-water3.0-pro-reserator3-max,3607.html
Outside of that, I have been gaming and doing normal stuff without any crashes and no noticeable problems and core temps never above 55c, so I may just leave things as they are. Thanks again for your help, this is indeed a capable and friendly community...
If your system performs well while gaming and doing "normal" applications, then that is what matters the most, to me at least.
You're quite welcome! Good luck with your new OC!