Im new to the site and this is my first post so i hope its in the right place.
I just bought a new pc a few weeks ago. has the i7 2600 (sandy bridge), 16gb ram, has Gigabyte GA-H67MA-USB3-B3 motherboard. Friday i upgraded to a Thermaltake TR2-600w powersupply and a Geforce GTX 550Ti 1gb gddr5 video card. Got them at bestbuy. only games i play is WoW, Starwars, and plan on the new Diablo 3 when it comes out. Problem im seeing now is that when i play wow, SpeedFan shows my GPU between 60c-68c and thats on high settings and me just flying around or fighting monsters by myself. i havent seen it above 70c yet but i havent been in any dungeons yet. It shows my cores over 50c each but i havent seen them over 60c yet. i have been reading a little bit and trying to learn as i go and i seen that my Tj max is 98c, so does that mean im fine on the cores since there in the 50s??? and i read that nvidia cards are good up to 105c???? just dont wanna over heat. any help would be nice, thanks
its still in the factory case, has like one fan in back and one on the cpu. i thought about getting a better case with more fans but the comp i got has a 3yr warrenty... so im not sure what to do. i do have a box fan blowing into it tho to try and move some cool air in. best thing would be to get a new heatsink and try that out. the case is like 7.5 inchs wide i believe, so would the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO fit in my case i wonder?? and thanks for the info
The Tcase (not the best measurement) for the Intel® Core™ i7-2600 is 72.6c. Really you can get up to about 85c before most boards want to shut it down and the final shut off for the Intel Core i7-2600 (called Thermtrip) is 125c.
from what you have posted your temps are very average and nothing to worry about...
if you have a stock cooler than your 2600k will probably max out at 65'c so getting a 3rd party cooler would be a good idea, as it will give a lot more headroom.
as for your gfx anything under 80 is fine for nvidia, gpus are designed to work at higher temps so as long as your at 50-79 then i wouldn't be worried. 1s you get 82-85 you know its time to clean out the dust and the temps will drop again. or if you can live with the noise turn the fans up by 10% this will knock 10-15 degrees off the max temp (use afterburner for this.(but remember to read up b4 you start adjustments))
but as i see it. your system temps are pretty much standard for stock cooling.