Stress Test help!

Ok so I finally built my pc! :) but now I need to find out what to do now.

I'm not going to be overclocking until I'm used to my pc, I will be playing games as well, I tries PRIME 95 and under a minute my CPU was at around 71 degrees. When I'm still it's around 40-51 degrees is that any good at all?

Specs:
Intel i7 2600k
Corsair 8gb vengeance
ax850 watt corsair
asus p8z77-v pro
GTX 560ti (single)

1) Would I need to run a stress test.
2) How long for (As I'm not OC'ing)
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  1. I never do so you do not have to while running stock. It is more or less for finding out that an overclock is stable!
  2. What tools are you using to monitor your temperatures?
  3. pauls3743 said:
    What tools are you using to monitor your temperatures?


    Asus Suite 1 II
    Coretemp
    HWMonitor
    CPU-Z

    Without using any stress tests my I7 gets about 30 degrees when Idle, and when playing games or have about 2-3 programs running it's about 40-50 degrees maybe the highest I've got 61degrees. Is there anything wrong?
  4. No that is normal on the stock cooler.
  5. I use a Zalman 9900 cooler on my 3770K and running Prime95 large FFT the temp never gets above 45 degrees C, as measured using AI Suite II, at stock frequency. There are better and cheaper after-market coolers, I just like the looks and quiet of the Zalman.

    I figure that as long as I'm spending over $1K on a new rig, why not spend another $40 or so and get a good cooler, esp. since I oc to 4GHz when gaming.
  6. rolli59 said:
    No that is normal on the stock cooler.


    Ok then thanks :)

    Anonymous said:
    I use a Zalman 9900 cooler on my 3770K and running Prime95 large FFT the temp never gets above 45 degrees C, as measured using AI Suite II, at stock frequency. There are better and cheaper after-market coolers, I just like the looks and quiet of the Zalman.

    I figure that as long as I'm spending over $1K on a new rig, why not spend another $40 or so and get a good cooler, esp. since I oc to 4GHz when gaming.


    Yeah, I might get the CM 212 Evo cooler later on in the future.
  7. Ry4n said:
    Ok then thanks :)


    Yeah, I might get the CM 212 Evo cooler later on in the future.

    I went with the 212+ for my 3570K for the price, it is close to the EVO in performance http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
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