Hello here are my specs.
Motherboad - i have no idea what my mother board is but i know it is a foxconn.
CPU - intel core I7 920 @2.67 cpu
gpu - EVGA 2g gtx 560
RAM - 6gb ddr3 i think
PS - 520 WATT
CASE - Ranger ATX mid tower
fans- 120mm fan exhaust in the back with a 140 mm fan on the top and a 120 mm fan intake from the front.
Side note * I built my computer like 3 weeks ago and i may have been playing guild wars 2 for some time. my computer was overheating but i thought there was no problem... When i put my cpu in my new case, i think i didnt have thermal paste on my heatsink.. maybe my computer is fried by now and this is why i need help. temps - 60C idle and 95C under heavy load such as guild wars 2
Heya there, I'm also using a Corei7-920 like yours with an intel motherboard, before I changed my stock heatsink for a CM X6 Heatsink my idle temp is also around 55-60c
after I bought the heatsink my idle temp dropped down to 45c which is still hot but it dropped temps
I also play GW2, and my peak heat reaches at 80c when I play it, I don't know why but my friend who also have a 920 reaches as high as mine, I think it depends on the room temperature and good casing and airflows and where you live(PS I live in a tropical country)
apply thermal paste and buy a new heatsink just to lower the temp. I don't have any other solution anymore because I will be buying a new one by the end of the year