Originally Posted by Sir Shfvingle
Alright, thanks man. So I shouldn't bother with huge fans as long as I'm not reaching max? And does this concept apply with other components, such as a gpu(sorry if off correct forum now)?
The concern isn't so much whether you get the same performance at different temperatures. It's more so prolonging the life span of your components. On top of that is user preference too. I personally don't like my CPU reaching 90c even though by Intel's spec it is a safe temperature, and my CPU still operates at full speed.
The same concept applies to GPUs, yes. Except the overheating prevention mechanism in GPUs are slightly different. I know for my AMD card, at 90-92c it will downclock to a speed between 2D and 3D clocks. Not sure about Nvidia
Even though, I still suggest you invest in better cooling to keep your temps down.