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I think I need a cooler... :(

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I got Core temp to run while I had a wee session of Bad Company 2. This is my rig:

core i5-760 with (le sigh) stock CPU cooler
4GB RAM
GTX 460 (OCed to 826/1951mhz when gaming via Afterburner)
Antec 300 stock (two stock fans on low setting), with added 120mm fan on the lower front slot

Before I game, I set the CPU's performance to, basically, uber level via the standard ASUS software (EPU6 engine).
What I had not realized is that this overclocks the PC quite a bit and doesn't just set it to max un-OCed performance. It goes from 2.8 to a little over 3Mhz and with the stock cooler, I saw my temp max just after leaving the game as above 70 degrees.
Now I don't know jack about overclocking and not much more about temperatures. But I do know that's hot.

With no load, these are my temps right now:


So my guess is that I need a cooler lest I fry my CPU very soon.

Caveats:

My case has no motherboard rear cut
I won't receive my Corsair 400R until late August/early September...

I was considering a Corsair H60 but not all reviews are good. I want something convenient and especially, QUIET!
Less than 60 euros would be lovely

Thanks y'all
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Cooler Master Hyper212+
This.

Low price, high quality and effective.
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G.SKILL RIPJAW-X Series 8GB Crucial M4, SG Barracuda, OCZ Vertex Turbo, and... Samsung Combo Drive Corsair H100i w/ P/P Ap-15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro Samsung S23A700 MaxKeyboard Nighthawk X8 Corsair AX850 PSU 
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NZXT Switch 810 Razer DeathAdder Steelseries Asus Xonar D1 
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