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CPU load temp varies almost linearly with ambient temp, with air or with water. With air cooling, the relationship is roughly a 1.5C increase per 1C ambient temp increase. While your i5-2500k may differ, it should not differ too much. So, when your ambient temp increases 10C, expect your CPU to have a load temp of about 15C more.
See the graph below (using Q6600).

Here is a thread which should be of great interest to you. Read it to see how much it can help you out:-
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...i-can-get.html

PS1 Additional reading material regarding the graph:-http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?144121-How-room-temp.-affects-processor-temp.-%28graphs%29

PS2 With water, the relationship is also linear. The relationship is roughly less than 1. That is, for every degree C rise in water temp, the corresponding CPU load temp increases by about 0.7 to 0.9C. Of course, this is not relevant to your situation. I just provide this data as a background note.

Edited by windfire - 11/2/11 at 5:40pm
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Nice links, thanks. Reading them now.
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