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Well, common knowledge is that the more stress your CPU is under the hotter it will get. That's why programs like Prime95 or Intel Burn Test exist, to test the stability of your processor in a worst case scenario (that is, constant 100% usage) and monitor heat as well. Not that even a demanding game will likely ever have you reach those kinds of temps, but it's still good at giving you a general idea of what to expect.
Just for reference, under load you'll want your temps to be under 80C ideally. I notice you have the stock Intel cooler installed. Sadly they've been known to be sort of...suckish, and usually unsuitable for any significant overclocking. I'm not sure how far you plan on pushing your processor, but for anything past 4.0 GHz I'd recommend some kind of aftermarket cooler. 2cents.gif

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Getting there
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Asrock Extreme3 Gen 3 Inno3D GTX 460SE 8GB G. Skill Sniper 1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Seagate DVD-CD Burner Stock Intel cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 21.5" LG Leopold (Brown) Corsair TX650W 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Coolermaster CM690 Advance II Thermaltake Black Element Thermaltake Conkor 
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