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My processor is an i5-3570k and my cooling system consists of my Coolermaster hyper 212 evo and my chassis fans.
The chassis I'm using is the coolermaster haf 912. I have 1 200mm (700rpm) intake fan in the front. 3 exhaust fans. Starting with my 200mm exhaust on top, 120mm (running 1300rpm for low noise, capable of 2k) for back exhaust and another 120mm exhaust on the side panel.
The fan on my 212 evo is pushing the air from the bottom through the heatsink and into my 200mm exhaust on the top. The 200mm intake feeds air into the lower section of my chassis. The 2 extra 120mm are additional exhaust fans simply because I wasn't sure what to do.
My case is well cable managed, I routed as many cables I could to the back and tied down loose cables and wires. there is ample space around my heatsink.
The thermal paste was applied with a pea sized drop in the center and I let the weight of the heatsink spread it.
Room temperature is 72 F

Anyways here are the temperatures. Idle 30-35C all 4 cores. Minimums hit 25C when idled long enough.
Max load on gaming 45-50C, will remain lower 50s if prolonged with intensive games.
Prime95 for 20 minutes. 50-55C. Maxed out at 56C, core #1 tends to hang around 55C, the other 3 tends to stay lower 50s, ocassionally high 40s.

I used realtemp and Openhardware as a second source to monitor my temperatures. Both read the same results.
3.6ghz at 100%, using stock turbo speeds.

Haven't tried overclocking, but I like the idea of never breaking past 55C for daily use.
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Speaking of overclocking, how will I benefit with a good overclock? I do game, so it could be helpful.
I do play cpu intensive games like mmorpgs, minecraft, and skyrim. Oh and battlefield 3.
Hmm how do you suppose it'll benefit RTS games?
I plan to use dual cards some day, so overclocking will help to feed the cards am I right?
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The temps seem fine in my opinion, pretty like my Core I5 3550 with the 212+ push pull.

The core temps are usually idling around 30 C - 33 C and the fans running at the min 600 rpm.
Stressing with the Prime95 or IBT the max core temps goes around 50 C - 55 C with fans spinning at 750 rpm - 900 rpm.
 

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Well I just did an overclock to 4.1ghz. Offset is at 1.6ghz, which is a good thing so it doesnt' run 100% all the time.

The voltage from was upped from 1.08 to 1.12 at max load.

running prime 95 my temps hit around 55-60C
For normal gaming I can hit mid 50s more often and easily than before. 55-58C from 50-53C before.
But for the performance gain, I think it was well worth it and I'm sure I'm well within tolerance levels.

I an intel burn test just to see how hot I can really get. before at 3.6ghz underload I'd hit 60C, now at 4.1ghz I seen it hit 70C wow, but with the overclock thats understandable.
 
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