First Time Build. Worried about CPU Temps!

Blaze051806

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ok so i just built my rig :) and ive been running Speedfan and some programs to max out my cores to test my Temps. BTW here is my rig.

Thermaltake M9 Mid Tower Case.
4 120mm Case fans. 2 Blowing in on the side panel 1 blowing in from the front and 1 blowing out in the back.
BIOSTAR Tseries. TA790GX A2+
AMD Px4 9850 BE 2.5GHz Quad Core
8GB A-data DDR2 RAM 800 MHz with Head spreaders Four 2GB chips.
320GB Western Digital HD 7200RPM
Samsung DvD Burner with Litescribe
Antec 850Watt PSU ( 80% CTF )
EVGA GTX 260 896MB GPU
Windows Vista 64-bit SP1

anyway

my idle Temp is 40c-45c and under load i can see 50-55c maybe higher. i have the Stock 9850 Heatsink and fan installed. now i was thinking about buying the Zalman 9500a and Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound but im not sure how i install it. stock was just pop on and go but im not sure how to install the TC and do i need to take that back plate off the Mobo or not. anways could someone school me a bit. should i get the new HSF? or are them Temps ok? or should i change the Config of my Fans? thanks blaze.

* Edit * oh and FYI i dont plan on overclocking this system at all. i dont trust my self lol and i find the system to run fast so im fine with current speeds. also until someone replies im almost scared to run any games lol of fear of 55c temp o_O
 

iluvgillgill

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those temp you got now is fine for the stock cooler.

but dont get the Zalman 9500!its not worth the price! get the Xigmatek S1283/OCZ Vendetta 2 or the Sumbeam Core Contact cooler those are the best you can get for the money.
 

Blaze051806

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just orded the Xigmatek S1283 off newegg.com. im glad my cpu temps are normal i was worried. but hey the cooler the better eh? XD
 

fantom-feltpen

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i have almost the EXACT SAME SYSTEM as u but only 4 gigs of ram and a different case... i have OCd my 9850 so it runs HOT!!! but i got this cooler:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835887016
and it keeps it below 40 idle and below 45 even after playing crysis for a few hours... highly recomend it, even though u already bought a cooler... but maybe u can spread the word, and recomend it to other ppl if they ask u about 1!!!