So I honestly was about order that h80!
While Borderlands 2 with my friend over LAN, my computer froze and shutdown completely. I turned it back on, and went into my temp logs from when I was playing the game. The GPU was a screaming 90°C!!! And the cpu was like 82°C. I have a safeguards in my temp software to turn off the computer when the GPU or CPU hit 90°.
****ed off and in a fit of nerdy rage, I immediately was about to RIP out all of the fans and heatsinks! When I took my MOBO, I noticed something that left my head banging against the wall. In my stupid excitement of buying this CPU cooler about a month and a half ago, I neglected to notice that the CPU cooler was faced the wrong way
Therefore the CPU cooler, instead of blowing it into the next fan and out of the back of the case, was blowing the hot cpu air right back into the case.
Once it put on CORRECTLY, my cpu idle temps are at 21°C (GPU idle is at 27°C).
Under 100% for 10 minutes, the cpu never hit above 51°C.
But the big difference was actually the GPU, as it used to idle at 40°!!!
Now is doesn't get above 59°, while playing games.
That careless mistake almost cost me my entire computer. True story....