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Are these good temps for my CPU?

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I have a i7-8700, Thermaltake UX200 ARGB cpu cooler with MX-4 thermal paste, Z390 Aorus Pro motherboard, be quiet! Pure Base 500DX case, with 3 Pure Wings 140mm PWM High-Speed fans, one at the rear, two front intakes, and I left one of the stock fans (non-PWM) to run on the top.

My temps in Prime95 sit around 63-66C, after letting AIDA64 Stability Test run overnight I noticed that the CPU max temps reached 78C on some cores, but not any more above that. The CPU didn't throttle at all, always running at all cores 4.3 GHz, as it should. Every other piece of hardware performed as it should.

During gaming I have 55-65C, in GTA V as a point of reference, whereas before on the pre-built I had 72C+ in GTA V. In some games, the CPU load can be 50% yet the temps stay below 50C.

I also tried Minecraft Bedrock which liked to spike my CPU temps in the 70's when I changed render distance. I changed the render distance to the max on this build, with full antialiasing and particle render distance, and it remained between 60-65C.

I'm concerned if these temps are good or not because my cooler is sagging by about 2-3mm, however it looks like it makes contact with the IHS perfectly and the motherboard isn't bent. Are these temps okay and should I stop worrying and carry on with my new build?
 
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They are completly fine , nothing to worry about
 
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They are completly fine , nothing to worry about
So the 2-3mm CPU cooler sag isn't an issue then? Board doesn't seem to flex at all with it sagging like that, it only flexes when I push the cooler up very slightly. It's mounted properly too so I have no idea.

I really don't wanna go through wasting more thermal compound wipes and paste reseating it just to find it still sagging.
 
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id be happy with those temps mate, leave as is the coolers working well.
 
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id be happy with those temps mate, leave as is the coolers working well.
So I'm guessing this is another one of those times I'm just being stupid paranoid over a change to my PC. This time a big change as I've never built a PC before, only got pre-builts. I just need reassurance -- if I leave the cooler sagging like that (barely a noticeable sag but I like to notice small things like an idiot) it won't have any long term damage on my motherboard for example? The motherboard is not flexing or bending with the cooler sagging (as it should, the mobo was $200).
 
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So I'm guessing this is another one of those times I'm just being stupid paranoid over a change to my PC. This time a big change as I've never built a PC before, only got pre-builts. I just need reassurance -- if I leave the cooler sagging like that (barely a noticeable sag but I like to notice small things like an idiot) it won't have any long term damage on my motherboard for example? The motherboard is not flexing or bending with the cooler sagging (as it should, the mobo was $200).
Pretty much mate. Remember that 8000 series is using paste between die and ihs. So thermals are very good imho
 
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Pretty much mate. Remember that 8000 series is using paste between die and ihs. So thermals are very good imho
That MX-4 paste I applied should last a while then...

Alright, guess I'll have to get used to it looking like that. Gonna take me a few weeks... as is with every hardware change lol.
 
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it really down to how you yourself see the sagging, me it wouldnt bother me in the slightest just as long as the temps are ok which thay are, its just the way big coolers hang :)
 
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it really down to how you yourself see the sagging, me it wouldnt bother me in the slightest just as long as the temps are ok which thay are, its just the way big coolers hang :)
Yeah it tends to bother me. But if my temps remain good, I can get used to it. Just wanted to make sure I'm not damaging my motherboard leaving it like that.
It has a pushpin mount after all... not exactly the most premium mounting mechanism.
 
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