First off, I know this has probably been asked 9308490238490238408923048023804 times, but even through hours of searching, not many posts match my situation. I have a i5 3570k and a Hyper 212 Plus installed. I spread thermal paste over the heat sink using a credit card and then cleaned it off using 70% alcohol to fill in the grooves with compound. I then applied a slightly smaller than a pea sized dot in the middle of the CPU after cleaning it with a coffee filter and 70% alcohol. I pressed the Hyper 212 plus into the CPU after it dried and bolted it down. I didn't see any thermal compound leaking out so I assumed it was all good. The thermal compound I used was the stock one included with the Hyper 212 Plus. I did no over clocking and left the i5 3570k at stock everything. My temps and idle are: 38 - 43 degrees C My load temps using Prime95 blend are: 58 - 62 degrees C My ambient room temperature is: 30 degrees C (I did all of this on a hot summer day) My question is, are these good temps in relation to my ambient temperature ? Oh, and for airflow, I have a 200mm exhaust and the top and a 120mm at the back that came stock on my Antec 1100. I also installed 2 120mm Scythe Slipstream fans in the front as intake http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185171&Tpk=SY1225SL12HP so I'm guessing that airflow isn't a problem. Another quick question is my graphics card temperature. I have an EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130623 and my idle temps are around 35 - 40 degrees C with fan speed at 40%. With the fan profile, I have to bump up the fan to 65% speed to keep the temperature under 65 degrees C. Is this normal? All of this data comes from an ambient temperature of 30 degrees C. Thanks!