I just built a machine with an Intel i5-750 processor and it seems to be idling at a bit of a high temp...around 55°C. This machine was built for my uncle's business, and he had to have very specific measurements when it came to the computer case; it is housed in a cooler master elite RC-341 case. This is the only case that I could find that worked for what he needed.
Anyway, in my research I have found that the thermal specification for this processor is 72.7°C and I'm worried that if it's idling at 55°C in an open room with a controlled temp of 68°F, trouble is just around the corner when it's put in use at the office. Note: the machine is getting placed inside of a shelving unit enclosed on all sides except the front. Stupid! I know...but my uncle is hard headed.
So, to help with cooling matters, I installed a Corsair Hydro H50 liquid cooler on the CPU and have the front fan blowing out with the Corsair fan blowing in from the rear. Also, I have a side mounded 80mm fan on the case.
Is there anything else I can do to try and get this thing cooled down? Would it be worth wild to throw in the prepackaged CPU fan to see if it works better than the Corsair H50? Or is the small case going to be a huge factor either way? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!