These are my specs:
Sigma Gaming Unicorn Mid-Tower
Asus P5Q Pro Intel P45 CrossFire Chipset
IntelÂ® Coreâ„¢ 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.0GHz
Stock Intel CPU Cooling Fan
ATI XFX 4850 1GB
Thermaltake 600W power supply
My current CPU idle Â is 43C, load is around 54C with a voltage of 1.37.
I'm running my Q6600 @ 3.0Ghz with my stock Intel cooler.
Is this fine or should I lower it?
The temperature is acceptable, but I think it wouldn't hurt to get an aftermarket cooler. The Arctic Freezer 7 might be a worthy investment.
Would any of you recommend the Xigmatek Dark Knight?
Absolutely. That thing is aesthetically pleasing as well as effective in cooling in many many ways.
Yes, + like a million times.
What about the Core Contact cooler? Isn't it about the same price?
Nah, fuck it, get a Dark Knight.