Long story short, I got a new game I've been wanting to try recently, and I want to make sure that my CPU can handle it.
My hardware meets the minimum requirements, but not the recommended.
"Oh, well if it meets the minimum requirements you can run it, then."
My computer can run it just fine. I can get 40-60 fps on ultra settings (I still keep it on medium, though).
The problem is CPU usage. When I exit the game, OpenHardwareMonitor shows that all cores had at one point gotten all the way up to 100% usage.
I just want to make sure that running it like that won't dramatically lower my CPU's lifespan.
The temperatures are fine, the core temp gets up to a max of low 60's (Celsius) -- my CPU's max TCase temp is 81.3° Celsius.
You think I'm fine, or should I wait and get an upgrade first?
GeForce GTX 970
Intel Xeon X5650