I don't know Intel, but I believe they have the same as AMD i.e. temperature control, which means that the CPU will give Windows a command to shut the system down if the temperature goes high = all is in safe control. So, the fire brigade is there, at all times, no need to be worried - overheating is theoretical nowadays. About the general heats, and keeping fans at low noise level, it's very much about having your fans placed optionally. You need to have incoming air optional, lowest = coolest possible level, and outgoing air at highest = hottest possible level. I've theorized about building a computer inside a small refrigerator = minibar, in order to get it working with ~ zero fans. Anyway, if I have the right picture, Intel works at lower temps than AMD. I would agree with Digerati: anything above 60 degrees is nigh to critical.