Upgrading from i7-4790K, worried about heat and continuous processor use

I'm considering replacing everything in my computer, and a lot of the new CPU developments and reviews here leave me with a few questions about what to go with. I use my PC for gaming, but getting good game performance doesn't seem too hard to achieve these days. What I'm really focused on with this upgrade is the 3d work I do. Modeling requirements in Blender or Maya are easy enough to satisfy, but simulating physics animation and rendering in Lux/Cycles/Arnold can be tough.

The main thing I'm worried about is the long-term health of the CPU if I'm leaving it rendering at a full load for 12+ hours a couple times a week. My current CPU, an i7-4790K, is not ideal for this, but it does comfortably sit around 75 degrees with the fan that came bundled with it from Intel. I'd like to get something with 6-8 cores, but a lot of new reviews I see seem to warn that more recent CPUs end up at 85-90 under these conditions (looking at the new i7-8700 or the i7-7820X, for instance). I like to get several years out of the computers I put together, and numbers like that make me worry that the processor or motherboard will fail in short order.

Given that I don't know a whole lot about CPU temperatures, I thought I'd ask here how serious a problem this would all be if I did go with one of these new CPUs that runs a little hot. Also, I'm curious if there's a good option for me (500-600 dollars at the absolute most) here that I haven't found. I'd like something with decent single-core processing speed because that's still helpful for 3d applications and games, but with more than 4 cores to shave an hour or two off of simulating/rendering times. And while I'm willing to get a third-party cooling system, I have no interest in overclocking - I'm looking at stability/longevity and decent performance. Getting 160 fps in a modern game instead of 130 isn't really a concern, and rendering is more of a marathon than a sprint.
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  1. Your current system should be fine at those temps rendering.
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  2. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Your current system should be fine at those temps rendering.



    You mean 80-90 isn't really a problem, or that I should stick with what I have?

    To be clear, I'm not upgrading because I'm worried about the i7-4790K's tempteratures, but because my system is a few years old and this happens to be a moment when spending a couple thousand dollars on a new computer is financially an option. I'm just looking for a CPU that is more ideally suited to my uses, but all the replacements I've looked at have been known to heat up more than what I'm used to.
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  3. Sorry ...I missed the 90 "I read the it does comfortably sit around 75 degrees with the fan that came bundled with it."

    If you get a newer solution or even keep the old one you will need an aftermarket cooler to keep it down to
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