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2600k stock heatsink

post #1 of 6
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I'm looking to build my first rig and I decided to keep it simple; no overclocking.

Will using the Intel stock heatsink lessen the life span of the 2600k or reduce performance?

Other info: I will be putting it in a NZXT Phantom on a Asus P8P67 Deluxe motherboard.
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WD Black 1TB Samsung DVD Windows Ultimate Samsung 24" 
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post #2 of 6
I would say technically yes, but it would probably be the difference between 20 years, and 20 years and a few months. So don't worry about it IMO. Also, why are you getting a K series if you aren't overclocking?
post #3 of 6
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I plan on doing it in the future so I'm trying to make my build future proof. Right now this is my first build so I'm on a budget and trying to keep things simple.
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i5 2500k Sabertooth P67 Asus GTX 570 Corsair Vengence 8gb 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 1TB Samsung DVD Windows Ultimate Samsung 24" 
PowerCase
Corsair TX750 V2 NZXT Phantom 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Sabertooth P67 Asus GTX 570 Corsair Vengence 8gb 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 1TB Samsung DVD Windows Ultimate Samsung 24" 
PowerCase
Corsair TX750 V2 NZXT Phantom 
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post #4 of 6
I would say if you are getting the K why aren't you overclocking. But it is a good idea if you plan on overclocking later on in the game, then you are ready when you decide.
Sandy bridge chips are pretty cool chips at stock speeds.
My sister has an i5 2400 with the stock cooler, and even under full load it doesn't go above 50c.
post #5 of 6
Also, I wouldn't bother with the i7, an i7 is no more "future proof" than the i5 depending what your'e doing. I assume you're not doing any video rendering etc etc.
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post
Also, I wouldn't bother with the i7, an i7 is no more "future proof" than the i5 depending what your'e doing. I assume you're not doing any video rendering etc etc.
this. Go for the i5 if you aren't going to be using the HyperThreading.
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