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hey guys, so I am trying to figure out what type of cooling I would need for my cpu which will be on 24/7, transcoding and raring mainly.

I was wandering whether or not I even need to worry about a cooler or would a stock one be fine ? Keep in mind this will be on for at least the next 4 years minus a couple of hours for maintenance.

edit: sorry forgot to include the cpu its a sandy bridge i3 2100.
Edited by litho - 8/2/11 at 1:07am
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if my rig was on 24/7, i would want an aftermarket cooler. there are many to choose from. evga even made one. kinda nice.
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hey guess, so I am trying to figure out what type of cooling I would need for my cpu which will be on 24/7, transcoding and raring mainly.

I was wandering whether or not I even need to worry about a cooler or would a stock one be fine ? Keep in mind this will be on for at least the next 4 years minus a couple of hours for maintenance.

edit: sorry forgot to include the cpu its a sandy bridge i3 2100.
i had a Noctua NH-U12P-SE2 in my antec 900 she was only a few mm from the side pannel had to mount the side fan on an angle also don't forget 1156 is the same as 1155
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i had a Noctua NH-U12P-SE2 in my antec 900 she was only a few mm from the side pannel had to mount the side fan on an angle also don't forget 1156 is the same as 1155
haha um I don't think I will be going that extreme for a 65w i3, on a side note I have a true 120 on it and it fits fin in the Fractal Design Define mini but I don't want a cooler that large.
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Why not go for like the Corsair H60/H80, Antec Kuhler 620/920.
    
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Why not go for like the Corsair H60/H80, Antec Kuhler 620/920.
I probably would if they didn't cost so much. I guess I should have put a budge no more than $40 bucks.
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what about a Zalman CPU cooler this one looks cool and should perform decent

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118074
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what about a Zalman CPU cooler this one looks cool and should perform decent

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118074
that thing is almost 1/4 of my servers cost hahaha, naw Id like to stay under $40 besides I will never see it so it doesn't matter if its ugly or pretty
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that thing is almost 1/4 of my servers cost hahaha, naw Id like to stay under $40 besides I will never see it so it doesn't matter if its ugly or pretty
if your not going to OC the stock heatsink should be more then enough
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if your not going to OC the stock heatsink should be more then enough
even say its been on, non-stop for 3 years?
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