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Do I need a new Heatsink?

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Hey, I am purchasing the intel i5 2500k and wanted to know whether or not to purchase the hyper 212 plus heatsink RIGHT AWAY? I will most definitely purchase it in the future some time, but the question is do I need it immediately?g.gif I won't be overclocking it right off the bat, and if I do, it will be minimal. Turbo-boost should be able to carry me for awhile right? I am using for gaming, so what do you think I should do?
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You should never use a stock heatsink unless you just can't afford a good one. But it won't hurt the cpu, go ahead if you aren't overclocking.
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Probably not, the thing runs pretty cool on the stock cooler anyways, and you won't NEED overclocking unless it's for skyrim tongue.gif
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