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Is an aftermarket cooler required?

post #1 of 6
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Hey,

I'm making a build for a friend within the next few weeks and I was wondering whether an aftermarket cooler would be required for his rig?

He's going to be using it primarily for gaming and will definitely not be overclocking (he's a complete PC noob).

He'll be running an i5 3450 on an MSI Z77A-G41.

Do you think he will need an aftermarket cooler like the CM Hyper 212 EVO or could he make do without and spend the money elsewhere such as on the graphics card?

Opinions are appreciated, cheers guys. thumb.gif
post #2 of 6
if you are not overclocking... u will not need an aftermarket cooler

put the extra $30 into a video card.
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post #3 of 6
Well he isnt overclocking or anything so itll be running at stock. I think a stock cooler should be enough
    
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post #4 of 6
Skip the cooler since he isn't overclocking. biggrin.gif
post #5 of 6
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Ok thanks, I knew the cooler would work, just not if it would work very well.

Cheers. thumb.gif
post #6 of 6
Well just because he won't overclock anything, doesn't mean that you shouldn't get a good cooler for the CPU. Even the CM hpyer 212 plus would be nice for keeping the CPU cool and prolong the life of the CPU if nothing else. So I am going to say that while the hyper 212 evo is overkill, the stock cooler would be underkill.
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