Originally Posted by epic3ninja
So I'm getting a 4570, and a 760 for gaming. Do you guys think that I should buy an aftermarket heatsink, or use the stock one? Obviously I won't be overclocking so that's out of the picture. I am getting an ITX mobo and case, so installing it in the future would be a pain. How big of an increase would it be, and what's the cheapest solution.
The stock cooler will get the job done since you're not planning to overclock. But the advantage of an after market cooler is that it could be much quieter since they usually use much larger fans than the stock Intel HSF. So if you're looking to keep things quiet, an after market cooler would be worth using.
One of the better options would be the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO
. These are pretty popular for an inexpensive HSF...it should nicely do the job for you. The only thing you'll have to look into is to be sure it'll fit the case you're planning to get.