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Hello

I'm about to buy a new computer and I have a question.
Do I need a CPU cooler or this is more optional thing?

Config I'm thinking of:

Processor
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz/3.3GHz Turbo AM3 HDT55TFBGRBOX

Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4, Socket AM3/ AMD 790X+SB750/ DDR3 Dual channel/ 1x Realtek 8111D chip/ 3x IEEE 1394a ports/ 10x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0/ 6x SATAII, 2x SATAIII, ALC889 (HD)/ DualBIOS/ ATX

RAM
2X APACER 2GB PC10600 DDR3 1333MHz CL9 AU02GFA33C9NBGC

HDD
HDD SATA 640GB 3GB/S 32MB/GREEN P. WD6400AADS WDC

Case
Cooler Master Storm Scout case
Front: 140mm Red LED Fan x 1 (included), Top: 140mm Fan x 1 (included) or 120mm, Fan x 1 (optional), Rear: 120mm Red LED Fan x 1 (included), Side: Acrylic window; supports 120mm x 2 (optional), Material: Steel, ABS Plastic, PC, Mesh bezel. I/O Panel: USB2.0 x 4; eSATA x 1; Mic x 1; HD Audio+AC97 x 1, Standard ATX, Sizes: (D)489 x (W)219 X (H)495.5 mm, (D)19.2 x (W)8.6 x (H)19.5 inch


GPU
VGA 1GB GDDR5 PCIE16 HD5770/128B GV-R577UD-1GD GIGA-BYTE

PSU
Silver Power Blue Lightning SP 600 A2C 600W, sleevitud kaablid, 120mm silent led fan, 4 ja 8 pin MB, 6x Molex, 6x SATA, 2x PCIE. +3.3V:24A, +5V:30A, +12V1:22A, +12V2:22A, -12V:0.5A, +Vsb:2.5A


Some parts are not in English cuz I live in Estonia.

I was thinking about ProlimaTech Megahalems Rev.B.
post #2 of 9
Hello.

Yes, you will need a CPU cooler. The stock unit that comes with the CPU will do for stock specs and for some mild overclocking (results may vary depending upon the temperature and humidity where you live).

An aftermarket heatsink is recommended if you plan to overclock.
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post #3 of 9
It's simple, as the guy above me said. If you want to overclock, you need an aftermarket cooler. If you're going to let your processor run @ stock clocks, Then you dont really need it unless you simply want to lower temps even more
post #4 of 9
A stock cooler works, but an aftermarket heatsink is never a bad investment. Even if you don't plan on overlocking (now) you'd still benefit from a lower temperature and less noise.
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post #5 of 9
It depends on how far you are going to overclock. Me right now, I have my CPU at 3.2GHz on my stock cooler.
That being said, I already ordered an aftermarket heatsink because I know I can't go any further without burning up.

The whole thing about the aftermarket cooler is that the stock one is so poorly constructed and made out of such cheap materials that it does a bad job of cooling at anything beyond stock clocks.
However, these aftermarket ones are made out of much higher-quality, well-designed architectures (if you want to call it that). They are better at dissipating heat so your temperatures will be much lower, thus allowing you to overclock more without worrying about burning up.

The Prolimatech Megahalems are a great choice. They are famous for being high quality with amazing cooling. People on this forum will swear by it.
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post #6 of 9
If you are going to overclock, then you should get the Megahalems for lower idle and load temps.
The Cooler Master 212+ would be another choice if the budget is tight.
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post #7 of 9
If it's the same cooler that comes with the 1090 it has copper and heatpipes.

You should be able to OC 400mhz or so if your ambients aren't too high.
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Detroitsoldier View Post
It depends on how far you are going to overclock. Me right now, I have my CPU at 3.2GHz on my stock cooler.
That being said, I already ordered an aftermarket heatsink because I know I can't go any further without burning up.

The whole thing about the aftermarket cooler is that the stock one is so poorly constructed and made out of such cheap materials that it does a bad job of cooling at anything beyond stock clocks.
However, these aftermarket ones are made out of much higher-quality, well-designed architectures (if you want to call it that). They are better at dissipating heat so your temperatures will be much lower, thus allowing you to overclock more without worrying about burning up.

The Prolimatech Megahalems are a great choice. They are famous for being high quality with amazing cooling. People on this forum will swear by it.
I swear by it!

I also recommend it to you!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Maestrotogo View Post
I swear by it!

I also recommend it to you!
I had a low budget, my 212+ in on the way as we speak.
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