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post #1 of 13
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i have a budget and i was going to get a hdts1283 but i was only going to get it to keep the temp down and give the option of oc in future if needed.
i could just use the stock cooler and use the £20 to get a better gpu but i want this pc to be long lasting, good quality so i dont want to cut corners by having bad parts
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post #2 of 13
Well the stock cooler is a heatsink, so it's not like you would be going without one. A stock cooler is fine for anyone that doesn't overclock as long as you have good air circulation in your case and your workspace isn't very hot.
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AMD's stock coolers aren't messing around, as long as it's on stock it will serve you well.
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post #4 of 13
I have a brand new Stock 1090T heatsink. Did you not get one with your purchase?
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post #5 of 13
If you leave on Power now! (cool n' quiet) that stock cooler will be just fine on your 1090t. The 125w AMD heatsinks are serious business, they have a little bit of a whine to them but work great.

Edit: Like Prox said with ample airflow it'll be fine, I noticed you have the NZXT gamma. It's a good little case with great airflow, if you're a little concerned with temps just pop a nice mid speed 120 in the side panel. Here's a link for a Yate Loon medium speed fan
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post #6 of 13
Nope. As long as you're not OCing, the stock'll do fine.

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post #7 of 13
Oh no, not /thread, not yet. I wanna see a pic of the 1090t stock heatsink. Preferably several pics, from multiple angles.
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post #8 of 13
well if you do end up overclocking then you should use something better than stock, the stock limits what you can oc to.

i would get something else over the hdt xigmatek thing, find an alternative thats cheaper or better if possible
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post #9 of 13
if your ambient temps are fine you can do 3.6GHz - 3.8GHz with the stock cooler. any higher and you need better.
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by jellis142;11922372 
AMD's stock coolers aren't messing around, as long as it's on stock it will serve you well.

if its the same as the one that came with the amd 6000+ i owned like 3 years ago it was beastly.. got to same oc the HDT-s1283 got me with only 10*c hotter temps, but still within the safe temps.
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