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Nzxt Phantom Do I need a CPU cooler

I really want to get a nzxt phantom 410 to make my friends jealous haha. Iade this build:

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/joshx007x/saved/1qnW

And I was wondering if I still needed to have the CPU cooler or could I get away with not having one? I was planning on OCing the 2500k so I really didn't know. The case has like 3 fans or something and I was hoping someone could tell me from experience if I needed the CPU cooler or not.


Thanks for the help :)
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  1. Best answer
    If you plan on overclocking the CPU then yes, you need a CPU cooler. The CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo is only around $30 and should get a 2500K to its sweet spot in the 4.5Ghz range. It's a better cooler than the 212+ and worth the extra $10.

    Rest of the build looks pretty good.
  2. yeah you will need a cpu cooler, your cpu won't last 30 seconds without one.
  3. You will be extremely limited with your overclock without a CPU cooler. The Hyper 212 EVO is a cheap but pretty popular option.
    You can always add one later though, if you don't have the cash now. Just don't push an OC too hard without a cooler!
  4. Alright great thank you! I will make the change :)
  5. Glad we could help :)
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