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Stock i7 3770k heatsink or 212 EVO?

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June 19, 2013 9:43:48 AM

I was wondering if I should use the stock heatsink that came with my i7 3770k or a 212 EVO? I will not be doing any overclocking until later this year (I will get a new heatsink by then). All I will be doing is playing games like BF3 and Skyrim, photo editing, video editing, and that's about it. Will the stock heatsink be okay for me since I will not be overclocking with it? Will my temperatures be okay?
June 19, 2013 9:58:55 AM

Get the aftermarket heatsink. Intel's stock heatsink is a pathetic joke.

The 212 EVO is a great heatsink for the money and its made for overclocking.
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June 19, 2013 10:04:57 AM

for 25$ the 212 EVO will be far more quiet and will outperform the Intel stock one by far too (not to mention that you'll be able to overclock in the future)
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June 19, 2013 10:35:12 AM

My i7 2600 idles at about 30°C with the stock Intel heatsink. I do basically the same stuff as you, and I never have really felt the need for a aftermarket heatsink. Many other people just use the stock and it works fine for them. So you are probably fine with what you have for now
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