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Do I need to buy another CPU Cooler ?

Hi Guys. Do I need to buy a CPU Cooler rather use Stock Cooler ?

What is Good CPU Cooler ? Water cooling or air cooling.

and what will happen if I will only use the stock cooler ?

I see some cpu cooler here on local store for about $35-$60.

Is that worth buying ?
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  1. You do not NEED to buy a aftermarket cpu cooler, stock coolers are designed to run the CPU they come with at standard speeds fine.
    Aftermarket cpu coolers are needed if you plan on overclocking or need better cooling performance
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    kitsunestarwind said:
    You do not NEED to buy a aftermarket cpu cooler, stock coolers are designed to run the CPU they come with at standard speeds fine.
    Aftermarket cpu coolers are needed if you plan on overclocking or need better cooling performance


    It is true halfway. Yes they are designed to run just fine for stock speeds. But, they are not designed to run silent or to cool the cpu more. Under load, stockcooler noise can be disturbing. Plus when hyper threading and turbo on under full load, stock coolers fail to drop cpu temps. I remember I was reaching 100C easily with stock cooler when turbo mode is on @stock frequency and running prime95 stress test.


    As a general sense if you use stock cooler, you should not be doing any overclocking at all.
    As a general sense if you are going to mildly-casually overclocking you should go for aftermarket air cooling.
    As a general sense if you aim to push the cpu to its limits you definitely need water cooling.

    I'd suggest if you have spare 20-30$ buy a nice/cheap/effective air cooler and get rid of stock cooler...
    Preferably Hyper 212 Evo for todays standards. Comes for like 25$. It makes a difference lol
    But there are even cheaper solutions for like 15$ you can get a Zalman Performa
    etc...
  3. no need to buy if you are not overclocking or using crossfire/sli...stock fans r more than sufficient fir every gpu
  4. n1ghtr4v3n said:
    kitsunestarwind said:
    You do not NEED to buy a aftermarket cpu cooler, stock coolers are designed to run the CPU they come with at standard speeds fine.
    Aftermarket cpu coolers are needed if you plan on overclocking or need better cooling performance


    It is true halfway. Yes they are designed to run just fine for stock speeds. But, they are not designed to run silent or to cool the cpu more. Under load, stockcooler noise can be disturbing. Plus when hyper threading and turbo on under full load, stock coolers fail to drop cpu temps. I remember I was reaching 100C easily with stock cooler when turbo mode is on @stock frequency and running prime95 stress test.


    As a general sense if you use stock cooler, you should not be doing any overclocking at all.
    As a general sense if you are going to mildly-casually overclocking you should go for aftermarket air cooling.
    As a general sense if you aim to push the cpu to its limits you definitely need water cooling.

    I'd suggest if you have spare 20-30$ buy a nice/cheap/effective air cooler and get rid of stock cooler...
    Preferably Hyper 212 Evo for todays standards. Comes for like 25$. It makes a difference lol
    But there are even cheaper solutions for like 15$ you can get a Zalman Performa
    etc...



    I see.. So air cooler is just enough ? how about liquid cooling ?
  5. kratosbellic said:
    no need to buy if you are not overclocking or using crossfire/sli...stock fans r more than sufficient fir every gpu


    HUH ? I don't think it affect on the GPU. hmm. Tell me if I'm wrong.
  6. How about this Cooler ? it cost 18$

  7. iGamer said:
    How about this Cooler ? it cost 18$





    well a good heat sink should come with at least 3 copper heat pipes embedded in the aluminum base and a decent fan with at laest 1500RPM pushing 60-80 cfm air pressure on the sink.

    Im not familiar with that one specifically.

    But examine CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo and decide accordingly. (consider the price to it should be cheaper than 30$ to make sense for the purchase)
  8. How about Coolermaster TX3 EVO This Cost $30


    Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO is $38


    I think this two is cheaper now. Because I only saw it on some local stores fan page. ahaha
  9. yea 212Evo is the best choice. I own two of them at different machines lol. So silent and cool. Especially when I got them they were like 23$, worths every penny ^_^
  10. Thanks Guys for helping me! I will get either the last two I posted. haha. Thanks n1ghtr4v3n
  11. n1ghtr4v3n said:
    yea 212Evo is the best choice. I own two of them at different machines lol. So silent and cool. Especially when I got them they were like 23$, worths every penny ^_^


    Hahaha. Nice I. Hope I can get evo 212 under 25$. ahaha
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