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FX-6300 with stock heatsink?

I have an FX-6300 cpu and I am wondering if I will be able to just use the stock heatsink that comes with it? I do not plan on doing any overlocking. I am very new to all of this stuff. So will I be able to run the cpu with just the stock heatsink without it overheating or should I get maybe a cooler master hyper 212 EVO?
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  1. What do you plan on doing with it? I put together a 6300 in a build for a friend on a strict budget. It does fine until he starts to do his video compression. THen it gets REALLY hot, but the case also has minimal airflow.
    So as long as you aren't running it at 100% a lot and have decent case airflow you'll be fine.
  2. Video, gaming, etc put's a load on the CPU, would suggest an aftermarket if you do either, the stock HSs are sort of chintzy
  3. I plan on gaming with it. Don't plan on doing any video rendering or anything too extreme on the cpu so thank you for the advice.
  4. Without stressing it to 80%+ then the stock SHOULD be fine. But I would agree with tradesman by going ahead and getting a cheap aftermarket cooler, just to be safe. The Cooler Master Evo is a great budget cooler especially if you plan on not OCing.
  5. The stock heatsink is useless , I would get a cooler.
  6. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    This is a nice choice:

    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek LOKI SD963 52.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.95 @ Amazon)
    Total: $24.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-31 23:33 EDT-0400)
  7. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    This is a nice choice:

    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek LOKI SD963 52.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.95 @ Amazon)
    Total: $24.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-31 23:33 EDT-0400)


    As a user of the LOKI, +1, it works just adequetly even for a i7-920@3.7GHz.

    The Hyper 212 EVO is also a really good choice. BTW OP, what motherboard are you using?
  8. Best answer
    A stock cooler is enough

    I advice u to get a cooler if u plan to o.c. Or if u plan to do long session gaming with games like crysis 3 or others

    A stock cooler can handle this but temps can go upto 65 which is quite high and would be limiting ur cpu life


    If u plan to buy a cooler get hyper 212 evo for 30$ which can even outperfrm some closed liquid coolers like h60,h80 seideon 120 ,antec 620
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