Do I need a better CPU cooler if I don't plan on overclocking.

CPU-Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz
Motherboard -Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
RAM-Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2x8GB)
SSD-Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB
Hard Drive-Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card-Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card
Sound Card-Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 96 KHz
Power Supply-PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Case-BitFenix Shinobi XL Window ATX Full Tower Case
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    no you don't. However some people do so that they can keep it cooler (maybe hot climate or room) and so they can choose a different fan that could be much quieter than the Intel one.

    Nice build.
  2. If you dont plan on overclocking its not needed, but I would still recommend it. The stock coolers for just about any cpus are next to worthless other than for noise. If noise isnt an issue you dont have to, it will get on your nerves fast though. The Coolermaster Hyper 212 evo or 212 plus would be best. Both are really quiet and provide good cooling.
  3. Well, you can't overclock a 3770 anyways. So long as you have good airflow, your ambients aren't absurd, and you're fine with the noise levels, you won't need an aftermarket cooler.
  4. The intel stock cooler should changed years ago when people told them the plastic legs don't lock right. The better intel coolers have a backplate and screws holding them on. That why amd still uses a latch type coolers.
  5. Intels cooler design is just stupid. But, if you are not overclocking, the stock fsn is fine. After all the people warrantying the chip are supplying it. But the 212+ does not cost much, and works superbly. If you want to install it later rather thannow, you got to take the board out of the case to do it. Something to think about.
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