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I recently bought parts to build my first computer and one thing I’m having second thoughts on is whether I should install my own 3rd party CPU cooler or just use the CPU fan the Itel provides.

I plan to game on the highest setting I can for games, but I do not intend to over-clock. (My processor is not the k series, so I couldnt over clock even if I wanted too)

SO - Should I use the Cooler Master 212 EVO or just return it to Amazon for my $35 bucks?

Here are my specs:

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan

Intel Core i5-4670 3.4Ghz Quad-Core
GIGABYTE GA-Z87M-D3H Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) Memory
Rosewill CAPSTONE-650M 650W Power SupplyCorsair Obsidian MicroATX Case
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  1. You may not be overclocking, as you can't, but the intel fans that are provided barely qualify as operable. You'll notice higher temps with the stock fan vs an aftermarket one. Unless that $35 is going to break the bank, I'd say keep it, it's definitely worth the investment.
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    JBHCONDOR said:
    I recently bought parts to build my first computer and one thing I’m having second thoughts on is whether I should install my own 3rd party CPU cooler or just use the CPU fan the Itel provides.

    I plan to game on the highest setting I can for games, but I do not intend to over-clock. (My processor is not the k series, so I couldnt over clock even if I wanted too)

    SO - Should I use the Cooler Master 212 EVO or just return it to Amazon for my $35 bucks?

    Here are my specs:

    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan

    Intel Core i5-4670 3.4Ghz Quad-Core
    GIGABYTE GA-Z87M-D3H Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) Memory
    Rosewill CAPSTONE-650M 650W Power SupplyCorsair Obsidian MicroATX Case



    if you have the fan i would keep it but if you need the money than the stock fan should suffice just make sure your case has sufficient airflow to the cpu so it can do its job
  3. Stock fan is ok, it's doing what it needs to do at stock. Get dat cash!
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