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i7 4770k Stock Cooler vs Hyper EVO 212

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January 24, 2014 9:42:42 AM

I currently have an i7 4770k (still in the box...waiting for new mobo) and I'm wondering if it's worth getting the EVO. Yes I know it's MUCH better than the stock cooler but I won't be overclocking (why did you get the k edition then omg ur so dumb),my case is the Phantom 410 which is quite good for airflow, and I only have 1 GPU (MSI R9 270x). So what do you guys think?

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January 24, 2014 9:46:18 AM

Yes wait for the evo. The 4770k runs hot even normal clock and under load. I would not recommend running the stock cooler.
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January 24, 2014 9:51:08 AM

Yes, get an aftermarket cooler. Even if you don't overclock.
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January 24, 2014 9:52:52 AM

+1 on 212 evo
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January 24, 2014 9:55:03 AM

Yes Get the Evo For overall system heath + it will keep other components in side your computer cooler like then ram and North bridge.
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January 24, 2014 9:58:11 AM

Get the evo. The cooler for the 4770k is crap.
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January 24, 2014 10:22:59 AM

Bonecrushrr said:
Get the evo. The cooler for the 4770k is crap.

Big +1
The stock cooler will allow the 4770K to get to hot when the turbo kicks in under normal use. I have mine locked at 3.5 until I can get a better cooler. I am very surprised Intel would even include the cooler when it is so inadequate.
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January 24, 2014 10:53:01 AM

First try with the stock cooler, if are not satisfied, get the CM Hyper 212. Stock coolers are not that bad at work if you are not into OC, to me they are decent. Good luck.
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January 24, 2014 10:58:47 AM

@lonewolf7 the stock coolers on the 4770k are not adequate especially when turbo boost kicks in. The stock cooler just is not safe to run. The temps it keeps the processor at just should not be sustained.
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January 24, 2014 11:26:23 AM

Well, thanks for the answers guys...the verdict is obvious! :D 
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January 24, 2014 11:33:23 AM

@azzazel_99, The TDP of 4770K is 84W and Tcase is 72.72C, so how hot can it be, even when turbo boost kicks in. The stock cooler shouldnt go much beyond 85C with stock settings. Tjmax is 100C and the CPU will throttle there. I have a first gen i7 950 with 130W with stock cooler for 4 years now and it never reaches 80C while gaming. And Intel says if your CPU doesn't hit 95C regularly it will be fine for years.

And I didn't say OP doesn't need an after market cooling system, but first let OP try on stock cooler and let OP decide what's best.
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January 24, 2014 1:01:43 PM

lonewolf7 said:
@azzazel_99, The TDP of 4770K is 84W and Tcase is 72.72C, so how hot can it be, even when turbo boost kicks in. The stock cooler shouldnt go much beyond 85C with stock settings. Tjmax is 100C and the CPU will throttle there. I have a first gen i7 950 with 130W with stock cooler for 4 years now and it never reaches 80C while gaming. And Intel says if your CPU doesn't hit 95C regularly it will be fine for years.

And I didn't say OP doesn't need an after market cooling system, but first let OP try on stock cooler and let OP decide what's best.


Keep in mind the stock cooler that retails with the 4770k is half the size of the one that shipped with the i7-920. The stock cooler is inadequate when you consider the heat density on the cores, the crap TIM under the IHS and the size of the cooler.

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