Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

cpu cooler or thermal compound

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
June 14, 2014 10:08:43 AM

i have $20 left from my budget
should i either buy a cpu cooler or a thermal compound
specs are
x4 760k
hd 7770 ghz
4gb ram
1 tb storage
a b à CPUs
June 14, 2014 10:18:04 AM

Neither. $20 won't get you adequate cooling and putting quality thermal compound on a stock heatsink isn't going to get you very far if you plan to overclock at all. Save your money until you can buy a $35-$50 heatsink for overclocking.
m
0
l
Related resources
June 14, 2014 12:30:30 PM

i can go until $40 and am not going to over clock
m
0
l

Best solution

a b à CPUs
June 14, 2014 12:40:02 PM

If you're not going to overclock, don't bother buying a heatsink or thermal paste. You're wasting money. Stock heatsinks come with paste on them and are more than adequate.
Share
a b à CPUs
June 14, 2014 12:47:37 PM

JobCreator said:
If you're not going to overclock, don't bother buying a heatsink or thermal paste. You're wasting money. Stock heatsinks come with paste on them and are more than adequate.


I agree. If you aren't going to overclock and you aren't looking for near silence for a HTPC then just use the stock one and put the $20 somewhere else.
m
0
l
!