You should be fine with stock cooler if you are not overclocking but stock coolers are louder.. And Yes you need to have cpu cooler. either stock or aftermarket
Noah M said:
then do I need a stock cooler?
you get STOCK CPU cooler with your CPU
Thx, I am a big noob!
Inside your cpu box there should be an included stock cooler. If it doesn't come with a cooler (tray), then buy an aftermarket cpu cooler. For around $20 you can get a cpu cooler that cools a lot better and quieter than the stock cooler.