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After market cooling or no?!

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Last response: in Overclocking
April 18, 2010 2:35:20 PM

First off, I DON'T do any form of overclocking. I'm not experienced at it and thus shy away from it. I want my pieces to last as long as I can without me causing additional damage to them. Having said that, I recently purchased the intel i5 750 for my new gaming rig.

I am using:
-Cooler master cosmos case
-MSi MSI P55M-GD45 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX (causing concern for usable aftermarket coolers)
-6 gigs G. Skill 1600 mz ram
-Ati 5850 1GB
-Rosewill 950w psu

This will be a gaming rig only. Without overclocking, will my cpu be in trouble withotu aftermarket cooling?

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a b K Overclocking
April 18, 2010 3:12:51 PM

Do you have to use aftermarket cooling: no
Would it be a good idea to invest $30 in one: YES

Two things will determine the life of your cpu: heat and voltage
Since you're not OCing you shouldn't have to worry about voltage.

Think of an aftermarket cooler as cheap insurance to make sure you get as much life out of your system as possible.
April 18, 2010 7:12:25 PM

Thanks for the response. I guess my second question would be which 1156 socket aftermarket cooler I'd need? I'm hesitant about purchasing them because my mb is a Micro ATX. Anyone know what would actually work without the trial and error cycle of orders and returns?
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a b K Overclocking
April 19, 2010 1:04:51 PM

+1 what rjr said

If you shop carefully you can usually find the Coolermaster Hyper 212+ on sale for $29.99. It is an excellent cpu heatsink.