I got a new core i7-860 and was going through the reviews of the fan/heatsink that comes in the box. People seem to be unhappy with it. Even in intel's website, people are complaining about it: http://communities.intel.com/message/73730
Does anyone have any similar experience with i7-860 fan/heatsinks? is it good enough for the cpu? Or should I get a new heatsin/fan from a 3rd party? If I need to indeed get another fan/heatsink, could you please suggest me some?
The one that came with my i5 750 (should be the same) does look kind of weak, but should be acceptable for stock speeds. I got the CM Hyper 212 Plus to use instead of it though to keep it cooler, quieter, and in case I OC later on.
I see. So if I use the the heatsink that came with the CPU for now then would it be possible to change the heat sink at a later point? How easy/hard is it to change it given that we pretty much paste it on top of the CPU?
Thanks for all the replies. I dont have any plans to overclock for now. So it looks like I should be fine with the stock sink. But in case if I change my mind later and want to overclock, is it easy to pull out the sink and replace it with a better aftermarket cooler? I have never taken the sink out of the cpu and so I am not sure how this thing works.