Should I get a cooler? If so, which one? (Phantom 410, 2500k, mild OC)


Apologies for the double-posting, but I had no respond to my previous post and I had not really intended for it to be a discussion but there seems to be no way for me to edit my post after the fact. :pfff:

Anyway, I wanted to check whether with this build I will need to look at investing in a CPU cooler?

I intend to do moderate overclocking.

If I do need to invest - would anyone have any recommendations as to what to get?

Below is the build I will be ordering next week.

Intel iCore 2500k
Asus P8Z68-Pro Gen 3
Corsair Vengeance Blue 2x4 GB Ram
MSI GeForce N560GTX Ti Hawk Graphics Card Corsair GT 120 GB SSD Drive
Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB Hybrid Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB Hard Drive
NZXT Phantom 410 PC Case
Corsair AX850 Power Supply Unit
LG BH12LS38 Blu-Ray Burner

Thanks in advance for your help!
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  1. Hi

    What is your budget?

  2. Hey, thanks for your answer - I'd be going for a budget solution not exceeding 50 euros or equivalent. :)

    If that kind of budget is totally unfeasible, then there is some give if necessary.
  3. The thermalright venomous X silent performs very well for its price of £42 (roughly 50 euros)
  4. Hmm do they ship to the continent?

    I looked at the websites where I intended to get the rest of the components and they either don't sell the brand or sell it higher than the overclockers price.

    They do sell stuff like NZXT, Noctua, Asus, Coolermaster, etc...
  5. Could you link to the shop you intend to buy from? Then I can tell you what cooler is best in your price range

    thanks :)
  6. That's a good idea! :) Cheers for taking the time to do that.

    Here's one of the site's I'm getting it from:

    Thanks again.
  7. Best answer
    The thermalright frio seems to be the best performer, its slightly over budget but in my opinion worth it
  8. It seems like one that means business! Do you see this as an essential element to get based on my build?
  9. Well its essential if you want to overclock, if not then the stock intel cooler will do. :)
  10. Im in conflict with you here Mr omitzfatal, I feel that an aftermarket cooler is always essential, wether or not you intend to overclock. It ensures longevity, and a Cool CPU is a happy CPU :D
  11. Haha :P thats cool, well I guess its all down to what you deem essential, his PC will still work with the stock cooler. Though I do agree cooler is better. :)
  12. Best answer selected by kimmetje.
  13. Thanks guys for the thoughts on this and the buying advice! I'll take the purchase advice and the advice to take one!
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