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Should i get a air/water cooler?

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May 23, 2012 8:59:46 PM

im building a computer and i WONT be overcloaking but i was wondering if i would need a air or water cooler.

here's my build:


Intel Core i5-2400 3.10 GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 Processor

GIGABYTE GA-H61M-DS2 LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

CORSAIR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

Seagate Barracuda 7200 500 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 16 MB Cache

Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive

NZXT Technologies Source 210 Computer Case

Corsair Builder Series CX V2 430-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms - CMPSU-430CXV2

Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit

i just dont want my cp being overheated or any threat or chance of it getting overheated thanks

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a c 324 K Overclocking
May 23, 2012 9:10:45 PM

Just get a decent air cooler...even the stock Intel cooler should be fine as long as you have good case airflow.
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a c 108 K Overclocking
May 23, 2012 9:33:23 PM

Do you NEED an aftermarket cpu cooler, either air or liquid?... NO.

The Intel stock cooler will work just fine for your 2400 even at high cpu loads.
But, when the intel fan speeds up, it can be quite noisy.

I do suggest the cm hiper212 for $20.
1) The larger 120mm fan will be quieter at all load levels, and it will cool better.
2) The stock intel pushpins are difficult to gat on properly, particularly for the novice.
The hiper212 has a backplate mount that is easier to install, and is more secure.

Lastly, do not worry about overheating. The cpu will downclock itself, or even shut off if it gets dangerously overheated.
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