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June 24, 2010 11:55:59 PM

I recently ordered this http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I... and just today realized the cpu doesnt come with a heatsink or fan so i was wondering if I should buy a cooling fan for it if so would this be good enough http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite....

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June 25, 2010 12:36:45 AM

you current heatsink will work, how hard do you plan to push the CPU?

if you plan to over clock or spend hours gaming then i would look for something better. for business use or surfing the web, you are fine. it will run warm, just keep an eye on it with HWmonitor software.
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June 25, 2010 1:02:12 AM

i wont be overclocking but i will be playing games on it the most demanding one being starcraft 2 on the highest settings possible
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June 25, 2010 1:21:05 AM

if you dont plan on oc'ing, any stock fan is good enough. the stock fans are meant to adequately cool the cpu, and even give a small amount of oc'ing headroom.
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June 25, 2010 1:37:03 AM

yes, i know, its oem, it doesnt come with a "stock" fan, but that fan is about as good as a "stock" fan, so im just calling it stock lol, sorry for any confusion.
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June 25, 2010 1:52:00 AM

stabito said:
i wont be overclocking but i will be playing games on it the most demanding one being starcraft 2 on the highest settings possible


you will be fine
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June 25, 2010 2:12:13 AM

alright thanks for the responses
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July 8, 2010 12:34:19 AM

Best answer selected by stabito.
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