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September 27, 2010 3:16:21 AM

This is my first time building a computer so I wanted to make sure.

I got a i5-760 and it comes with a fan in the box.

Should I use that or should I get a better fan?

Im planning on msi p55a g55 for the board
2 GTX 460s sli
4g 1600mhz mem.

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September 27, 2010 4:07:44 AM

I think its up to you really. There are some cheap but good cpu heatsinks, but the one it comes with will work too.
I guess it depends on what you want to do with the comp. For example, plan on overclocking?
a b ) Power supply
September 27, 2010 4:15:14 AM

In my opinion, there are only two reasons to not use the stock HSF:

1. You overclock.

2. You wish to have a quieter CPU fan.
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a c 80 ) Power supply
September 27, 2010 4:39:46 AM

If your not OCing try the stock HSF. If you find it loud then get a new one.
September 27, 2010 2:16:07 PM

+1 for the last 2 posts. Very reasonable advices :) 
a c 164 ) Power supply
September 27, 2010 2:26:13 PM

since you have two GTX 460, I'll take the giant leap and assume you will be gaming.

the stock HSF tend to get rather loud, rather fast during gaming. I would go with an after market HSF, your ears will appreciate it. Microcenter has the CM 212+ for $24.
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
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