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Do I need a cpu cooler?

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October 10, 2010 6:01:05 PM

I am building my own computer and i was wondering if i need a cpu cooler?

This is my current build

Antec 300
Asus Sabertooth x58
Intel Core i7 950
gtx 470

I do plan on overclocking.


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October 10, 2010 6:08:36 PM

the stock cooler is kool but since it is a 130watt cpu u might want to pick up a hyper 212
October 10, 2010 6:15:00 PM

I hear a lot about the hyper 212 is it really the best avaliable?
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October 10, 2010 6:25:50 PM

I'd definitely grab an aftermarket cooler if you're overclocking. The Hyper 212+ offers good performance for its price and is highly recommended by a lot of people on these forums (and others for that matter). There are better coolers available but in my opinion the performance difference doesn't justify the price difference.
October 10, 2010 8:18:45 PM

Best answer selected by Gryphon_.