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Is an after-market cooler overkill???

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December 22, 2010 4:03:55 AM

Hi everyone,
I was just looking at a COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus cpu cooler at a good price of $25.74 with no tax and free shipping.
It's a great price but i was wondering if i really NEED it. I have the ASUS Rampage 3 Extreme motherboard with an intel 930 cpu that comes with a heatsink/fan combo, but i don't overclock.
Would having a better cooler really be a good idea or just overkill?????
Can i get some quick feedback on this?
Thanks in advance.

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a c 103 à CPUs
December 22, 2010 4:51:17 AM

If you dont overclock I'd say leave well alone, but monitor your temps and if/when they start creeping up to 60'c+ at idle................
December 22, 2010 5:24:08 AM

Thanks for the feedback. I just ordered it, better safe than sorry i guess.
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a b à CPUs
December 22, 2010 8:40:30 AM

If you are not overclocking then you don't need it. But you can put on a fresh coat of TIM. That is something which will help you out. No need for cooler.
a c 172 à CPUs
December 22, 2010 12:07:08 PM

hell_storm2004 said:
If you are not overclocking then you probably don't need it.

A lot depends on case airflow.
December 22, 2010 9:00:33 PM

i ordered it last night and should get it between christmas and new years.
better safe than sorry i guess.
Thanks for the feedback.

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a b à CPUs
December 22, 2010 9:09:41 PM

I always go aftermarket for cooler temps and lower noise but as explained its not essential just preferable.
July 21, 2011 8:56:52 PM

Best answer selected by danhasmail.
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July 22, 2011 12:34:44 PM

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