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Is an after-market cooler overkill???

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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  1. 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................
  2. Thanks for the feedback. I just ordered it, better safe than sorry i guess.
  3. 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.
  4. hell_storm2004 said:
    If you are not overclocking then you probably don't need it.

    A lot depends on case airflow.
  5. i ordered it last night and should get it between christmas and new years.
    better safe than sorry i guess.
    Thanks for the feedback.
  6. Best answer
    I always go aftermarket for cooler temps and lower noise but as explained its not essential just preferable.
  7. Best answer selected by danhasmail.
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