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I5-2500k Stock Fan?

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January 15, 2011 3:05:02 AM

I was wondering if I should purchase a different Fan/HS or if the one that comes with the CPU will be fine?

And if so, what would you recommend?

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January 15, 2011 4:04:23 AM

If you're doing any form of overclocking... it would definitely be recommended.
Anything previously labeled for LGA1156 will also work for LGA1155.

I had a good experience with the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 (for a Socket 775). This particular one would need a $10 adapter to work with LGA1155. Here's one designed for 1155: S1283V. Its $25 after MIR.
I've heard good things about other fans with a similar design.
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January 15, 2011 4:45:02 AM

Idk if it matters either, but I have an Antec 902 case. I'm just trying to save a few bucks :) 

And, if I do use the stock cooler, will I have to still purchase thermal compund?
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January 15, 2011 4:03:11 PM

Stock cooler comes w/ a thermal pad ... you do need need to purchase a TIM if stock cooler is used
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January 21, 2011 7:10:47 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Stock cooler comes w/ a thermal pad ... you do need need to purchase a TIM if stock cooler is used


Are you sure about the requirement to add a TIM? I thought the stock Intel cooler had a TIM pre-applied.
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January 28, 2011 5:50:36 AM

is there CPU coolers that don't need a back plate and will clip in?
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