I5-2500k Stock Fan?

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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  1. 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.
  2. At Guru3d, they hit 4.6 GHz w/ no issues on a stock cooler.


    Any 1156 cooler will work on the 1155's .... to see the best of the best, look here:

  3. 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?
  4. Stock cooler comes w/ a thermal pad ... you do need need to purchase a TIM if stock cooler is used
  5. I was looking at the Hyper 212+


    But if I'm only going to OC it to like 4GHz, because I'm new to overclocking, would the stock be okay? I've heard many mixed feelings about it, at least for the 2500K
  6. 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.
  7. is there CPU coolers that don't need a back plate and will clip in?
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