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Should I just get this and call it a day for my i5 2500k

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April 9, 2011 6:23:03 PM

Should I reapply the paste on the stock and put it all back together or just order this? I'm not an overclocker or a gamer, but ya never know:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

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April 9, 2011 6:25:48 PM

I'd definitely recommend it. Keeps my i7 2600K at decent temps @ 4.5 ghz. Make sure it can fit in your case though, and it requires mobo removal
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April 9, 2011 6:27:43 PM

Yeah, I don't mind removing the mobo. My case is the Antec Illusion or basically it's the Antec 300 with some blue LED fans.
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April 9, 2011 6:35:42 PM

Your not an overclocker, but you paid extra for a unlocked cpu and your buying an aftermarket cpu cooler. Am I missing something?

If your not overclocking, the stock fan is fine.
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April 9, 2011 6:43:33 PM

Well like the OP said "Ya never know"
Why not have the ability to OC in the future
It will take a while before a 2500k starts to become "slow"
and by then hopefully he has learned how to OC
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April 9, 2011 6:43:59 PM

geekapproved said:
Your not an overclocker, but you paid extra for a unlocked cpu and your buying an aftermarket cpu cooler. Am I missing something?

If your not overclocking, the stock fan is fine.



Nope. BUT ... I may try it in the future, that's why I purchased the unlocked CPU for a few extra bucks instead of buying the 2500 and then regretting it later.
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April 9, 2011 6:45:03 PM

Yes it will easily fit in your Antec 300.
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April 9, 2011 6:56:48 PM

You should be able to go for 4Ghz+ on the stock fan just fine, so unless you're really serious about the potential OC thing, sticking with the stock HSF for now isnt a bad idea.
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April 9, 2011 7:21:54 PM

Timop said:
You should be able to go for 4Ghz+ on the stock fan just fine, so unless you're really serious about the potential OC thing, sticking with the stock HSF for now isnt a bad idea.



thanks I may.
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April 9, 2011 7:42:14 PM

keto6789 said:
Nope. BUT ... I may try it in the future, that's why I purchased the unlocked CPU for a few extra bucks instead of buying the 2500 and then regretting it later.


Definitely a wise choice but I wouldn't buy an aftermarket heatsink till that day comes. Use the one that you paid for that came with your cpu.
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