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Stock heatsink/fan okay for 2500k or 2600k?

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May 17, 2011 1:40:03 AM

Will be building a system around a 2500k or 2600k (haven't decided). These come with their own heatsink/fan combos. I want a quiet system, and will be using a Sonata IV case. Will the stock setup suffice, or do I need to go for something else? If the latter, any suggestions?
May 17, 2011 3:15:11 AM

Are you going to overclock?
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May 17, 2011 3:17:30 AM

Assuming no/mild overclock, the stock fan will be OK, but you could get something quieter (if it's worth $30 or $40 to you) If you have an actively cooled GPU that will be louder than the CPU fan anyway.
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May 17, 2011 5:18:50 AM

brentkhack said:
Are you going to overclock?


maybe a bit, but not much. is there room with the stock setup to increase at all?
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May 17, 2011 5:20:27 AM

it depends.The stock cooler can run 55c in bios.
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May 17, 2011 5:22:19 AM

I'd suggest getting a 3rd party cooler. Even something $30 or less will be much better than the Intel HSF
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May 17, 2011 5:24:03 AM

it should be ok.In gaming i get 55c in bios i get 53c.Idle i get 30~40 with IBT i get 80c.So yeah this is a summary of your temps.
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May 17, 2011 5:58:36 AM

If you aren't going to OC, stick with the stock fan and don't get the K model. If you want to OC, get the K model and an aftermarket cooler.
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May 24, 2011 2:05:25 AM

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