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Aftermarket cooler needed for i7 2600?

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June 14, 2011 11:47:54 AM

I am looking to build a computer with an Intel i7 2600 (no k) CPU. I don't want to overclock. Is an aftermarket CPU cooling system necessary if I am not going to overclock, or is the stock fan/heatsink sufficient?

Any advice is appreciated
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June 14, 2011 12:58:58 PM

The stock cooler will provide minimal cooling and keep the cooler within heat spec, while doing so loudly.

You can pick up a Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus for around USD $25 with a quieter fan and more effective cooling. It is a great cooler for the money. It does a better job with its single fan than my H50 with 2 aftermarket fans in push/pull (total cost of near $100).
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June 21, 2011 1:26:59 AM

where can I get that deal? I checked newegg.com and they have it for $49.99.
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June 21, 2011 2:22:47 AM

The stock cooler should be fine. I wouldn't bother installing an aftermarket cooler until you at least try out the standard cooler to determine of the temps are too high or the fan is too loud.
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June 21, 2011 12:04:13 PM

obviously
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June 21, 2011 12:18:52 PM

Depends on what you plan to do with if, if your going to do heavy gaming or folding at home you will want to go with a better cooler, if it is just a basic computer for you the stock cooler will be more then enough in a well vented case.
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June 24, 2011 12:20:34 AM

Are they refurbished, used, or new?
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June 24, 2011 8:48:31 AM

If you were you asking me, they're new (NIB).
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