Heatsink noise

I will be building a new computer in the next week here and will be running a I5 2500. I was wondering if any one else was running this CPU withthe stock heatsink? I was wondering ho quiet it is when playing games or what ever you may be doing. I am trying to go for a quiet computer. so if I would need a aftermarket cooler any recommendations. would be appreciated. will not be over clocking

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  1. The stock intel cpu cooler does the job. But, when the cpu is under load, the small cooler fan spins up and can be noisy.

    I suggest you budget about $30 for an aftermarket cooler with a slow turning 120mm fan.

    Look at the Xigmatek gaia or the cm hyper212.

    There are others, most will do.
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