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Should I replace my stock heatsink/fan?

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December 6, 2011 7:21:54 PM

I was wondering if I should replace the fan/heatsink that came with my case. My cpu runs at 40-42 under load with my gpu running at 58-60. I am planning to replace my gtx 550 ti with a gtx 570 which I surmise will be warmer despite it's own fan. The model I'm looking at is:

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R1 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

which seems to be compatible with my LGA socket 1155. Any help would be great. Thanks!

i5 2500k
gtx 570
8 gig RAM
a b B Homebuilt system
December 6, 2011 7:24:31 PM

I would buy it personally since your CPU has nice overclocking potential. Even if it didn't I would be tempted just for the quietness and peace of mind.
a b B Homebuilt system
December 7, 2011 4:59:30 PM

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a b B Homebuilt system
December 7, 2011 4:59:48 PM


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December 7, 2011 5:01:35 PM

^ Double post lol. That cooler got nice reviews (seems to be slightly better than the highly regarded 212+). Go for it for cheap peace of mind, and future overclockability. I will probably pick one up for my new build, or go with a liquid cooled setup.
December 18, 2011 1:41:49 AM

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