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Is an Aftermarket fan needed for this CPU?

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March 12, 2012 8:30:41 PM

I am getting the AMD FD8150FRGUBOX FX-8150 Processor - Eight Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 8MB L2 Cache, 3.60GHz (4.20GHz Max Turbo) 125W on my computer and i was wondering if i needed an aftermarket fan. If i do need one then i plan on getting the Cooler Master Hyper N520 CPU Cooler for 49.99. I don't really know anything about hte computer but i know htat the processor needs am3+ board and i have that but not sure on the cooler or if its even necessary. I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me if it's necessary, and if it is, direct to a fan that i can get on compusa for a cheap price and will fit my motherboard.
March 12, 2012 9:16:55 PM

No need if you are not going to overclock since there is a std cooler with BOX CPU's. If you are planning to overclock the std cooler is insufficient.
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March 13, 2012 12:44:32 AM

Hi :) 

The standard heatsink and fan supplied with a retail 8150 isnt very loud....

All the best Brett :) 
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March 13, 2012 7:37:22 PM

e56imfg said:
The boxed cooler is very loud, though.

Hyper 212 Evo
or
Hyper 212 Plus
would be my recommendations.

Which case do you have?


O also does the 212 Evo come with thermal paste?
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March 13, 2012 11:43:28 PM

All CM cases should fit a Evo.

The Evo does come with TIM, just not pre-applied.
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March 14, 2012 8:37:15 AM

The EVO and 212+ ship with a tube of paste and either cooler will fit in a 430.
I have a 430 with a 212+ in it = so confirmed it fits.
The EVO is a half mm taller = it will fit no problem.
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