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June 4, 2012 12:10:40 PM

Is cooling necessary for the i5 3450 or the 2500 running at their stock speed or the stock cooling coming with it is good enough?

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June 4, 2012 12:33:32 PM

The stock coolers are good enough. In fact, they are good enough for a mild OC.
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June 4, 2012 12:35:34 PM

So when I buy the it 3450 or the i5 2500 there is nothing I need to buy separatly?
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June 4, 2012 12:42:41 PM

odedgal67 said:
So when I buy the it 3450 or the i5 2500 there is nothing I need to buy separatly?

I believe you are asking about an aftermarket cooler/heatsink.
Nope.
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June 4, 2012 12:43:32 PM

I ask about something like Schythe Katana 3
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June 4, 2012 12:43:46 PM

Is there anything unusual about your case cooling or about where you store your case? Or is the location where you run the new system warmer than usual?
If that's no, the stock CPU cooler will be fine.

If there is something unusual about your case or operating location you'll want to monitor your system temps. Those will tell you if you're stock cooler is doing well enough.
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June 4, 2012 12:46:03 PM

Just make sure you buy the retail version of the processor as the OEM version does not come with a heatsink.
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June 4, 2012 12:50:30 PM

Your stock cooler should be fine, as long as your room temps aren't extremely high(40c)
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June 4, 2012 12:51:55 PM

Or your case has no case fans,
or the case is in an area with no/very little clearance for air flow.
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June 4, 2012 1:01:24 PM

What made you decide I got no fan in my case? I got 2 on my shrakoon t5 black value
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June 4, 2012 1:07:13 PM

You didn't mention which case you have.
And the case cooling works together with the CPU cooler.

Sharkoon T5 has decent case cooling setup.
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June 4, 2012 1:11:33 PM

odedgal67 said:
What made you decide I got no fan in my case? I got 2 on my shrakoon t5 black value

I believe he actually meant IF your case has no fans.
Anyways, You'll fine with stock cooling. Even if your ambient is high, your CPU should still be below the max safe temp.
Which is probably 80/85c.
If it gets hot, i.e 80c + then you could always opt for an aftermarket Heatsink.
preferably the hyper 212+
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