I am building a new PC
ASUS P8Z77-V and an i5 3570K IvyBridge
Read in some places that the stock Intel heatsink is not very good, and that IvyBridge CPU's tend to run hot ..should I consider changing it for a fan based cooler or even adding a fan if that is an option – I'm assuming there is no fan as standard
Or as I am not overclocking .. should I ignore disparaging comments and stick with stock cooler.
Both AMD and Intel design their stock heatsink to dissipate the heat of normal everyday operations. The main time people run into heat problem is when they try to overclock their CPU with the stock heatsink. Stock heatsinks can't dissipate the extra heat caused by overclocking that's why people get aftermarket cooler like the Hyper 212.