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Do I need to install a cpu heatsink and fan?

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January 3, 2013 12:38:33 PM

I will be building a gaming and multimedia pc soon and just wanted to know if I should purchase a cpu heatsink and fan or will the stock cpu fan and heatsink do. I don't plan on overclocking anything, this is my system..


i5 3570k 3.4ghz

asrock z77 pro4

msi twin frozr 3 2gb 192bit gtx 660 OC

CORSAIR VENGEANCE Low Profile 8GB - 2x 4GB DDR3-1600 CL9

Cooler Master Scout

Cooler Master Turbine Master 1800RPM Fan

Antec HCG-620M High Current Gamer Modular 620W PSU

hardrive and optical drive I already own.

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January 3, 2013 12:45:25 PM

Stock fan and heatsink is more than enough as long as you do not overclock your cpu.
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January 3, 2013 12:48:18 PM

The stock HSF is fine if you don't OC but may need replacement 3-4 years down the line.

If you do not want to worry about the plastic HSF mount failing in ~3 years, you can get something cost-effective like a Hyper212 EVO. (Or the 212+ if the EVO is more than $5 extra.)
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January 3, 2013 12:51:51 PM

Get the i5 3570 non K if your not gonna overclock. Iv'e seen the stock Intel fan and it makes a silent noise but the noise is very annoying. I recommend this if you really want silent.
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January 3, 2013 12:52:40 PM

InvalidError said:
The stock HSF is fine if you don't OC but may need replacement 3-4 years down the line.

If you do not want to worry about the plastic HSF mount failing in ~3 years, you can get something cost-effective like a Hyper212 EVO. (Or the 212+ if the EVO is more than $5 extra.)

I don't think they ever fail :non: .
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January 3, 2013 1:01:40 PM

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January 3, 2013 1:02:25 PM

InvalidError said:
The stock HSF is fine if you don't OC but may need replacement 3-4 years down the line.

If you do not want to worry about the plastic HSF mount failing in ~3 years, you can get something cost-effective like a Hyper212 EVO. (Or the 212+ if the EVO is more than $5 extra.)


How does it fail?
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January 3, 2013 1:02:58 PM

ASHISH65 said:
Stock fan and heatsink is more than enough as long as you do not overclock your cpu.



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January 3, 2013 1:30:39 PM

mattv1993 said:
How does it fail?

The plastic deforms over time and eventually fails to provide sufficient contact force for proper heat transfer and high CPU temperatures that eventually get bad enough to have throttling.

Everyone I know who has owned a Core2 with stock HSF has run into this problem after 3-4 years. Some of my friends who own(ed) LGA1156 CPUs with stock HSF are also starting to have the exact same problem. On these forums, you also periodically see the same story - people complaining about high CPU temperatures after owning a LGA775/1156 CPU with stock HSF for 3+ years.

So it seems the stock HSF is engineered to become mechanically inadequate after 3-4 years from material stress. Conveniently enough, Intel's warranty is 3 years. People think their CPUs are dying but it is simply the HSF starting to loosen too much. Replace the HSF and the PC behaves good as new.
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January 3, 2013 1:43:37 PM

InvalidError said:
The plastic deforms over time and eventually fails to provide sufficient contact force for proper heat transfer and high CPU temperatures that eventually get bad enough to have throttling.

Everyone I know who has owned a Core2 with stock HSF has run into this problem after 3-4 years. Some of my friends who own(ed) LGA1156 CPUs with stock HSF are also starting to have the exact same problem. On these forums, you also periodically see the same story - people complaining about high CPU temperatures after owning a LGA775/1156 CPU with stock HSF for 3+ years.

So it seems the stock HSF is engineered to become mechanically inadequate after 3-4 years from material stress. Conveniently enough, Intel's warranty is 3 years. People think their CPUs are dying but it is simply the HSF starting to loosen too much. Replace the HSF and the PC behaves good as new.


o wow I def dont want that i might just buy the aftermarket one and save the hassle

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