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What is the most effective way to cool a CPU?

I recently built my first PC. It worked like a charm for a week, and then fried. And since I have learned the CPU overheated and killed the MOBO and PSU. I have a new CPU on the way and do not want to have my PC overheating again. So what do you reccomend?

Notes:
-The PC is mostly used to game.

-I have 4 fans in my PC.

-Would placing a fan next to it work?
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  1. 1.what cpu?
    2.budget?
    3.are you overclocking the cpu?
  2. shouldnt need a fan next to it if the heatsink is properly installed

    always check temperatures with a new build
  3. Some questions that you need to answer first:
    1. What CPU type have you got on the way?
    2. Did you or do you plan to overclock?
    3. What kind of heatsink did you have on the old CPU?
  4. CPU-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103996

    Q#2-No, I do not plan to overclock.

    Q#3-The heatsink that come with the CPU.
  5. Connorwarman_12 said:
    CPU-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103996

    Q#2-No, I do not plan to overclock.

    Q#3-The heatsink that come with the CPU.

    dudget because you can either have a $30 hyper 212 EVO or a $200 water loop
  6. Mounting the stock cooler correctly and confirming that by monitoring your temps for a few days usually works. ;)
  7. devilofdeaths said:
    dudget because you can either have a $30 hyper 212 EVO or a $200 water loop


    Dudget?
  8. Connorwarman_12 said:
    Dudget?

    BUDGET sorry not exactly sober
  9. devilofdeaths said:
    BUDGET sorry not exactly sober


    xD
  10. Best answer
    Connorwarman_12 said:
    xD

    well since you are not going to overclock just use the stock heatsink
  11. Best answer selected by Connorwarman_12.
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