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Do I need aftermarket CPU cooler ?

#1gamesisgoodPosted 10/10/2013 4:29:51 AM
If i dont plan on doing any overclocking ? I posted a few days ago and some people recommended some builds aroudn the 1000 range but im trying to cut it doewn to around 7-800 . Also how are black friday sales when it comes to pc parts ?
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#2LostHisHardcorePosted 10/10/2013 4:31:43 AM
If not overclocking loads then stick with the stock cooler.
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#3SpacewhizguyPosted 10/10/2013 4:33:07 AM(edited)
No, you don't need an aftermarket cooler. The stock one will do its job just fine - that's what it was made and designed for. Cooling your CPU by a few extra degrees won't matter. Save your money.

Black Friday sales can be pretty nice, but they're not any nicer than the random deals scattered throughout the year. Black Friday just simply has a higher concentration of sales at a single time. For the best prices, you'll need to eye deal sites over the course of one or two months and slowly buy parts.
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#4betatechPosted 10/10/2013 4:40:14 AM
The only other possible reason is that aftermarket HSFs MAY be quieter, although I've never tested this theory myself and even then if you have other fans it may make little difference.
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#5ArnzillazorPosted 10/10/2013 4:49:42 AM
Yeah, if you're not overclocking and sound isn't an issue... don't worry about it: stock is totally fine.