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Old 11-27-2008, 07:40 PM   #1
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Default Standard or Aftermarket CPU cooler?

I was wondering if I would need a CPU cooler on my Intel Core 2 Duo
I'm building my own computer for the first time and I do plan on OC'ing once I get more familiar with it.
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:42 PM   #2
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Default Re: Do I need a CPU cooler?

You have to have a heatsink regardless of whether you plan to OC or not. Since you do plan to OC make sure you get a good cooler. I recommend a Xigmatek or the TRU120.
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:42 PM   #3
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Default Re: Do I need a CPU cooler?

You need at least a stock fan and heatsink at all times. If you plan to OC you should get a better cooler.
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:46 PM   #4
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Default Re: Do I need a CPU cooler?

Yes, you will definitely need a cooler for your CPU. It will burn up if you don't install one.

Something like these will work well:

XIGMATEK HDT-S1283

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:54 PM   #5
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Default Re: Do I need a CPU cooler?

Thanks for your help guys
This is the case I'm using:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119137

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Yes, you will definitely need a cooler for your CPU. It will burn up if you don't install one.

Something like these will work well:

XIGMATEK HDT-S1283

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro

I was wondering if those would fit into that case or if I should get a bigger one.
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:57 PM   #6
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Default Re: Do I need a CPU cooler?

It'll fit fine. Get teh Xigmatek.
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Default Re: Do I need a CPU cooler?

You should be fine with those choices. I;d go with he Xigmatek. It's way better than the Freezer Pro 7 for overclocking.
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:00 PM   #8
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Default Re: Do I need a CPU cooler?

Ok now that I've gotten that out of the way, do I need a heatsink too?


Edit: I was looking at the Xigmatek and it says it has a heatsink so I guess I'm good on that.


Also I'm thinking I need to buy that Arctic Silver 5 compund.
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Old 11-27-2008, 09:38 PM   #9
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Default Re: Do I need a CPU cooler?

The Xigmatek is a heatsink.

Yes, you do need thermal compound. I like MX-2 myself.
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Old 11-27-2008, 10:14 PM   #10
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You get TIM with the heatsink. The one that comes with the Xigmatek isn't all that bad. You'll probably only see a few degrees in difference. Here are my temps with the HDT S1283. My computer has been on for about 4 days now. It gives great results. I bought it a while ago when it was $36.99.

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