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Old 04-27-2008, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Do I need to have a CPU cooler? I will have an intel core 2 duo... I might overclock it too.

Do I really need one? If i do, what are some good cheap ones?

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Yes, you need to have one.


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Old 04-27-2008, 02:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

good value one here, works well.
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Umm yah. You are going to need a heatsink and fan on that thing. Also it is not the best idea to get cheap ones. I am not sure if there is good cheap ones. I use a Zalman heatsink and fan but that cost around $60.00 USD. I am not sure what your budget is? There might be some good deals on Newegg though.
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The stock intel cooler barely kept my chip within reasonable temperatures on Stock settings, no overclock.
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I'm using the CoolerMaster TX2 and its running my e8400 at 25c at an idle and usually around 32c on a load.
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RR-CCH-L9U1-GP 92mm Hyper TX2 CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
and it comes with preapplied mx-2, very easy to install. The hood slides off which makes it a lot easier.
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you would have some major problems if you didn't use one. If you aren't going to do some major ocing i think an af7 would do.

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