CPU cooling... stock or aftermarket??

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  1. jmv

    jmv Master Guru

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    I really can't decide what I should do. I've ordered a system which includes a phenom II 965 BE (C3), and had decided that since I'm not planning to OC right away, that the box cooler would be fine for me. I don't really know how hot these processors run or how well the stock fan works, though. I really can't decide if i should go ahead and order a cooler. I don't really want to have to wait for it to get here, as my system will be arriving today and tomorrow, but it would be nice to have. If I ordered one, I think I might go with the noctua NH-C12P SE14...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608019&cm_re=noctua-_-35-608-019-_-Product



    What do you guys think?? Worth the wait??
     
  2. Revs

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    Depends on your cash situation. The stock cooler will do while you're not OC'ing, but a Nocuta is always nice to have :D.
     
  3. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Only if you're ocing you'll need an aftermarket.
     
  4. jmv

    jmv Master Guru

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    ... any suggestions on trying to find one locally that I could pick up?? If i could get one and not have to wait, then there would be no downside... well, besides the cash.
     

  5. crowTrobot

    crowTrobot Master Guru

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    where is locally? your location field is empty.
     
  6. jmv

    jmv Master Guru

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    sorry... locally is Austin, TX
     
  7. reno_skychaser

    reno_skychaser Ancient Guru

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    Is it one of these?

    If so, no, you won't need an aftermarket unless you're overclocking. AMD packs some of the highest-end stock heatsinks there are.
     
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    dcx_badass Ancient Guru

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    I use stock and can overclock from 2.93 to 3.3 with no problems with my cpu at least.
     
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