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do I need a cooler for my (non-overclocked) build?

oxymoron

76 months ago

My tentative build is here: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WEGc

briefly:
CPU: AMD FX-8350 MOBO: GA-990 FXA-UD3 GPU: Radeon HD 7870 XT with Boost RAM: Vengeance 8 GB
SSD: 830 Series 128GB Hard Drive: Barracuda ST1000DM003 Power: TX 650M and Case: Corsair Carbide 500R

the case has a bunch of fans. and I don't plan on overclocking

so, do I need an extra cooler? If so, I was thinking Hyper 212 EVO

thanks for the feedback. I'm getting close to pulling the trigger...

oxymoron.

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  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

No, if you are not going to overclock, you do not need to purchase an aftermarket CPU cooler, unless you want a quieter one.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

pretty much summed it up. +1

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

No help here, as I'm interested in that same question. Nearly the same style of build here: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WEvY

Any feedback is appreciated.

Jim

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