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Aftermarket cooling
07-26-2013, 01:51 PM,
Aftermarket cooling
If I'm not going to be overclocking and run a moderate gaming rig with a i5-4670/GTX 660, does aftermarket cooling provide much benefit? I plan on using this PC for ~3 yrs, will it give my parts a longer lifetime?
07-26-2013, 02:27 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-26-2013, 02:27 PM by Brandonsr.)
RE: Aftermarket cooling
The stock cooler is perfectly safe and capable of keeping the cpu cool.

Run the stock heatsink and see if your fine with it. I myself felt it was too loud so i opted for a different cooler.

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07-26-2013, 09:37 PM,
Aftermarket cooling
The benefit of most aftermarket coolers is lower noise. If that is not important to you, the stock cooler is fine.
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