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Aftermarket CPU coolers
11-29-2010, 02:23 PM,
#1
Aftermarket CPU coolers
Are they a must have in a computer now? The V8 I wanted went up $20 so I'll probbly get another one if I have to. The 1090T comes with a stock one. I have not seen anything about them being bad. But I am very cautious of my parts and their safty. Spend more now and keep parts going longer is my motto. But if the cheeper aftermarket ones are going to be the same as the stock one, I'll just stick with that.
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11-29-2010, 02:50 PM,
#2
RE: Aftermarket CPU coolers
>Are they a must have in a computer now?

No. Unless you spend over $25 on an aftermarket cooler it's not going to be much better than stock.
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11-29-2010, 03:38 PM,
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RE: Aftermarket CPU coolers
Aftermarket coolers are only necessary if you overclock, or if the stock cooler is exceptionally weak (i7 8xx is an example) and you are in a hot, dusty room.
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11-29-2010, 10:02 PM,
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RE: Aftermarket CPU coolers
(11-29-2010, 03:38 PM)Brian Wrote: Aftermarket coolers are only necessary if you overclock, or if the stock cooler is exceptionally weak (i7 8xx is an example) and you are in a hot, dusty room.

Or if you care about noise. A Stock cooler can be quite noisy, especially in long gaming sessions or hot summer days. A good after-market cooler will be way more silent.
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11-30-2010, 07:36 AM,
#5
RE: Aftermarket CPU coolers
Hi, I'm a first time builder. My future build includes a Coolermaster Hyper 212+. I'm looking at a picture of it, but I can't figure out how it is fixed to the CPU. Is the thermal paste adhesive? Or is there something I've missed? It just seems a bit big to be glued on!
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11-30-2010, 09:07 AM,
#6
RE: Aftermarket CPU coolers
The CM Hyper 212+ is held on by metal clips (for lack of a better term). Here, take a look at this installation video:



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11-30-2010, 09:12 AM,
#7
RE: Aftermarket CPU coolers
I get it now! I'll remember to check the 'Tube for how tos.

Thanks mate!
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12-06-2010, 03:01 AM,
#8
RE: Aftermarket CPU coolers
How about aftermarket Hard Drive, RAM and Video Card coolers for a non-overclocked system?

For example, something like this or this.


The more air flow/cooling the better? Or completely unnecessary?Huh
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12-06-2010, 03:06 AM,
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RE: Aftermarket CPU coolers
Completely unnecessary. RAM doesn't even get hot, even if you do overclock it. Video card stock coolers are fine.
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12-06-2010, 03:34 PM,
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RE: Aftermarket CPU coolers
(12-06-2010, 03:06 AM)Andrew J Wrote: Completely unnecessary. RAM doesn't even get hot, even if you do overclock it. Video card stock coolers are fine.



If video card stock coolers are fine, then why is it such an advantage that the GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6850 1GB, has dual-fan coolers in the 'Best Video Card for $200' article?

More specifically, that recommended card is out of stock on amazon.com, so is any 6850 fine? Thanks,
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