CPU cooler needed or not?

Soldato
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Just wondering if you have, for example, a CPU like Phenom II Quad 965 but aren't going to overclock it, will the stock heatsink suffice? or would a cooler be recommended?
 
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Well yes, the Retail HSF that comes with the Retail boxed processor does a ok job. But if silence is your thing, I'd get something aftermarket that uses a 120mm fan.

The retail processors are a better buy anyways, as they have an extra 2 years warranty. So buy that, see how it goes with the retail HSF and you don't like it, just buy and install an aftermarket one.
 
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If you wont overclock, then stock is fine. But you could get a decent after market one for that extra piece of mind. Something like the akasa nero
 
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