I will get one when i need to overclock. Yes stock coolers suck but it does its job untill i need a better one.
But yeah I can see it being somewhat debatable (he's not killing puppies) whether you actually should need it or not. Just that decent air coolers such as CM 212 Plus are so darn cheap and makes such a big difference.
You know it's not like Intel chooses to make their stock cooler terrible. They would be happy to include a kickass cooler and slap on another $30-40 on the total price. There's a reason Intel's cooler is the way it is: cheap, extremely easy to install (there are those who don't feel like installing backplates) and it does the job.
A cooler is only needed if you're going to overclock...especially with Sandy Bridge, which already runs ridiculously cool.
People need to stop making Intel sound evil/stupid for their stock cooler design :P
Using the stock cooler on a rig you pieced together and assembled is like buying a Honda to fix up with a new engine, turbo, and coilovers, and then leaving the stock tires on it.
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People don't always build rigs for performance purposes because not all PC builders are PC enthusiasts. There are many who want to spend as little time/effort/money as possible on building a machine that will simply do the job - which usually means sticking with the stock cooler
Ok ok, I'll post my pre-new rig setup.
Before you see the images, the reason I don't have the front of the case on is because getting that fan that's on it on the inside of the case would be nearly impossible and extremely difficult, so I just go without the front of it. Side is off for added movement of air since my computer case sucks and isn't fancy at all.
This thing started out as a Gateway DX4710-09
Intel Dual-core E5200 2.5ghz x2
6 gigs DDR2 RAM
600 GB HDD
Gateway 22" monitor
some of the additions or changes I've made....
Cooler Master Hyper 212 CPU heatsink/cooler
PNY XLR8 9800 GeForce GT 1gig GDDR3
stupid case came with 0 fans installed on it, so I got 2 80mm Antec blue LED fans
Corsair TX 650 Watt
Dell 17" monitor
Razer Death Adder mouse
Logitech G15 keyboard
Plantronics Gamecom headset
My future case will be a HAF X 942, going from the worst to the best imo.
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Yet again i see some stupid remarks to my stock cooler. Yet again i will say its not going to be overclocked as of yet. And i will say again it wont need doing untill about a year.
Also its extremley cool as it is. 30 degress at the moment hardley hot.
Stock heatsinks and fans do the job untill overclocking is needed. I dont intend to waste a good 50 60 uk pounds on somthing that wont be needed.
Core 2 duo @2.4Ghz
4GB DDR3 Ram
Full HD 19" LED monitor
Custom built PC...
Core i7 2600K @ 4.8GHz
Dual GTX 460 SLi 1GB
8GB of DDR3 1600 @ 1950MHz
Corsair 750TX PSU
Xigmatek Aegir Heatsink
Dell U2311H Monitor
My board can go to 106 without any issues but... that's a little high for my tastes Higher binned boards are said to be capable of 107-108.
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Was meaning to put some photos up on my rig a while back, same night i was taking photos i dropped hot chocolate in my pc. My motherboard found it within itself to die, anyway changed the build somewhat due to that :|
Corei7 920 @ 4ghz
Corsair H50 in push pull
Asus Sabretooth X58 TUF (Might be hot chocolate resistant!)
2x 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F1/F3 in RAID 0.
4GB DDR3 OCZ 1600mhz 9-9-9-24 (1 chip was DoA, havent been bothered to replace it yet).
Nvidia Geforce GTX470 @ 712/1424/1806
Corsair TX650 PSU
Logitech G11 Keyboard
Coolermaster Storm Scout case
Microsoft Intellieye 3.0 (Always come back to this mouse no matter what i do)
Logitech G930 Wireless Headset
24 inch Benq G2420HD (PC, 360 and Ps3 connected into it)
Few pics, won't do a full desk shot; compared to all your lovely clean tidy desks, mine looks like a nuke has hit it :]
Next on list for me is a new PSU (modular, TX650 is a great psu, just get a huge jumble of cables) and another GTX470 for SLI.
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