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Topic # 112355 5-Dec-2012 22:23 Send private message

Hello,



I'm building a mid range gaming mini-itx.

I'm planning to use an i5 3570 CPU, I don't have interest in overclocking.

The case is a BitFenix Prodigy so its very roomy for standard sized coolers.

Will the stock cooler be fine with games or is it prudent to invest in a something with a bigger heatsink, etc.



Thanks in advance.

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  Reply # 727727 5-Dec-2012 22:35 Send private message

As long as you have no intention of over clocking your system the Stock intel cooler will be more than fine.



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  Reply # 728181 6-Dec-2012 17:43 Send private message

Great, thank you!

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  Reply # 728259 6-Dec-2012 20:30 Send private message

Default bios settings may have the fan running continuously at 100% speed. Set it to run at minimum speed when the CPU is cool and only ramp up when it needs it.

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