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Built-in CPU heat sink effective?


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#1 Barginski

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 09:20 PM

Hello all,

 

I am having a custom gaming PC built, and I can't help but wonder about whether or not it will need a 3rd party heat sink for the CPU. The unit does have a built-in heat sink, but I have heard conflicting stories as to the effectiveness of it.

 

The system:

ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0

AMD FX-8320 8-core processor

8 GB RAM

240 GB SSD

1 TB HDD

750 W power supply

XFX R9-270X GPU

 

The individual building the system for me advised that the CPU's built-in heatsink will be sufficient, though more than one friend has told me that overheating may definitely be an issue. Does anybody have any input on this? I would rather invest in something now and not need it than I would go without it and realize it is necessary down the road. Any input is appreciated.



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#2 the_patriot11

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 09:34 PM

ive done many a build, including gaming rigs, with stock cooling. If your case has good airfow and you don't overclock it should be fine. With that being said, aftermarket cooling will help the CPU run cooler and likely longer-though this may have changed but at least in the past aftermarket cooling voided the CPUs warranty. Something to check before installing a after market cooler.

 

with that being said, I tend to run third party cooling on most of my systems especially if they tend to be on a lot or in a hot environment.


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:20 PM

It'll work.  But one common complaint with the standard AMD cooler is that it can get very noisy (it's fan will spin up to over 5000 rpm under high load).  There's no way that is going to be quiet.  It's not going to be as loud as the old Delta fans people used to use (I had a cooler once with a 7k RPM Delta fan, and it seriously sounded like a jet idling), but IMO anyway, a fan spinning at 5000rpm+ is going to be unacceptably loud.

 

There's a video here, although the sound in reality is likely to be different than can be put across in a video.

 

An aftermarket cooler will be much better performing, and quieter.  There's no need to install the aftermarket cooler at build time - you could fit it afterwards, but it might be easier to put it in during the build.  Most larger coolers need back plates fitted behind the motherboard.  Better cases have a cutout to allow you to do this without removing the motherboard, but if not then it's a mobo out job.  You also need to be careful of their size and whether they are too large for the case, or interfere with RAM heatspreaders etc.


Edited by jonuk76, 16 March 2014 - 10:48 PM.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:34 PM

If you can afford it, Do it. Things running cooler in a pc is a good thing.

 

 

 

 

You wont need this but hey its what some people do

 

 

Do NOT try this at home kids.

 

A Beginner's Guide to Water Cooling Your Computer

 

http://youtu.be/Dk3V64ZSsEI

 

 

 


Setting up your PC for liquid nitrogen cooling

http://youtu.be/QmSBaizEqkk


Edited by NickAu1, 16 March 2014 - 10:40 PM.


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 03:58 PM

FWIW:  I have an 8120 and I use the stock cooler (with no complaints)...but I don't game and...if I did, I'd spned the money on an aftermarket fan/heatsink.  They don't cost a million dollars and the it's the cheapest insurance/protection for your system that you can ever buy.

 

You're paying for a "custom build" of a gaming system...I believe you should treat an important component like the heatsink/fan...as it should be treated.  The cost is far less than any of the other components you listed...and those componenets won't do you much good if your gaming overheats the system.

 

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 04:31 PM

+1 Upgrade it, you can get a decent one for $45.00 or less, for serious stuff: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CKSQyJPCmr0CFWXl7AodizAAFA&Item=N82E16835186066&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-CPU+Fans+%26+Heatsinks-_-N82E16835186066&ef_id=UydpjwAAAbLn6HYk:20140317213055:s


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