So, I waited for IvyBridge to release

Started May 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP PicOne Veteran Member • Posts: 6,931
Re: So, I waited for IvyBridge to release

theatrus wrote:

PicOne wrote:

One thing curious about.. I threw in the CPU Cooler, but have no idea if I need it, or conversely should also perhaps add an additional 120mm case fan.. or just the fan and drop the cooler, etc.. How does one know/determine how much or type of cooling req'd?

All "retail" Intel box processors come with a stock heatsink/fan combo. If you're not planning on overclocking it should be completely sufficient. An aftermarket cooler can be quieter which may be a plus for you.

Quiet is good, but worth the $50 or thereabouts it adds to the system?

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