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Cooler required?

mrm1ah

50 months ago

i5 6600 with a gtx 960. Not planning on overclocking

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  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Make sure it's an i5-6600, and not an i5-6600K. Intel stopped bothering to ship stock coolers with the i5-6600K and i7-6700K, because 99% of users just replaced the stock cooler anyways.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Well you couldnt OC even if you wanted to unless you can crack the CPU, and no a cooler isnt required but if you want it to be quieter and cooler then get a sub-$40 (£30ish) cooler

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're using a 6600 non-k CPU, you don't need a cooler as the CPU comes with one in the box.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

To be clear, yes a cooler of some kind IS definitely required. You can use the one in the box though if you are not buying a K series CPU.

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