49 months ago
so this is my first build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Spunjer/saved/#view=ZNDWGX i decided to not add an aftermarket cooler since i've read that it's not necessary because i won't be overclocking in the near future. maybe one day. in the meantime, i do play games on it. on idle, the cpu was registering at mid 30's, and when i'm playing games (Metal Gear Solid), it was in the 80's. last night my son decided to play MGS all night, and when i got up this morning, i checked the temp. it was 58 on idle.. now i'm thinking about adding an after-market cooler, just to be on the safe side. if i do, would an EVO 212 be good enough, or should i go for the Noctua NH-D14? would that be an overkill? how much cooler would it be will i achieve if i add an after market air cooler? btw, besides gaming, i will be using this pc for gopro editing.