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Do I need a cooler?

Zoomz09

57 months ago

This is my build http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/JZcsCJ but I was wondering if I need the cooler, or if I need a better one. I have no idea about cooling this, and I'm not planning on overclocking it at all.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

You cannot overclock that CPU so an aftermarket cooler is unnecessary, just use the stock cooler that comes with the CPU. The Z chipset motherboard is a bit pointless as well as 1) you cannot overclock the CPU and 2) it is Z87 not Z97.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the benefits of the Z97 over the Z87?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

More recent chipset so longer support for it and legacy.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

OK, what is legacy? Like the BIOS or is that something different?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

The length of time that something will still be supported. Basically, the newer the product the longer the manufacturer and compatible components are going to have support.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

OK thanks, so drop the cooler and switch to this? https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z97sslikraitedition

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are overclocking then you must need it.

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