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Do I need a better cooler for this setup?

Hey

I would like to know if i need an aftermarket cooler with this rig or will the stock one be fine. I don't mind a little noise.

CPU
Intel Xeon E3-1241 V3 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor

Motherboard
ASRock Z97 Extreme6/ac ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

Memory
Kingston HyperX Beast 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory

Storage
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0 Video Card

Case
NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case

Power Supply
Cooler Master VSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Monitor
BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor

Keyboard
Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator - OEM Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse

Speakers
Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers
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    The stock cooler is sufficient for base operations or even a slight over-clock. If you intend to do some more serious over-clocking, then you would want a third party cooler.

    -Wolf sends
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