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Is a liquid cooler necessary if I don't overclock

I am getting a i5 7500 so is it worth getting an AIO (like the H60) or should I stick with a Hyper 212 or the Cryorig?
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  1. The stock cooler would be perfectly fine (maybe a bit noisy) for the 7500. So yeah, either of those two options would be plenty.
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    chalky16 said:
    I am getting a i5 7500 so is it worth getting an AIO (like the H60) or should I stick with a Hyper 212 or the Cryorig?

    Closed loop liquid coolers are seldom any better than their air cooler counter parts.

    They're both air coolers in the end, just the all in one water coolers add a radiator to either an intake or exhaust point, which often messes with the case airflow/cooling. In general, unless you need AIO water for a small form factor build, or aesthetics, I suggest sticking to air coolers like the Hyper 212.

    Edit: And to add to what others are saying, the stock cooler is fine.
  3. I'd just use the included stock cooler. There's little point in an aftermarket cooler for a locked CPU.
  4. The 7500 is a stock non-overclockable cpu, the stock heatsink fan is completely adaquete unless your case has extermely limited airflow.
    So for a normally build there is no need for an aftermarket air cooler, and by far no need for a watercooler.
  5. chalky16 said:
    I am getting a i5 7500 so is it worth getting an AIO (like the H60) or should I stick with a Hyper 212 or the Cryorig?


    1. CLC type liquid coolers do not perform as well equivalently priced air coolers and are much louder.

    2. The 7500 doesn't need any cooler other than the Intel Stock Cooler that comes in the box with it
  6. no real point in a AIO cooler over the stock cooler or other air cooler unless the case simply has terrible air flow (which it should't).
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