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Third party cooler for i7 8700

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Do I need a third party cooler to squeeze out peak performance from i7 8700. Can stock cooler be enough?

If it is needed than an air cooler would be enough to keep it cool to reach it's peak performance limit?


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Stock should be ok as long as the ambient temp isn't high enough to make the CPU throttle

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Intel stock coolers are mediocre at best, but it'll work.


If you're really wanting another cooler, look at getting a cheaper cooler like an arctic esports 

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Personally I wouldn't use the stock cooler, and didn't on my build. But it won't take a beefy air cooler to keep it at a good temperature.

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You will have high temps, but unless your room temp is constantly at 35C, you won't experience any thermal throttling.

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