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Stock Intel CPU Cooler or Cryorig C7?

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AIDA64 showed my CPU stabilizing at 46c. So uhh, not very hot at all. This was with the stock cooler. Question number 1. Is it possible the test was incorrect, or maybe just the way the fans are configured (Fractal Node 605, 120mm NF-F12 Intake blowing right toward it and two 80mm NF-A8 Exhausts exiting perpendicular to the Intake) it just runs at that temperature? Note: it's an i5-4440s, not very demanding to begin with. Question number 2. Is it worth even swapping it out if the test wasn't incorrect other than for noise? A 20% noise reduction claim seems tempting for the price. And question number 3. Since the stock one is literally the only cooler I have, would it be wise just to pick it up even if I don't use it in case the OEM one fails? (although I think I know the answer to that)

 

Things my system is used for:

Mainly streaming. It's a Plex Server that runs some Steam games, the most demanding one being For Honor currently. And a max of two people streaming at once.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Honestly I don't think it is worth getting aftermarket cooling just for a locked i5

Personal Desktop":

CPU: Intel Core i7 10700K @5ghz |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock Pro 4 |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z490UD ATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: RX 6900XT Sapphire Nitro+ |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.

Luna, the temporary Desktop:

CPU: AMD R9 7950XT  |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock 4 Pro |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Aorus Master |~| RAM: 32G Kingston HyperX |~| GPU: AMD Radeon RX 7900XTX (Reference) |~| PSU: Corsair HX1000 80+ Platinum |~| Windows Boot Drive: 2x 512GB (1TB total) Plextor SATA SSD (RAID0 volume) |~| Linux Boot Drive: 500GB Kingston A2000 |~| Storage: 4TB WD Black HDD |~| Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 |~| Display 1 (leftmost): Eizo (unknown model) 1920x1080 IPS @ 60Hz|~| Display 2 (center): BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 1920x1080 TN @ 240Hz |~| Display 3 (rightmost): Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 3840x2160 IPS @ 60Hz 10-bit |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro (games / art) + Linux (distro: NixOS; programming and daily driver)
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43 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

Honestly I don't think it is worth getting aftermarket cooling just for a locked i5

Appreciate the advice! I don't really think it's needed. But for the sake of having something in case the stock one goes down, and the noise reduction I thought it might be something to get others opinions on. So thank you.

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if the noise of the cooler doesnt bother you, there's not much use in buying a cpu cooler for a locked cpu.

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Gonna be honest, I bought a Cryorig H7 for a locked i5 and I'm much happier with it. It decreased GPU temps in my case, and it's much more quieter. However if the noise doesn't bother you, it's not worth it.

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15 hours ago, manikyath said:

if the noise of the cooler doesnt bother you, there's not much use in buying a cpu cooler for a locked cpu.

At this point I think that's the only thing really fueling the potential decision...

14 hours ago, SilverMight said:

Gonna be honest, I bought a Cryorig H7 for a locked i5 and I'm much happier with it. It decreased GPU temps in my case, and it's much more quieter. However if the noise doesn't bother you, it's not worth it.

The noise isn't awful. But I like quiet things. I'll sit on the decision a little longer. Maybe wait until their copper line comes out! ha

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