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[SOLVED] Do I need a extra CPU cooler?

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I have got an i5 8400 CPU and a gtx 1660 ti with 3pcs of 120mm ADD-RGB fans (CF120) pre-installed at front of the case. Do I need extra cooling systems or fans?
 

jostegogar

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i have the exact hardware without any fans installed. i opened the side panel and the cpu with stock cooler never goes above 73C under full load and gpu stays under 80C
 

WildCard999

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From a cooling perspective, probably not as long as your parts stay under 80C however the stock Intel cooler can get a bit audible. Try it first and if it's too loud or doesn't keep the 8400 within safe limits then replace it.
 
Jul 7, 2019
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From a cooling perspective, probably not as long as your parts stay under 80C however the stock Intel cooler can get a bit audible. Try it first and if it's too loud or doesn't keep the 8400 within safe limits then replace it.
how am I supposed to track whether it's under 80c or not?
 

Kamal007v

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If you are aiming for 144Hz the stock cooler barely helps without additional fans installed close to it or an air conditioner running whenever you game. If 60Hz then just lock the frames at 60 or run vsync it's like an invisible cooler for free :p
 

jostegogar

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i have the exact hardware without any fans installed. i opened the side panel and the cpu with stock cooler never goes above 73C under full load and gpu stays under 80C
 

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