I'm about to upgrade my PC with an Asus P7P55D-E Pro motherboard and Intel i7-870 CPU. I was going to use the supplied cooler until a review of this combination made me reconsider. The review stated the CPU ran very hot under full load with the standard cooler/fan. I'm replacing a P4/Epox motherboard combination which has run with the supplied cooler for over six years without failure. Can anyone advise if I should upgrade the Intel cooler, and,if so, what to? I have no plans to overclock and would prefer (like everyone else, I suppose!)something quiet, not too expensive, that won't obstruct other motherboard components. I have a tower case allowing about 150mm of height above the board. Any thoughts and suggestions would be much appreciated
Guys, thanks a lot for the replies! The £50 cooler is definitely overkill for my needs, but I would be willing to spend £20-30 if it helped. (I'm still waiting for my divorce papers after telling 'er indoors what I've spent so far on the upgrade!!) Any other suggestions welcome (or reassurance there is no need!) Thanks again
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