57 months ago
I don't plan on spending more than $40 on a cooler. Just wondering if I should get a regular fan or water cooler since I'm not overclocking.
As long as youre not overclocking the stock cooler will be ok, and if you decide to overclock and your budget is around 40 go for an air cooler like the evo 212. Water coolers around 50 are not worth it...
In general unless you're planning to do a heavy OC liquid cooling isn't really needed. If you're not planning to OC at all you can usually get by with the stock cooler depending on the environment you plan to use it in although I not a fan of stock coolers and generally don't advise using them.
A couple good coolers in your price range...
Cooler Master 212 EVO
Be Quiet! Pure Rock
Be Quiet! Shadow Rock 2
I've seen the 212 EVO with high ratings so I think I'll go with that. Thanks for the suggestions. :)