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Benefits of using Aftermarket cooler over stock cooler


CPU cooler needs to have two things to be considered “good”: cooling efficiency and low noise generation. Technically, any cooler is good enough if all you want is for your CPU to work correctly without melting down. Yet, if we’re talking about overclocking, you’ll probably find many stock coolers disappointing.

Any stock cooler can keep the CPU from overheating. Still, if you want a more efficient cooler for overclocking and one that would run more quietly, then an aftermarket cooler will almost always prove to be a very worthwhile purchase.

Most stock coolers will get the job done, but many aftermarket coolers are bound to be both quieter and more efficient, especially when compared to the cheapest, most basic stock coolers that ship with cheaper CPUs.

Of course, how much you should invest in an aftermarket cooler and the question of which type of cooler you should get depends on multiple factors that we have mentioned in the article: overclocking, noise generation, the size of the case, and your budget.

Stock CPU Cooler Advantages

  • No additional costs
  • Don’t need to check socket compatibility
  • Very straightforward to install

Stock CPU Cooler Disadvantages

Intel’s are grossly insufficient for anything over an i3. Meanwhile, though markedly better, AMD‘s still only offer “stock” performance

  • Both manufacturers use top-down style coolers; these are generally inferior to most tower coolers
  • They’re rarely suitable for those looking to overclock their CPU
  • Can be noisier due to smaller fans, or a reliance on steeper fan curves
  • You have no or very little control over aesthetics

When it comes down to it, stock coolers aren’t all that compelling, particularly for anyone using a mid-range or higher processor. Ultimately, both Intel and AMD are limited by the cost to manufacture and include these coolers. This translates to cheaper, less efficient materials and designs being used, which in the end means worse performance.

Aftermarket coolers are just better by design. Rather than top-down coolers, they’re almost always tower designs, which not only improves component compatibility but also cooling. They also use larger heatsinks to increase surface area (often copper instead of aluminium, improving conductivity); heat pipes to improve heat dissipation away from the cold plate; and high static-pressure fans for pushing air through heat sink fins more effectively.

As long as you keep these vital things in mind when shopping for a new cooler, and as long as you stick to a reliable brand, you can’t go wrong!

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Benefits of using Aftermarket cooler over stock cooler