And I was wondering if I still needed to have the CPU cooler or could I get away with not having one? I was planning on OCing the 2500k so I really didn't know. The case has like 3 fans or something and I was hoping someone could tell me from experience if I needed the CPU cooler or not.
Thanks for the help
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If you plan on overclocking the CPU then yes, you need a CPU cooler. The CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo is only around $30 and should get a 2500K to its sweet spot in the 4.5Ghz range. It's a better cooler than the 212+ and worth the extra $10.
Rest of the build looks pretty good.
yeah you will need a cpu cooler, your cpu won't last 30 seconds without one.
You will be extremely limited with your overclock without a CPU cooler. The Hyper 212 EVO is a cheap but pretty popular option. You can always add one later though, if you don't have the cash now. Just don't push an OC too hard without a cooler!