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do i need more cooling acc. water cooler to cpu or just more fans?

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August 31, 2013 9:36:26 PM

NO over clocking will be done and i was wondering if i needed any additional cooling accessories

AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor

LG 24X DVD Burner - Bare Drive Black SATA Model

COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

RAIDMAX RX-735AP 735W ATX 12V v2.3/EPS 12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Full Modular Power Supply

CORSAIR Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

MSI R7950-3GD5/OC BE Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

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August 31, 2013 9:55:35 PM

While not NEEDED, a rear 120mm fan and a more quiet cooler(CM 212 is a good cheap cooler) may not hurt(I have not used that cooler, but most of the other AMD coolers seem to be rather loud.).

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August 31, 2013 10:10:17 PM

The standard FX 6300 cooler is built to price not quiet performance . The CM Hyper 212 is around $30 and will be better. Another alternative would be the Xigmatek GAIA 1283. $25

A couple of your choices are possibly overkill .
Motherboards with 970 series chip sets perform identically to the 990fx . The only limitation is that they can only run one graphics card . You could save $40 or so and that could make the cpu cooler free


ASUS M5A97 R2.0 $100

You really dont need that wattage psu . A good 500 watt unit would run your build

The case you have works pretty well but it doesnt have USB3 front ports . There are better more modern choices IMO