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April 11, 2014 3:16:51 AM

Hi there,

I'm just about to order all the stuff for my new build from Can you please see if there are somethings you would do differently, also I'd need recommendations on which PSU to get. Mindfactory seems keen to sell the Be quiet brand. Is that any good?

This will be used mostly for desktop, but I want to have some gaming power aswell. I really want the rig to be a quiet one. Won't be doing any overclocking.

Intel i5 4570
Thermalright HR-02 Macho
16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 DIMM CL9 Dual
Gigabyte H87-HD3 Intel H87 So.1150 Dual Channel
2048MB Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 Windforce 3x OC
250GB Samsung 840 Evo Series 2.5" (6.4cm) SATA
3000GB WD Red WD30EFRX 64MB 3.5" (8.9cm) SATA
Fractal define R4
24" (60,96cm) Dell UltraSharp U2412M

For a quiet PSU, one of these or something else?

730 Watt be quiet! Pure Power L8 CM Modular 80+
620 Watt Seasonic M12II-620 Modular 80+
750 Watt XFX XXX Edition Modular 80+ Bronze

Also is the Crucial RAM any good? "16GB Corsair Vengeance Black DDR3-1600 DIMM" is 20€ more, is it worth it?

I have a CD-R & sound card that I will use also in this rig. Would I need any extra fans for the case? I understood it has two built in?

Thanks in advance!

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April 11, 2014 3:31:18 AM

If you won't be overclocking your CPU, you won't need the aftermarket CPU-cooler. There will most likely come a CPU-cooler with the CPU. It will increase your overall airflow with an aftermarket cooler, though.

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April 11, 2014 3:40:27 AM

If you're aiming for a quiet build, chuck the fans that come with the case and get something like the ever-recommended Noctua NFF-12's. Stock fans are alright, however they never match up with separately purchased ones.

With RAM, what you have is fine, there won't be any difference getting the Vengeance Black, save the 20€.

For the PSU, go the be quiet one. The name is explanation enough, it's designed for low noise PC's and I'm pretty sure it doesn't actually start the PSU fan until it reaches 20% load.
April 11, 2014 4:46:37 AM

I know the stock cooler would be ok temp wise, but I want to keep the noise down. I've never heard a quiet CPU stock cooler, could the 4570 cooler really be different?

Also how much power does this rig need? Is the 750W PSU overkill?