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Do i need to have a fan? How does this build look?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wtNtQ7

I'm not really sure about this one, it looks good and I don't know if I need a fan or not
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  1. Are you asking if you need a CPU fan no on top of the one that you get in box no. Will it be better to have a aftermarket cooler yes typically they are more quiet and do a better job cooling.
  2. Stock fan is sufficient, ugpraded one would be better. A coolermaster hyper 212 evo is $30-35 and is one of the best air coolers around.

    I would get gskill or corsair ram over kingston
    Would also look into powerline adapter over wifi. Tp-link makes a 500mbps kit (2 modules) that runs $40. The powerline adapter will give you faster ping/latency which is more important then max speed numbers of wifi
  3. boosted1g said:
    Stock fan is sufficient, ugpraded one would be better. A coolermaster hyper 212 evo is $30-35 and is one of the best air coolers around.

    I would get gskill or corsair ram over kingston
    Would also look into powerline adapter over wifi. Tp-link makes a 500mbps kit (2 modules) that runs $40. The powerline adapter will give you faster ping/latency which is more important then max speed numbers of wifi



    Ram is ram honestly at this point. I had corsair memory 8 gigabytes of Vengeance. Moved to Corsair Fury Memory and have been quite pleased. Kingston is just one of those brands that just works plus I like Kingston because their memory tends to be a little less gamer looking then other brands. You have the Kingston Black selected and you can stick to that you won't gain anything extra spending $5-$100 more on a kit with the same specs.
  4. Do you guys think you could fit it into the build and stay around 780$
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    DonkeyRyder said:
    Do you guys think you could fit it into the build and stay around 780$


    Adding a cpu fan puts you right at your budget.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($205.66 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.99 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $783.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-28 16:52 EDT-0400)

    However keep in mind if you want to add it later you can its not something you have to do right away. Although I may be more convenient to.
  6. Oh a CPU cooler I ment like a fan for the whole case
  7. Oh a case fan yea personally I'd wait off and see how hot your computer gets before doing that.
  8. Also 550 watt should do right?
  9. DonkeyRyder said:
    Also 550 watt should do right?


    Easily pcpartpicker estimates 385w total. So Yea 550 will do just fine.
  10. Thank you all!
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