a couple of questions about first build

PSU - OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply

Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 1.3) LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz

GPU - EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card

RAM - Patriot eXtreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC22G6400LLK

HDD 1 - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

HDD 2 - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

CD/DVD Drive 1 - Sony NEC Optiarc 18X DVD±R DVD Burner with 12X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA Model AD-7170S-0B

CD/DVD Drive 2 - LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA Model LH-20A1S

Case - APEVIA X-Dreamer II ATXB4KLW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420W Power Supply


first question is if it should work, its just my first build and im a little :? .
second i just wondered if theres any need for a sound card
third what kind of cooling would be needed for slight OCing?

thanks for any help
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  1. 1) It'll work fine.
    2) Nop, unless you have an awesome set of headphones or speakers.
    3) The stock cooler will work fine for a mild oc. Over 3ghz is possible while still keeping temps in an acceptable range.

    I would get this psu instead, better quality.
  2. thanks for the answers and the other psu too, ive read they were really good :)
  3. A very solid build, indeed.

    Whether you're overclocking or not, aftermarket cpu coolers are generally quieter than the stock ones. If you shop at newegg, maybe look at scythe coolers.
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