This is my first time building a PC. I'm looking for something cheap that can play games from around 2005 decently. I have a few questions though. What CPU heatsink+fan should I get? I'm considering the Freezer 64 Pro. Is it powerful enough for this build? Also, is the 350 W PSU that comes with the case sufficient? How many case fans do I need? Which ones should I get? Apparently 120 mm fans are too big for this case. Thanks for reading.
No on the rosewill, rosewill power supplies vary greatly and for one that cheap, well it should make a pretty boom. You wont need extra case fans unless you are going to do some overclocking, nor do you need the extra cooler.
Hi, thanks for the reply. Sorry if this is a noob question, but will my regular ATX mobo fit in that microATX case? Also what do you mean by the extra cooler? 1680x1050 is just the max resolution of my monitor (old CRT lol), I can definitely scale it down if the situation arises.
I buy cheap Rosewill cases for all my budget builds. They come with one 120mm fan in the rear, and have a place to mount another one in the front. They have all been wide enough for 92mm coolers; probably bigger ones.
Hunter315 spoke first, but anyone here would suggest that [older] Rosewill PSUs are garbage. That's a good deal on the Corsair 400W PSU.
You did say 2005 games, so a 4650 may be enough. The 9600GSO dirtmountain linked would be stronger though.
You've listed "Work" as the most important system usage, so I think you'd benefit a lot more from a stronger CPU; but it looks like you already have that? At worst, you have some definite upgrade possibilities all around, if any aspect of this machine's performance seems low to you.