Hello. I am about to attempt my first build for a jack of all trades computer. I've already purchased my parts as there were some deals I could not pass up last weekend. I am wondering if there are any issues I might come across with these parts? I am a complete noob so any help or advice putting these particular parts together would be greatly appreciated!
Also, do I need to buy a CPU cooler? I don't plan on overclocking just yet.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: last week BUDGET RANGE: $750 After Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Movies (1080p capable), Design (Photoshop / Illustrator), audio production (Reason, Ableton), Movies (1080p capable), and some gaming.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS, DVD-R drive, sound card
Nice job of picking things up on sale! That is a fine build. I am sure you will enjoy this computer.
You should consider adding a CPU cooler because it will be quieter than the stock Intel HSF and will do a much better job of keeping your CPU temperatures low. A Hyper 212 will only add about $30 to your build. But you want to do this while you are assembling the system because you need to be able to get to the back of the motherboard to install the brackets for the HSF. It would be a PITA to try to do this after everything is put together.