Hullo everyone! Hope you're all thoroughly stuffed with food or on your way to a stuffing soon...
I'm building a PC for the first time, and I'd very much appreciate your advice on the parts I've decided on. I'm especially worried about compatibility issues, and I'd also like some recommendations for quiet-ish fans that are appropriate for this case, as well as pointers on other things I might want to get to make this a hassle-free setup
Anyway, here goes. I'll provide links to newegg for the sake of simplicity, but the parts will all be purchased in Sweden
The question that's worrying me the most is whether or not the RAM modules are compatible with the processor and motherboard, despite being (from what I can tell) fairly low voltage. I won't be doing any overclocking with this particular setup, and I'll be dropping the processor into another build within a year anyway... but I need it to run smoothly until then
I'm also wondering what I should replace the case-fans with. I'm not sure how quiet they are and from what I've gathered this case can be a bit of a pain to work with so I think I'd prefer to just put in well-known and recommended fans right from the outset.
Do I need some sort of fan controller as well?
Finally, do you have any recommendations for eg. thermal paste, and do you feel I've left out something really important?
I don't see the need for an optical drive atm, but if I find a good one cheap I'll get it.
I know the PSU is overkill for this setup... but I wanted a well-recommended modular PSU from Corsair at a good price and from a reliable retailer and that left me with this or the 620W model, so it'll be one of those two. I'll be using it for some years to come so it should be okay
Just to clarify: I don't really need to concern myself with the voltage for either kit in building this system, since I won't benefit significantly from either a lower or higher voltage eg. in terms of heat?
If that is the case then I guess I'm going with the higher-voltage OCZ kit (those two are the best deals on low-latency 4gb DDR3 kits I could find from a reliable retailer in Sweden, and here the OCZ is cheaper).
I assume the OCZ modules are at least as reliable as the ones from crucial??
Thanks again for the input, it's reassuring to know the components-list is more or less done =D
To an experienced computer builder, brands make very little difference. I've dealt with OCZ RMA. They were pretty good. I'm dealing with Crucial right now. It's the holiday season's fault that my ram's delivery is being delayed. Crucial did ask me if I was to continue my RMA by email.