I do not think i need a cooler, because i don't plan on OCing very much (maybe the graphics card), and I do not need an Optical drive. Please correct me if i'm wrong.
Again, tahnks. Any tips on parts that i'm missing would be good too
EDIT: I forgot to add, this computer is built for future proofing, and general use at home. I want to be able to play most computer games, but i do not need to go too far. I want reliability and durability
hmm, other than used for installing microsoft office (which is banned from being sold anyways), and maybe installing the OS, are there any other uses for the Optical drive?
I'm planning on using open office anyways, and i don't plan on installing any disk games (just using steam right now). I'll get MSFT office and the OS on through an external optical drive if I have to.
About OCing, how much do you think i can OC parts of this without needing a cooler? If I OC, i know it takes more energy and gets hotter, but does it make it louder as well? Which parts of my build do you recommend to OC the most?
Overclocking the CPU will give you a big performance boost; I’m not sure how good the supplied fan is for moderate overclocking, others can give you better answers. Overclocking the GPU should give 10%+ performance increase.
Well you can do without an optical drive,you can use usb flash drive or harddrive for OS installations.
About OCing on stock cooler, I have an original Phenom x3 on a stock cooler, and I can push it 10-15% with my case open, depending on load. Not sure how well this translates to Phenom II and higher clock parts, but good luck and merry Christmas!
Edit: FYI my processor is clocked at 2.1G lol. Might be somewhat underclocked.