I was wondering what the resident experts thought in regards to cooling for this build. Would stock suffice? I have an external liquid system picked, but I'd rather not drop the dollars on it if it's not necessary. Any suggestions are appreciated.
FYI - the parts are en-route as we speak, so no going back. I just need to know about the cooling factor.
This is primarily for gaming and graphic design, at this time I don't plan to overclock anything atm. Thanks for the feedback/advice.
I know you will really enjoy the Antec 1200 case. It also has excellent cooling, and each case fan speed is adjustable. I find that I can turn my fan speed down to the minimum, and my CPU temperatures change by only a degree. This makes for a quiet computer.
The rest of your build looks excellent. You obviously did your homework before you ordered.
True credit should go to one of my gaming buddies that came up with the initial list. I tweaked a few things but he was the brains behind it.
I'll probably stick to stock for now, but I've bookmarked your recommendations. It was hard enough bribing my wife to let me buy these parts as it was I've essentially just cashed in Valentine's Day, Father's Day, and my birthday lol.