I still need a video card and an optical drive, I'll probably just grab a $20 DVD-r drive off Newegg. I need some advice on the Video Card. I will not be using this computer for much gaming. But I will be using it for HD media viewing and a little bit of compiling code and some photoshop/office utility work. Here are the current components I have(all linked to the exact model as found on newegg).
The PSU is on the light side, and because this Phenom fell on my Lap, I am going to have to go with a light Video Card. I don't want to spend any more the $70 on a card. I don't care much which site I buy it from(newegg, TD) but it will have to be online, I don't have a microcenter or Fry's nearby. I am looking at this POWERCOLOR Go! Green AX5450 512MK3-SH Radeon HD 5450 (Cedar), although I wouldn't mind something a little more powerful while keeping the power consumption still within in my build.
Also, I need some Fan placement Help. I'll be assembling this build as the parts come in. I currently only have one intake fan on the case, the included 120mm fan on the bottom front. I am running the stock heatsink on the Phenom as well. Do I need anymore fans or a new heatsink. I would like to overclock it a little just for fun. This is my first build in 8 years. Also, looking at my case, what fan orientation would you suggest? I have read a lot of conflicting information about optimal fan placement, positive pressure vs negative pressure etc... on this forum.
Thanks in Advance!
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