Additional Comments: I would like to build an efficient and quiet PC.
Hello there, it's my first time posting on this forum. I am a first time builder, so I have to make sure everything is compatible. Please point out if any component isn't compatible. Also, does the CPU pack with thermal paste? I see many folks pick up TP on this forum. Do I need a heat sink for my CPU? Lastly, would a 650W PSU be good enough to boot my system? Please feel free to add/comment on my build. Thanks! =)
3) 8GB wont work well on X58 because it is designed for triple channel memory. Either 6/12/18/24 GB.
8GB will work fine, dual channel RAM won't run perceptibly slower than tri-channel. Consider buying your RAM in a kit though, rather than individual sticks. It makes the RMA process easier if it comes to that.
Thanks for your input vindictive!! The combo seems like a good deal to me xP Can I ask a noob question?? How do you find out the case with no exhaust? And yes, I plan to CF someday.
Well heres out it is on every case (of course there's always a few exceptions even though I can't think of any haha).
Front (intake), side fans (intake), top (exhaust), back (exhaust).
Hot air rises so top are exhaust and you want cool air coming in through the front, to run over your parts and out the back.
(the case I'm going to purchase soon really uses the hot air rises. It has 3 120mm intake fans on the bottom and 1 120mm exhaust on the top.) Silverstone RV02 by the way