First time builder looking for help

Hey everybody, I'm building my first computer and could use some advice. So far my build is as follows

Processor: i7 2600K
Mobo: Asus P8P67 Pro 3.0 (Full ATX)
Memory: 2 x 4 G Skill Ripjaws X
SSD: Intel 320 120 GB
HDD: Caviar Blue 500 GB
GPU: Asus Radeon HD 6850
Case: Undecided (Considering Antec Three Hundred Illusion)
PSU: Undecided (Considering Corsair Builder 650W)

So couple questions I'm thinking about getting the Corsair H60 for cooling is this really hard to install and maintain? Do i have to replace the liquid or is it closed loop? Also I don't plan on much overclocking so any advice regarding the cooling or any part of my build would be greatly appreciated
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  1. TCR1011 said:
    Hey everybody, I'm building my first computer and could use some advice. So far my build is as follows

    Processor: i7 2600K
    Mobo: Asus P8P67 Pro 3.0 (Full ATX)
    Memory: 2 x 4 G Skill Ripjaws X
    SSD: Intel 320 120 GB
    HDD: Caviar Blue 500 GB
    GPU: Asus Radeon HD 6850
    Case: Undecided (Considering Antec Three Hundred Illusion)
    PSU: Undecided (Considering Corsair Builder 650W)

    So couple questions I'm thinking about getting the Corsair H60 for cooling is this really hard to install and maintain? Do i have to replace the liquid or is it closed loop? Also I don't plan on much overclocking so any advice regarding the cooling or any part of my build would be greatly appreciated


    Case: Antec 902
    PSU: Corsair TX650, TX 750 recommended

    I think you should also make some changes in your existing list, like this:

    HDD: Western Digital cavair green 1TB
    GPU: Nvidia geforce GTX 460

    If you are short on budget, change i7 2600k to i5 2500k (i7 is better) and getting a SSD is of no use until you are using your pc for some exclusive and stand alone work. As for CPU cooler, until and unless you are overclocking, aftermarket cooler isn't recommended, you can put up with stock heatsink, however if you are getting one, get corsair h70, I don't have any experience in installation but I think it isn't much difficult to assemble a PC, you can take help of any good mechanic.
  2. Even if you're *not* short on budget, you should go 2500K. The 2600K is barely better and much more expensive.
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/best-gaming-cpu,review-32195-4.html
    Of course he's overclocking! He's getting an intel K!
    You certainly don't need 750 for one 6850. 600 would be fine.
    An SSD will improve load times and stuff like that; get it if you can afford it.
    It's easy to assemble a PC. Just read the instructions.
  3. Thanks for input. Actually for my needs, I'm not going to overclock too much. I got the solid state and processor as part of an accommodation discount for working at best buy... got the 2600k and solid state for 260 total. As for the cooler I was really just wondering if it will prolong the life of my stuff and how much maintenance if required to use it.
  4. If you do not overclock then there is no need for the cooler. Just invest good in the case and let the good "Chee" flow through the case! :D
  5. the 2600k is far better than i5, here i5 is i five only, not seven. The i7 supports hyper threading and if you are playing fsx, without even overclocking, you can use affinity mask = 255 tweak to get another ten-fifteen FPS. The 2600k, will then use 8 cores, deadly performance :-D
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