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What kind of additional cooling, if any, do I need for this build?Thnx

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June 18, 2011 12:29:33 AM

Hi! So I'm about to purchase all this gear on Newegg and I'm wondering if I need an additional fan for this setup other than the ones that come with the PSU, GPU and Case? If so, what would you recommend and could my current PSU handle it?Thanks!
MOBO: ASRock P67 EXTREME4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157229 $159.99

CPU: I5-2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product $220

PSU:XFX P1-650X-CAH9 650W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817207007 -$68

GPU: HIS ICEq Radeon 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] roduct$180

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product $85


Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119233 $60

SSD: Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 64GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820148441 $120

HDD: Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product
a b B Homebuilt system
June 18, 2011 12:40:09 AM

Broken links. You can fix them by clicking the BBcode button on the top right of the post you are copying from, and get them from there.
a c 83 B Homebuilt system
June 18, 2011 12:47:28 AM

I think I would add an aftermarket cpu cooler. Something like the cm hyper 212 should be <$40.
It will let your cpu run cooler and quieter.
It will let you OC easier and higher.
No need for anything better, you get rapidly diminishing returns.

Otherwise looks good.
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June 18, 2011 1:00:10 AM

Thanks, and sorry about the links not working, I tried to fix them but every time I switched windows to put in new URLs into the BBC code thingy at top, the thing reset and I couldn't figure out how to get it to update.

I ended up not opting to get a heatsink/additional CPU fans because I doubt I'm going to be overclocking anytime soon and doubt I'll be running really intense apps. just yet, first I gotta build the thing :p 

Other than that, how do you think I did on the build from ordering everything from Newegg for a grand total of 1156 with an additional monitor thrown in, tax and without my rebates?
a b B Homebuilt system
June 18, 2011 2:00:17 AM

Looks good! A few things.
-Don't get the M4. Get something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Much faster reads and writes.

Also, I would swap the PSU, unless that one has 4x6pin PCI cables.

And A samsung Spinpoint F3 might be better.

And 1156 seems a bit steep. What monitor was it?
June 18, 2011 4:18:07 PM

Why should I swap the PSU? So it has more attachments for additional PCIe cards? I don't think I'm ever going to have more than two cards in there at once lol, but what would you suggest?

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a c 83 B Homebuilt system
June 18, 2011 6:14:04 PM
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I ended up not opting to get a heatsink/additional CPU fans because I doubt I'm going to be overclocking anytime soon and doubt I'll be running really intense apps. just yet, first I gotta build the thing
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You are getting a "K" because you can overclock it.

Go ahead and get a aftermarket cooler up front.
I hate to later take apart a working pc to do the job.
Doing some checking for you, the cm hyper212 has gone up in price, because of popularity, and is no longer recommended by me.
Really, anything with a 120mm fan will do the job.
How about the Xigmatek XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 $30?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 30, 2011 8:37:57 PM

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