This is going to be my first build . I don't know much about PC hardware so i really need your help . For weeks I've been reading forums and reviews and now i finally come up with a new system build. I'm trying to make a mid range gaming rig (not even sure if it is) maybe for like BF3 or Diablo3. Below are the specs I've chosen:
+1 on sosofm for the airflow. You do not need a whole lot, but you do need a constant stream pouring in, and being pulled out. I generally use a big fan in front, and then use my PSU as my main fan out the back (it sits right up against my 570, so it works well there as an exhaust.
Check microcenter for CPU prices if you have one nearby, they tend to be $60 cheaper than anyone else.
Good match for the CPU and mobo, and everything else seems compatible.
Heat should not be an issue. Your only real heat producer will be the GPU, so as long as it has a proper cooler, and you have 1 intake up front, and 1 outtake in back then you ought to be golden.
The PSU is exactly up to spec for what the manufacturer suggest, so it should be fine. I am turning into a bit of an OCZ fanboy, so I'll suggest to check them out, but the one you have picked should do just fine.
Only things I would suggest would be to have a SSD for the system drive, and hold off on the 500GB drive while they are still coming down in price. Those SSDs have great load times (granted it won't help your FPS, but it greatly improves the user experience). A 60-120GB SSD would do fine in the short term, and 500GB HDDs should go back down to their normal $40-50 by mid-late summer.
Everything is compatible - you don't need to worry there. Your build looks pretty good for the most part (see suggestions below). Your biggest bottleneck will probably be your primary hard drive.
Can you explain to me on how will it bottleneck? thanks
In any build your primary HD is always going to be a bottleneck. It's generally the slowest part of the PC - but anything over a 7200 RPM drive and you won't notice much of a performance gain. You could move to an SSD but you'll be essentially trading capacity for speed. SSD's are still really expensive in terms of cost per GB and I really hesitate to recommend them in low-budget builds.
don't you think its a bit nasty to connect case fans directly to the PSU considering it'll run at full speed?
Not at all, most of the time your case fans will hook directly to the motherboard and not the PSU. And then you control the speed of the fans through the BIOS. You only hook your fans to the PSU if you're running more than 2 or 3.
How about using a fan controller? What do you think? Im planning to install 3 fans (rare,side, top)
It's been my general experience that fan controllers are pretty useless. My Graphite 600T has one built-in and I essentially gave up trying to hook it up as it was a huge pain and most of the time you set the speed for your fans in the motherboard's BIOS anyways.