Hello! I'm a student building his first gaming PC(or PC period). I've done some reading on the function of various parts(looked at benchmarks...etc), and have decided that I want to rely on the following build(the high-end gaming computer): http://www.build-gaming-computers.com/high-end-gaming-c...
However, I don't want to water-cool. This being my first time building a computer I decided I wanted to keep things simple. I'm also not particularly interested in over-clocking at the moment. That's not to say I won't consider water-cooling or over-clocking at a later date, but not now.
Given that I don't want to water-cool, I've been wondering what to replace the water-cooling in the build with(would I need a heat sink?) or whether I actually need to replace it at all if I get the Azza Hurrican Full tower(which has 8 fans). Also, I don't think this would affect the power-supply requirements of the build, but I'm not completely sure. Hence why I'm here .
If it's of any relevance, my gaming pursuits will primarily be Diablo III, Starcraft II, Civ5, Sims possibly an MMO like guild wars 2 or SWTOR, League of Legends, Tribes: Ascend, the Witcher II..etc. Real Time Strategy, Grand Strand Strategy, First Person Shooter, RPG and MMORPG.
I'm also open to any suggestions on improvements. My budget range is ~$1700 though I'd be willing to go a little higher(or lower!) if there's significant improvement/little to no decrease.