Hi forum, I'm new to these forums and have been recommended to check this place out for help!
What I have here is what I think would be good for my first custom built computer. I'm not looking for awesome graphics right now. Just something new and quick. What I need from you guys is your opinions and suggestions on parts, accessories, necessities for putting it together, where to buy, etc.
Now I've never really looked into cooling. Would anyone recommend something other than the oem heatsink and fan?
Well you are going with the i5 3550 so I would assume that there is not going to be overclocking. In which case there really isn't much need for an aftermarket cooler unless the case is very poor circulation which is also will not be the situation with your case selection.