I'm going to be building my first/second computer coming up soon. The reason I say 'first/second' is because I did a partial upgrade to an aging HP store-bought desktop about a couple years ago. So that being said this time around I will be upgrading my motherboard and CPU, two things I am completely new at. Enough with the jabber, my main reason for posting, as I have done some preliminary research ahead of time, is to ask if the hardware I have selected is compatible, suitable for a moderate to heavy gamer, worth the money, and if I will be needing any aftermarket products such as cooling devices to keep this puppy chilled (I have heard it's not desirable to use water cooling in your setup). Here is the list of components that will become my final product:
Anyone interested in giving advice on what items I had posted for MY build choices. I know there are infinite choices on which direction to build into but I was hoping for some feedback regarding the items that I have already chosen. As I said before, the PSU and the tower are two things of which I Already Have. I was just curious to know if what I picked out will be a sufficient build. I am new to all of this and just want to know if I did proper research and picked a good unit overall and if I happen to be missing anything crucial before moving forward with purchasing. (Unfortunately my HTML skills are all but swift and I cannot figure out how to post links in this forum for each piece.)
Got to agree with JMer806, you don’t need the 16GB RAM or the downgrade from 1000W PSU, other than that looking good.
Unless you plan to Overclock you shouldn’t *NEED* a better fan and personally water cooling makes me extremely nervous after reading and hearing horror stories, plus it’s a lot of extra work to maintain it but it’s mainly a preference thing.
I'm thinking of building a somewhat similar build cheers